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Building a Mental Model of a Computer

Author: 
Goldman, Kenneth J
Issue Date: 
Monday, June 25, 2007
Description: 
A general overview of how a computer operates at the level of the CPU and memory. Also includes an activity for a group to simulate the execution of assembly code.
Keywords: 
architecture, assembly, memory, state machine, fetch execute cycle
Education Levels: 
High School
Intended Audience: 
Educator
Learner
Type: 
Instructional Material : Lecture/Presentation
Publisher: 
TECS Workshop: Washington University Department of Computer Science and Engineering Professional Development Workshop
URL: 
kjg@cse.wustl.edu
CSTA Classification: 

CD.L3A-03

Describe the principal components of computer organization (e.g., input, output, processing, and storage).