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Computer Systems provides a clear, detailed, step-by-step introduction to the central concepts in computer architecture, assembly language, and computer organization. It urges students to explore the many dimensions of computer systems through a top-down approach to the seven levels of abstraction present in all von Neumann computer systems. Visit the Preface page to see the preface and table of contents for the Fifth Edition.


J. Stanley Warford
Professor of Computer Science
Pepperdine University


Two courses, Computer Systems and Computer Organization are available on iTunes U and can be viewed with Apple’s free iTunes U app for iOS mobile devices. The courses include video-recorded lectures, lecture slides, and homework assignments from the textbook. Visit the Resources page to access the iTunes U courses and other resources.