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Author Decker, Rick ♦ Hirshfield, Stuart
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2001
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Computer architecture simulator ♦ Education
Abstract This article describes two simulations which, together, areintended to help students make the leap from writing programs in asimple high-level language to understanding how such programs cometo be translated and executed on a simple computer. The firstprogram simulates the compilation of an assignment statement from atypical programming language into a mock assembly language. Thesecond program simulates the fetch-execute cycle on a computerbuilt expressly to process that same assembly language. We describethe design and use of each simulator, and conclude with anecdotesabout our experiences using these tools in class.
ISSN 15314278
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2001-12-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 15314278
Journal Journal on Educational Resources in Computing (JERIC)
Volume Number 1
Issue Number 4
Page Count 14
Starting Page 4
Ending Page 17


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