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1 Course Introduction Pd b Lecture 0.0 © 2008, S. F. Midkiff and L. A. DaSilva Prepared by Scott F. Midkiff, Ph.D. and Luiz A. DaSilva, Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering Virginia Tech Welcome to ECE 4500! ± What is this course about? ± Why should you be interested? ± How will you learn?
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2 Course Description This course provides an understanding of the fundamental principles and concepts of computer systems Representation of information Boolean logic Design and operation of digital logic Computer organization Relationship between computer hardware and system software Computer networks and data communication Major Learning Objectives After successful completion of this course, you should be able to… Represent numerical and non-numerical data using standard encoding methods Perform arithmetic operations in binary Derive logical operations using Boolean operators Analyze the operation of simple combinational and synchronous sequential logic circuits Analyze sequential behavior using timing diagrams and state diagrams
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3 Major Learning Objectives After successful completion of this course, you should be able to (continued)… Explain the basic organization of a computer, including the instruction set architecture, functions of the central processing unit, cache memory, main memory, mass storage, and other input/output devices Explain the principles of operation of von Neumann architectures
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