The Architecture of Computer Hardware, SystemsSoftware, & Networking: An Information Technology Approach, Fifth Edition
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The Architecture of Computer Hardware, System Software, and Networking: An Information Technology Approach, 5th Edition provides the right amount of technical detail needed to succeed in the field. This accessible introduction provides the basic principles of computer system architecture and organization in the context of the current technological landscape. The author provides chapters on the fundamentals of networking as it relates to computer systems as well as all kinds of business systems, from entrepreneurial to small business, networked, distributed, and more. This valuable book provides IT professionals with several real-world case studies that clearly show how the concepts are applied in the field.


Dr. Irv Englander has been involved in many different aspects of the computing field for more than forty years. He has designed logic circuits, developed integrated circuits, developed computer architectures, designed computer-controlled systems, designed operating systems developed application software, created the initial system design for a large water monitoring system, performed software auditing and verification of critical control software, and developed and specified hardware components and application software as a consultant for business systems large and small.


Part 1: An Overview of Computer Systems

Chapter 1 - Computers and Systems

Chapter 2 - An Introduction to System Concepts and Systems Architecture

Part 2: Data in the Computer

Chapter 3 - Number Systems

Chapter 4 - Data formats

Chapter 5 - Representing Numerical Data

Part 3: Computer Architecture and Hardware Operation

Chapter 6 - The Little Man Computer

Chapter 7 - The CPU and Memory

Chapter 8 - CPU and Memory: Design, Enhancement, and Implementation

Chapter 9 - Input/Output

Chapter 10 - Computer Peripherals

Chapter 11 - Modern Computer Systems

Part 4: Networks and Data Communications

Chapter 12 - Network and Data Communications—An Overview

Chapter 13 - Ethernet and TCP/IP Networking

Chapter 14 - Communication Channel Technology

Part 5: The Software Component

Chapter 15 - Operating Systems:  An Overview

Chapter 16 - The User View of Operating Systems

Chapter 17 - File Management

Chapter 18 - The Internal Operating System