H. T. Vergos - Professor


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Introduction to Computer Systems

Teaching > Undergraduate Courses

Introduction to Computer Systems

This is an introductory course for the freshmen of our Department. It serves as a starting point for the "Introduction to Algorithms", "Programming Languages", "Logic Design" and "Computer Architecture" courses.

The main topics covered during the lectures are :

  • Information Representation in the Binary System
  • Arithmetic and Logic Operations in the Binary System
  • Basic Components of A Computer System
  • How is an Instruction Executed ?
  • Memory Addressing Modes
  • Assembly Language (ARM7 architecture targetted)
  • Computer Peripherals - Buses - Protocols
  • Computer Communication & Networks - Errors - Error Detection and Correction Principles


Dr. Vergos abandoned giving this course in 2004. Therefore, the material in the following links may be outdated.


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