Newnes. ISBN 0-7506-4474-5
This is the recommended course book. It provides a practical introduction to microprocessors, computers, binary arithmetic, simple digital logic, C programs, and some basic communications issues.
The Principles of Computer Hardware
Oxford Science. ISBN 0-19-853764-6
Paperback, 2nd Ed published 1992.
A very good book which is both readable and detailed. The book has chapters on microprocessors, computers, binary arithmetic, computer memory, digital logic, and some communications issues. One to keep on the desk for years to come.
Paul Horowitz Winfield Hill
The ART of Electronics
Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-37095-7,
A book which contains a thorough background to digital and
analogue electronics. The approach is clear, well illustrated
and full of helpful practical hints on how to make things work
well. It contains much information on microcomputer hardware,
operational amplifiers and many other electronic subsystems. One
to keep on beside you in the design lab for years to come.
Recommended as a good textbook by several people with experience
in teaching C. This book also includes some material on C++
Recommended by the original author of these web pages, Dr. Keith Halewood (our former computing officer). Based on a favourably reviewed practical C course taught at Liverpool University, well written and easy to follow.
Brian W Kernighan and Dennis M Ritchie
"The C Programming Language", 2nd Ed
This is considered the "bible" on the C programming
language, written by the original C language designers and available
in the QML heavy demand section. An excellent book, but rather
terse in style, and not an easy read. The 1st edition of
this book is also excellent, but it is now outdated
and should be avoided (A new standard for the C language was published
in 1988/89, which changed the definition of the language in several