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Revised: 01/18/99, 01/17/00, 01/08/06, 08/20/08, 06/20/10, 08/13/10, 05/18/14

CHAPTER 4 — The Processor

Chapter Topics:

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.


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