John Wiley & Sons, NY 1958, fifth edition 1960; 408 pages, Index; exercises at ends of sections.
Condition: Very Good, green cloth hardcover, titles in gilt and black on cover & spine; still bright, in Very Good green and white dustjacket and clear acetate glassine jacket protector. Jacket thumbsized paperloss at upper spine, some wear along top edges. The binding is sound and square, pages are clean and unmarked.
Categories: 1950's computers and computing, 1960's computers and computing, Computer Science, Databooks, Handbooks, Manuals, Hardware, Programming and Programming Languages, Assembly and Machine Language, General Programming, Philosophy of Programming
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Item DescriptionSections incl separate Bibliography for each; Bibliography at end of each Section gives a nice historical overview to each section. Contents includes -- Digital Computers and Their Design - computer design; system design; circuit design; logical design;
Circuit Components and Binary Numbers - component characteristics; circuit characteristics; the binary number system; binary circuits - decision circuit elements, memory circuit elements;
Boolean Algebra; Simplification of Boolean Functions - quine, harvard, veitch diagram, redundancies etc;
Memory Element Input Equations, flip-flops etc; Derivation of Application Equations - circuit analysis and synthesis using huffman-moore model; interconnection of units separately designed;
Digital Computer Memories - clock pulses and timing signals; selection problem; Logical Properties of Typical Digital Memories -- Magnetic Drums; Magnetic Cores; Magnetic Tape; other memories;
Input-Output Equipment - asynchronous devices; paper tape reading devices; punched card readers; analog-to-digital converters; Output devices -- paper-tape punches, card punches, printers, digital-to-analog converters;
The Arithmetic Unit, circuits for arithmetic operations; serial adders; subtraction; shifting; multiplication, etc;
Error-Free Computer Operation - checking information transfers, error-detecting codes, error-correcting codes; checking information manipulations;
The Control Unit - completing Computer Design; the design of a general-purpose computer; functional description; designing the computer - framework, word description, truth tables, input equations, revision & rearrangement etc
Other general - purpose computers; The Design of a limited-purpose computer; Misc. Practical matters - from equations to construction; from construction to operation.