About the book
BASICS OF COMPUTER ORGANIZATION AND ARCHITECTURE: Problems and Solutions is the result of several years of teaching, laboratory experience and evaluating the performance of the students. This book starts with a brief history of electronic computers and covers all units of digital computers including history of computers, number systems and codes, fixed point arithmetic, floating point arithmetic, decimal arithmetic, ALU Design, control unit, hardwired and micro-programmed control unit configurations and design, memories, memory interfacing, buses, examples of standard serial and parallel buses, input and output devices and I/O modes, introduction to 8 bit microprocessors and microcontrollers, etc. The problems are in graded form staring from simple to a reasonably complex level. Even though this book deals with problems and solutions, if one looks at the book in its totality it also serves as a text book on this topic.