These pages are designed to supplement the workbooks given out in class for unit D75P34, HND Computer Architecture. They are not meant to be used as a substitute for lectures!
For an overview of how the course is structured click here - all students are advised to read this.
Comments, queries, suggestions and requests for other material may be submitted using the link at the foot of the page. All materials are (c) 2003, Aberdeen College / C Nyssen. These pages are being constantly updated and revised and students are advised to check regularly for new material!
Parts of this site are now mirrored so you can also view it from home.
And now the links ........
Powerpoint slides as used in Lectures for D75P 34 -
Solutions for some of the homework exercises - The Fetch-Decode-Execute Cycle and Assembly Code Analysis.
Download Course Notes for Outcome 1, Outcome 2, and Outcome 3 here.
For the 256-colour "Safe" browser palette, click here.
To see the Primary, Secondary and Tertiary colours of light, including how images are displayed and printed, click here.
For a Java applet that can recreate all 16.7 million 24-bit True Colours, click here.
A site at the University of Westminster where you can practice your Floating Point numbers.
For an excellent link at the University of Herts, with a simulation of the Fetch Execute Cycle, click here.
A local page with a java applet which does the same thing, but simpler! Probably better for beginners.
You can download spare Fetch-Decode-Execute grids here.
A page with an applet to demonstrate how Boolean Logic works.
Christmas Lecture showing a short history of computers and computing. Click here.
Or why not sneak into the Web Design section to see some animated GIFs?
Best viewed at 800x600 in 16-bit high color with Trebuchet MS installed. If you do not have this font, click here