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Go to lesson schedule. The aim of the course is to provide the theory and practice to implement an algorithm in hardware, exploring a spectrum of options ranging from dedicated specialized devices to programs on a general-purpose processor. The students will understand how a processor works and how an high-level program is translated into machine language and then executed; they will understand the organization of a computer system and of the operating systems running on it, with the related issues of cor-rectness and efficiency. At the end of the course, the students will be able to design specialized hardware for simple algo-rithms; translate simple programs from an high-level specification to machine language; write shell scripts using system calls in C in the UNIX environment; manage an information system, especially for what the installation and maintenance of applications and resources is concerned.
Almost all have been very positive. It is gratifying to know that a lot of people agree with our approach, and that this agreement is based on real firsthand experience learning from it in the case of students or watching students learn from it in the case of instructors.
The excitement displayed in their e-mail continues to be a high for us. However, as we said in the preface to the first edition, this book will always be a "work in progress. We thank you for that. We have also each taught the course two more times since the first edition came out, and that, too, has improved our insights into what we think we did right and what needed improvement.
The result has been a lot of changes in the second edition, while hopefully maintaining the essence of what we had before. How well we have succeeded we hope to soon learn from you. We insisted on keeping the basic concept of the LC a rich ISA that can be described in a few pages, and hopefully mastered in a short time. We kept the bit instruction and 4-bit opcode. The LC-3 specifies only 15 opcodes-and leaves one for future use perhaps, the third edition!
We received a lot of push-back on the PC-concatenate addressing mode, particularly for branches. The addressing mode had its roots in the old PDP-8 of the mids. A major problem with it comes up when an instruction on one page wants to dereference the next or previous page.
This has been a major hassle, particularly for forward branches close to a page boundary. We incorporated other changes in the LC Stacks now grow toward 0, in keeping with current conventional practice. We strongly believe, as stated more completely in the preface to our first edition, that our motivated bottom-up approach is the best way for students to learn the fundamentals of computing.
We have seen lots of evidence that suggests that in general, students who understand the fundamentals of how the computer works are better able to grasp the stuff that they encounter later, including the high-level programming languages that they must work in, and that they can learn the rules of these programming languages with far less memorizing because everything makes sense.
For us, the best use of the book is a one-semester freshman course for particularly motivated students, or a two-semester sequence where the pace is tempered. If you choose to go the onesemester route heavy on the first half of the book, you probably want to leave out much of Chapters 15,17,18,and We have also seen the book used effectively in each of the following environments:Two Quarters, Freshman Course In some sense this is the best use of the book.
In the first quarter, Chapters 1 through 10 are covered; in the second quarter, Chapters 11 through The pace is brisk, but the entire book can be covered in two academic quarters. One-Semester Second CourseThe book has been used successfully as a second course in computing, after the student has spent the first course with a high-level programming language.
The rationale is that after exposure to high-level language programming in the first course, the second course should treat at an introductory level digital logic, basic computer organization, and assembly language programming. Most of the semester is spent on Chapters 1 through 10, with the last few weeks spent on a few topics from Chapters 11 through 19, showing how some of the magic from the students' first course can actually be implemented.
Functions, activation records, recursion, pointer variables, and some elementary data structures are typically the topics that get covered. A Sophomore-Level Computer Organization CourseThe book has been used to delve deeply into computer implementation in the sophomore year.
The semester is spent in Chapters 1 through 10, sometimes culminating in a thorough study of Appendix C, which provides the complete microarchitecture of a microprogrammed LC We note, however, that some very important ideas in computer architecture are not covered here, most notably cache memory, pipelining, and virtual memory. We agree that these topics are very important to the education of a computer scientist or computer engineer, but we feel these topics are better suited to a senior course in computer architecture and design.
This book is not intended for that purpose. The Language CFrom there, we move on to C. The C programming language occupies the second half of the book. The C programming language fits very nicely with our bottom-up approach. Its low-level nature allows students to see clearly the connection between software and the underlying hardware. In this book we focus on basic concepts such as control structures, functions, and arrays.
Once basic programming concepts are mastered, it is a short step for students to learn more advanced concepts such as objects and abstraction. Each time a new construct in C is introduced, the student is shown the LC-2 code that a compiler would produce.
