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Subtitles: English, Hebrew

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Logic GateComputer ArchitectureAssembly LanguagesHardware Description Language (HDL)

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Subtitles: English, Hebrew

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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5 videos (Total 27 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
Unit 0.1: The Road Ahead10m
Unit 0.2: From Nand to Hack7m
Unit 0.3: From Hack to Tetris3m
Unit 0.4: Project 0 Overview3m
1 reading
Module 0: Introduction Roadmap10m
7 hours to complete

Boolean Functions and Gate Logic

8 videos (Total 128 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
Unit 1.2: Boolean Functions Synthesis9m
Unit 1.3: Logic Gates10m
Unit 1.4: Hardware Description Language18m
Unit 1.5: Hardware Simulation33m
Unit 1.6: Multi-Bit Buses8m
Unit 1.7: Project 1 Overview24m
Unit 1.8: Perspectives 9m
1 reading
Module 1: Boolean Functions and Gate Logic Roadmap10m
1 hour to complete

General Course Information

1 video (Total 2 min), 3 readings
1 video
3 readings
Course Overview10m
6 hours to complete

Boolean Arithmetic and the ALU

6 videos (Total 66 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
Unit 2.2: Binary Addition12m
Unit 2.3: Negative Numbers11m
Unit 2.4: Arithmetic Logic Unit16m
Unit 2.5: Project 2 Overview7m
Unit 2.6: Perspectives10m
1 reading
Module 2: Boolean Arithmetic and the ALU Roadmap10m
7 hours to complete


6 videos (Total 84 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
Unit 3.2: Flip Flops15m
Unit 3.3: Memory Units25m
Unit 3.4: Counters10m
Unit 3.5: Project 3 Overview10m
Unit 3.6: Perspectives11m
1 reading
Module 3: Memory Roadmap10m
8 hours to complete

Machine Language

10 videos (Total 187 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
10 videos
Unit 4.2: Machine Languages: Elements 16m
Unit 4.3: The Hack Computer and Machine Language15m
Unit 4.4: Hack Language Specification10m
Unit 4.5: Input / Output26m
Unit 4.6: Hack Programming, Part 124m
Unit 4.7: Hack Programming, Part 221m
Unit 4.8: Hack Programming, Part 3 32m
Unit 4.9: Project 4 Overview 19m
Unit 4.10: Perspectives 7m
1 reading
Module 4: Machine Language Roadmap10m
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Top reviews from Build a Modern Computer from First Principles: From Nand to Tetris (Project-Centered Course)

By MMFeb 18th 2017

An excellent course provided by phenomenal professors! Everything is broken down into simple, easily understandable portions, and leaves you with a clear idea how to proceed to solve a given problem.

By RQFeb 15th 2017

One of the best courses I have taken on Coursera. I feel much more knowledgable about the lower-level workings of computers now. I hope at some point Coursera offers the second part of the course.



Shimon Schocken

Computer Science

Noam Nisan

Computer Science and Engineering

About Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Ranked among the top academic and research institutions worldwide, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is Israel's leading university and premier research institution. Serving 23,000 students from 70 countries, the Hebrew University produces a third of Israel’s civilian research and is ranked 12th worldwide in biotechnology patent filings and commercial development. The Hebrew University was founded in 1918 by visionaries including Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Martin Buber and Chaim Weizmann. It is located on three campuses in Jerusalem and a fourth in Rehovot. Visit the website at http://new.huji.ac.il/en. Join our online learners community at https://www.facebook.com/groups/hujimooc/. ...

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