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Computer Architecture covers the nature and limitations of computers. The CPU is covered in detail, including processor, control, and memory design. Data path design and the ALU – both fixed and floating-point arithmetic – are covered. The course also includes pipeline and super scalar processing. Finally the I/O system is studied in some detail.
Advisory: It is advisable to have completed two computer science courses prior to enrolling in this course. Also, it would be helpful (but it is not required) for students to take a course in discrete mathematics as a co-requisite. However, it is expected that all students who are taking this course have the mathematical maturity gained in a year of college-level mathematics (such as calculus or discrete mathematics).
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