Objectives 3 •Learn the components common to every modern computer system. •Be able to explain how each component contributes to program execution. •Understand a simple architecture invented to illuminate these basic concepts, and how it relates to some real architectures. •Know how the program assembly process works.
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4.1 Introduction 4 •Lecture1 presented a general overview of computer systems•In Lecture 2, we discussed how data is stored and manipulated by various computer system components. •Lecture 3 described the fundamental components of digital circuits. •Having this background, we can now understand how computer components work, and how they fit together to create useful computer systems