Computer Science 217
The purpose of this course is to provide the fundamental background necessary to understand, design and implement the components of programming systems. Examples of such components include text editors, assemblers, compilers, loaders, interpreters, and portions of operating systems. The course is divided into three major parts: machine organization and assembly language programming, program design and development, and software tools.
MW 10:00AM-10:50AM, Computer Science Building 104
|Number||Meeting Time||Meeting Place||Preceptor|
|1||MW 1:30PM-2:20PM||Computer Science Building 102||Robert Dondero|
|2||TTh 1:30PM-2:20PM||Computer Science Building 102||Dushyant Arora|
|3||TTh 7:30PM-8:20PM||Computer Science Building 102||Sasha Koruga|
|3a||TTh 7:30PM-8:20PM||Friend Center 112||Meng Zhang|
|4||MW 3:30PM-4:20PM||Computer Science Building 102||Robert Dondero|
|5||TTh 3:30PM-4:20PM||Computer Science Building 102||Sunha Ahn|
Vivek Pai : Computer Science Building 322 : 609-258-2086 : firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: By appointment in Computer Science Building 322
Robert Dondero : Computer Science Building 206 : 609-258-2211 : email@example.com
Office Hours: MW 2:30 and MW 4:30, or by appointment, in Computer Science Building 206. I might be late if students have questions after precept. In that case feel free to see me in the precept classroom, Computer Science Building 102.
Sunha Ahn : Engineering Quad C305 : 609-258-7035 : firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: F 2:30 and F 3:30 in Engineering Quad C305
Dushyant Arora : Computer Science Building 003 : 609-258-2072 : email@example.com
Office Hours: TTh 2:30 in Computer Science Building 003
Sasha Koruga : Computer Science Building 004 : 609-258-1785 : firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: T 5:00 PM and T 6:00 PM in Computer Science Building 004
Meng Zhang : Engineering Quad B217 : email@example.com
Office Hours: TTh 8:30 PM in Friend Center 112
Bryan Richter : firstname.lastname@example.org
Colleen Kenny-McGinley : Computer Science Building 210 : 609-258-1746 : email@example.com
Available in the Friend Center 016 and 017 computer labs. A lab teaching assistant schedule provides details.
COS 126. More specifically, you should have substantial programming experience using some high-level programming language such as Java. Prior experience with the C programming language is helpful but not essential.
The course uses these textbooks and manuals:
C Programming: A Modern Approach (Second Edition), K. N. King, Norton & Co. 2008. The book covers the C programming language and advanced C programming.
That book is available in the University bookstore and is on reserve in the Engineering Library.
The Practice of Programming, Brian W. Kernighan and Rob Pike, Addison-Wesley 1999. The book covers program and programming style. Many of the lectures in the first half of the course are derived, in part, from this book.
Computer Systems: A Programmer's Perspective (Second Edition), Randal E. Bryant and David R. O'Hallaron, Prentice-Hall 2010. The book describes computer systems from the point of view of a C programmer. In particular, it covers Intel architecture and assembly language, and some additional pertinent topics. The most important chapters of the book are on electronic reserve.
Programming with GNU Software, Michael K. Loukides & Andrew Oram, O'Reilly 1997. The book covers the GNU programming environment. Specifically, it contains one chapter on each of the programming tools that we use in the course.
Those books are available in the University bookstore and are on reserve in the Engineering Library.
The course uses these manuals, for reference only:
All are freely available through the Web.
The Policies regarding collaboration and plagiarism are similar to those in COS 126. Please read them.