|Section 001:||Section 002:|
|Meets: Friday 1:30 - 4:10, IN 134||Meets: TR 3:00 - 4:15, IN 134|
|Instructor: Prof. Pearl Wang||Instructor: Prof. Liz White|
|Phone: 703-993-1527||Phone: 703-993-1586|
|Office location: S&T II, Room 430B||Office location: S&T II, Room 429|
|Office hours: Fri 10 - 11:30 am||Office hours: Tues & Thurs 1:30 - 2:30 pm|
|Raimi Rufai||Xiaohui Yang|
|Office location: ST 2, Room 365||Office location: ST 2, Room 330|
|Office hours: Wed 5 - 7 pm||Office hours: Thurs 4:30 - 6:30 pm|
This course provides an introduction to computer systems from a programmer's perspective.
Topics include machine-level representation of data and programs, linking and loading, processes,
virtual memory and memory allocation.
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
Grade of C or better in ECE 303, 331, or 445. (Same as 2007 prerequisites.)
The required textbook for this class is
Computer Systems: A Programmer's Perspective by Randal
Bryant and David O'Hallaron (Prentice Hall, 2003). A reference text for the C programming
language is the classic Kernighan and
Ritchie book The C Programming Language (2nd edition,
Prentice Hall, 1988).
|Week 1:||Overview of Computer
Systems (Ch 1); Intro to C programming
|Week 2:||Programming in C (cont'd)
|Week 3||Programming in C (cont'd)
||Representing & Manipulating Information (Ch 2)
|Week 5:||Ch 2 (contd);
|Week 6:||Machine-level Representation of Programs (Ch 3)
|Week 7:||Ch 3 (cont'd)
||Ch 3 (cont'd)
|Week 9:||Ch 3 (cont'd)|
||Ch 3 (cont'd)
|Week 11:||Linking (Ch 7)|
|Week 12:||Exceptional Control Flow (Ch 8)|
|Week 13||Ch 8 (cont'd)|
|Week 14:||Virtual Memory (Ch 10)
The grade for the course will be based on the following components:
(i) Homework Assignments (15%)
(ii) Lab Assignments (35%)
(iii) Mid-term exam (25%)
(iv) Final exam (25%)
All exams are closed book.
You are expected to abide by the University's honor code and the CS Department's Honor Code and Academic Integrity Policies during the semester. Any violation of the honor code will result in an F for the class.
All handouts and other course material will be available at the following locations:
367 home page for Section 001 (Dr. Wang) and
367 home page for Section 002 (Dr. White).
If you're planning to use the computers on campus for doing your
please obtain an IT&E labs
account. Even if you are using your own computer, your programs need to
execute correctly on the Linux computers in the IT&E lab since that
system will be used while grading your projects.
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