Microcomputer Control of Thermal and Mechanical Systems

  • W. F. Stoecker
  • P. A. Stoecker


The designations “microprocessor” and “microcomputer” are sometimes used interchangeably, but at the outset we shall distinguish between them. We shall understand a microprocessor to be a single chip that performs various operations when provided with a program configured in a prescribed structure. The microcomputer combines the microprocessor with other components and circuitry, such as memories and input/output (I/O) devices. While it is true that there are chips now available that contain memories and I/O capabilities as well as the microprocessor, we shall maintain the distinction between the two terms.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. F. Stoecker
    • 1
  • P. A. Stoecker
    • 2
  1. 1.University of IllinoisUrbana-ChampaignUSA
  2. 2.Hewlett-Packard CompanyUSA

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