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Essentials of Computer Organization and Architecture

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Developed at Pennsylvania State University, this textbook for a one-semester computer science course covers digital logic, basic computer organization, instruction set architectures, basic memory concepts, input/output, storage devices, system software, performance issues, alternative architectures,
Hardcover, 673 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by Jones & Bartlett Publishers
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Axydlbaaxr Crichton
Terrible. Horrible. AWFUL. Simple concepts get undue coverage and the same thing explained many times, while the harder concepts are glossed over, with NO explanations of how to do the more complicated questions at the end of the chapters.

This might be good for a "survey" course, but any course that expects hard analysis of the concepts --forget it. They're not covered in the text.
Theo
This book is terrible. Only get it if you're reading a course that absolutely demands it, otherwise there are bound to be numerous better options out there to learn the same things.
Grace Ahmed
Text fails to explain many of the things that are asked of the student in the chapter end questions. Many typos in this edition make for even more confusion for the naive student.
Michael
I RECOIL in fear everytime I think about the NIGHTMARE that this class/book was....*shudders*

Never again....
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