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Hello; I am looking into CPUS, I would like to see how they work on an atomic level. I don't know much about this advanced area, but I would like to research it. If anyone has any references to books or information about this it would be greatly appriciated, I am a student and would like to go into hardware engineering including machine code and also how CPUs Actually work. Thanks to all, much appreciated.
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    I mean, obviously at the atomic level it's just silicon, lead soldering and an electric current (obviously more elements are involved, but the atomic structure of a CPU doesn't matter anyway). My professor gave me this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNN_tTXABUA which does a decent job at explaining basic CPU structure and RAM interactions. Obviously goes into detail about instruction sets and how those are processed since that's basically what the CPU does.

    As far as machine coding goes, that's not my expertise, but I'm sure google has many resources available to that tune.
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  2. JalYt_Justin said:
    I mean, obviously at the atomic level it's just silicon, lead soldering and an electric current (obviously more elements are involved, but the atomic structure of a CPU doesn't matter anyway). My professor gave me this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNN_tTXABUA which does a decent job at explaining basic CPU structure and RAM interactions. Obviously goes into detail about instruction sets and how those are processed since that's basically what the CPU does.

    As far as machine coding goes, that's not my expertise, but I'm sure google has many resources available to that tune.


    Thanks for responding, much appreciated I will look further into this.
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  3. I guess what you might want to do is look up this thing called "PN Junction" (on YouTube or whatever). That is the basis of how all "computing" works on the atomic level I guess. It explains how electrons move in a semiconductor and leads to the next step...the transistor.

    Pretty much everything else after that is how to arrange transistors in various patterns to perform what we call "binary logic". And that leads to computer architecture which does this binary logic in various ways to "compute" some mathematical calculations and set 1's and 0's everywhere.
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  4. rasmasyean said:
    I guess what you might want to do is look up this thing called "PN Junction" (on YouTube or whatever). That is the basis of how all "computing" works on the atomic level I guess. It explains how electrons move in a semiconductor and leads to the next step...the transistor.

    Pretty much everything else after that is how to arrange transistors in various patterns to perform what we call "binary logic". And that leads to computer architecture which does this binary logic in various ways to "compute" some mathematical calculations and set 1's and 0's everywhere.


    Thank you so much, I am looking into now, thanks again.
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