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Essentials of Computer Organization and Architecture, Fifth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access

Author(s): Linda Null, PhD, Pennsylvania State University
  • ISBN-13: 9781284123036
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     744 pages      © 2019
Price: $159.95 US List
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The Essentials of Computer Organization and Architecture was awarded a "Textbook Excellence Award" (“Texty”) in it's second, third, and fourth editions from the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA) the only association devoted solely to serving textbook and academic authors since 1987 ( The "Textbook Excellence Award" recognizes works for their excellence in the areas of content, presentation, appeal, and teachability.

Each new print copy of Essentials of Computer Organization and Architecture also includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.

Bestselling text, The Essentials of Computer Organization and Architecture, Fifth Edition, is comprehensive enough to address all necessary organization and architecture topics, but concise enough to be appropriate for a single-term course. Its focus on real-world examples and practical applications encourages students to develop a “big-picture” understanding of how essential organization and architecture concepts are applied in the computing world. In addition to direct correlation with the ACM/IEEE guidelines for computer organization and architecture, the text exposes readers to the inner workings of a modern digital computer through an integrated presentation of fundamental concepts and principles.

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Features & Benefits

  • NEW Null Pointers side bars include helpful hints to simplify concepts students typically struggle with
  • REORGANIZED - Streamlined presentation of content with material not deemed “essential” available online
  • UPDATED - Discussions of hardware updated and expanded throughout the text
  • NEW- Animations within the Navigate 2 eBook help simplify difficult concepts
  • STUDENT FAVORITE – The MARIE Simulator package allows students to learn the essential concepts of computer organization and architecture, including assembly language, without getting caught up in unnecessary and confusing details
  • HELPFUL RESOURCE – Available with optional eBook chapters on MIPS and Intel Assembly Language

Applicable Courses

Written for the Computer Organization and Architecture course taught at the college and university level.

Linda Null, PhD-Pennsylvania State University

Linda Null received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Iowa State University in 1991, an M.S. in Computer Science from Iowa State University in 1989, an M.S. in Computer Science Education from Northwest Missouri State University in 1983, an M.S. in Mathematics Education from Northwest Missouri State University in 1980, and a B.S. in Mathematics and English from Northwest Missouri State University in 1977. She has been teaching mathematics and computer science for over 25 years and is currently the Computer Science graduate program coordinator at Penn State Harrisburg, where she has been a member of the faculty since 1995. Professor Null was recently presented Penn State's Award for Excellence in Teaching in recognition of her innovative and outstanding work in the classroom, as well as the Kathryn Towns Award in recognition of her commitment to the issues and interests of women students, particularly those in mathematics and computer science. Her areas of interest include computer organization and architecture, operating systems, and computer security.

The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9781284123036

BlackBoard ready Test Bank
Image Bank
Instructor Manual
Slides in PowerPoint Format
Test Bank
Transition Guide

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