TDT4160: Computers and Digital Design
This compendium tries to explain the essence of the course. The information provided is largely based on the course book "Structured Computer Organization" and the lecture slides. Please note that this compendium is written by students, so please be critical to what you read.
Anyone is allowed to edit this compendium, so feel free to make improvements.
Chapter 1: Introduction
The first chapter introduces some fundamental definitions and explainations of computer design. It also presents the history of computer design.
Structured computer organization
- Digital computer
- A machine that can do work for people by carrying out instructions given to it.
- A sequence of instructions describing how to perform a certain task.