Basic Principles of an Operating System

Basic Principles of an Operating System

Learn the Internals and Design Principles

person icon Dr. Priyanka Rathee

ebook icon BPB Publications

language icon Language - English

updated on icon Updated on Jan, 2021

architecture icon IT & Software,Operating Systems


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Formats : EPUB, PDF (Downlodable)

Pages : 329

ISBN : 9789388511711

Language : English

About the Book

Book description

A basic guide to learn Design and Programming of operating system in depth

Key Features

Easy to read and understand

Covers the topic in-depth

Good explanation of concepts with relevant diagrams and examples

Contains a lot of review questions to understand the concepts

Clarification of concepts using case studies

The book will help to achieve a high confidence level and thus ensure high performance of the reader


An operating system is an essential component of computers, laptops, smartphones and any other devices that manages the computer hardware. This book is a complete textbook that includes theory, implementation, case studies, a lot of review questions, questions from GATE and some smart tips. Many examples and diagrams are given in the book to explain the concepts. It will help increase the readability and understand the concepts.

The book is divided into 11 chapters. It describe the basics of an operating system, how it manages the computer hardware, Application Programming interface, compiling, linking, and loading. It talks about how communication takes place between two processes, the different methods of communication, the synchronization between two processes, and modern tools of synchronization. It covers deadlock and various methods to handle deadlock.

It also describes the memory and virtual memory organization and management, file system organization and implementation, secondary storage structure, protection and security.

What will you learn

The proposed book will be very simple to read, understand and provide sound knowledge of basic concepts. It is going to be a complete book that includes theory, implementation, case studies, a lot of review questions, questions from GATE and some smart tips.

Who this book is for


Table of Contents

1. Introduction and Structure of an Operating System

2. Operating System Services

3. Process Management

4. Inter Process Communication and Process Synchronization

5. Deadlock

6. Memory Organization and Management

7. Virtual Memory Organization

8. File System Organization and Implementation

9. Secondary Storage Structure

10. Protection and Security

11. Case Study

Basic Principles of an Operating System

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BPB Publications

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