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Revised: 01/18/99, 01/17/00, 01/08/06, 08/20/08

CHAPTER 4 — The Processor

From previous chapters you know that the major hardware components of a computer system are:

This chapter examines the "brain" of the computer system — the processor. Then it shows how the programs you write are translated into instructions for the processor.

Chapter Topics:


What component of a computer system is directly responsible for running a program?