Chapter 11 is a gentle introduction to high-level programming languages. At this point, students have dealt heavily with assembly language and can understand the motivation behind what high-level programming languages provide. Chapter 11 also contains a simple C program, which we use to kick-start the process of learning C. Chapter 12 deals with values, variables, constants, and operators. Chapter 13 introduces C control structures. We provide many complete program examples to give students a sample of how each of these concepts is used in practice.
LC-2 code is used to demonstrate how each C construct affects the machine at the lower levels. In Chapter 14, students are exposed to techniques for debugging high-level source code. Chapter 15 introduces functions in C.
Students are not merely exposed to the syntax of functions. Rather they learn how functions are actually executed using a run-time stack. A number of examples are provided. Chapter 16 teaches recursion, using the student's newly gained knowledge of functions, activation records, and the run-time stack. Chapter 17 teaches pointers and arrays, relying heavily on the student's understanding of how memory is organized.
Chapter 19 concludes the coverage of C with structures, dynamic memory allocation, and linked lists. Along the way, we have tried to emphasize good programming style and coding methodology by means of examples. Novice programmers probably learn at least as much from the programming examples they read as from the rules they are forced to study. Insights that accompany these examples are highlighted by means of lightbulb icons that are included in the margins. We have found that the concept of pointer variables Chapter 17 is not at all a problem.
By the time students encounter it, they have a good understanding of what memory is all about, since they have analyzed the logic design of a small memory Chapter 3. They know the difference, for example, between a memory location's address and the data stored there.
From this foundation, it is not a large step to explain functions by introducing run-time activation records Chapter 15 , with a lot of the mystery about argument passing, dynamic declarations, and so on, going away. Since a function can call a function, it is one additional small step certainly no magic involved for a function to call itself. Horn to Use This BoohWe have discovered over the past two years that there are many ways the material in this book can be presented in class effectively.
We suggest six presentations below The Michigan model. First course, no formal prerequisites. Very intensive, this course covers the entire book. We have found that with talented, very highly motivated students, this works best.
Normal usage. First course, no prerequisites. This course is also intensive, although less so. It covers most of the book, leaving out Sections Second course. Several schools have successfully used the book in their second course, after the students have been exposed to programming with an object-oriented programming language in a milder first course.
In this second course, the entire book is covered, spending the first two-thirds of the semester on the first 10 chapters, and the last one-third of the semester on the second half of the book. The second half of the book can move more quickly, given that it follows both Chapters and the preface to the first edition xxi introductory programming course, which the student has already taken.
Since students have experience with programming, lengthier programming projects can be assigned. This model allows students who were introduced to programming via an object-oriented language to pick up C, which they will certainly need if they plan to go on to advanced software courses such as operating systems. Two quarters. An excellent use of the book.
No prerequisites, the entire book can be covered easily in two quarters, the first quarter for Chapters , the second quarter fcr Chapters Two semesters. Perhaps the optimal use of the book. A two-semester sequence for freshmen. No formal prerequisites. Second semester, Chapters with additional substantial programming projects so that the students can solidify the concepts they learn in lectures.
A sophomore course in computer hardware.
A computer system is a digital electronic machine that can programmed to perform some operations as per the computer program instructions. The computer system consist of both hardware and the software components. The computer hardware components are physical components mounted within the computer case and some are also connected externally. The computer has become an integral part of our lives. Apart from the computer you use to write your coursework and to communicate with. CS Introduction to computing systems.
You can find the PDF version of the syllabus here. The course goals are that you be able to explain how a classical von Neumann machine is organized, how instructions are executed, how instructions are represented at the machine and symbolic levels, to write simple assembly language programs, and to show how basic high-level programming constructs are implemented at the machine level. In addition, you should be able to describe simple combinatorial and sequential circuits using logic, to describe the different formats for representing numerical data and convert between formats , to describe the internal representation of characters, strings, records, and arrays. The focus of this course will be how computers work with particular focus on the relationship between software written in a high-level language and the computer systems that compile and execute them. Students will gain an understanding of all the components of a computer, insight into the interactions between software and hardware, and an appreciation for the advantages and limitations of the abstractions provided by higher-level languages. You're expected to attend lectures; attendance counts toward the final grade.
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Section mailing lists only registered students can send messages : Section 2: ecef11 lists. This course is intended for first-year students, to serve both as a general introduction to engineering for all engineering majors, but also as a foundational course for the computer engineering and computer science degree programs. The course provides bottoms-up coverage of the critical concepts in the operation and design of computing systems, starting with transistors, then logic gates, then complex logic structures, then gated latches and memory.
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