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Unformatted text preview: book, you will gain some insights that have immediate value to you as a programmer, and others that will prepare you for advanced courses in compilers, computer architecture, operating systems, and networking. The book owes its origins to an introductory course that we developed at Carnegie Mellon in the Fall of 1998, called 15-213: Introduction to Computer Systems. The course has been taught every semester since then, each time to about 150 students, mostly sophomores in computer science and computer engineering. It has become a prerequisite for all upper-level systems courses. The approach is concrete and hands-on. Because of this, we are able to couple the lectures with programming labs and assignments that are fun and exciting. The response from our students and faculty colleagues was so overwhelming that we decided that others might benefit from our approach. Hence the book. This is the Beta draft of the manuscript. The final hard-cover version will be available from the publisher in Summer, 2002, for adoption in the Fall, 2002 term. Assumptions...
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