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.
TTh 10:00AM-10:50AM, Friend 101
You will need an iClicker for lectures. If you don't have one, buy it at Labyrinth Books (approx. $30), or buy a used one from a fellow student. No need to buy anything fancier than the base model. After you buy it, register it on Blackboard: go into the COS217 course in blackboard, click on "tools", then "iClicker student registration."
Please direct questions concerning your precept assignment to Colleen Kenny-McGinley, the CS Department's Undergraduate Coordinator. Colleen's contact information is provided later on this page. The course's professor, lead preceptors, and graduate student preceptors do not manage precept assignments.
|Number||Meeting Time||Meeting Place||Preceptor|
|1||MW 1:30PM-2:20PM||Friend Center 009||Donna Gabai|
|2||MW 3:30PM-4:20PM||Friend Center 009||Donna Gabai|
|3||MW 7:30PM-8:20PM||Friend Center 009||Seo Young Kyung|
|4||TTh 12:30PM-1:20PM||Friend Center 009||Xiaoyan Li|
|4A||TTh 12:30PM-1:20PM||Friend Center 110||Alberto Mizrahi Benmaman|
|5||TTh 1:30PM-2:20PM||Friend Center 009||Xiaoyan Li|
|5A||TTh 1:30PM-2:20PM||Friend Center 110||Jiashuo Zhang|
|6||TTh 3:30PM-4:20PM||Friend Center 110||Austin Le|
|6A||TTh 3:30PM-4:20PM||Friend Center 111||Logan Stafman|
Andrew Appel, Ph.D. : CS Building 209 : appel@CS.Princeton.EDU
Office Hours: Fr 10:00AM and Fr 11:00AM in CS Building 209
Xiaoyan Li, Ph.D. : 221 Nassau Street, Room 104 : xiaoyan@CS.Princeton.EDU
Office Hours: M 10:00AM, M 11:00AM, W 10:00AM and W 11:00AM in 221 Nassau Street, Room 104
Donna Gabai : Corwin 039 : firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: Th 7:00PM, Th 8:00PM, Sun 3:00pm, Sun 4:00pm in Lewis Library 121
Seo Young Kyung : email@example.com
Office Hours: M 3:00PM, W 3:00PM in Friend Center 010
Austin Le : firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: Tu 4:30PM, Tu 5:30pm in Friend Center 010
Alberto Mizrahi Benmaman : email@example.com
Office Hours: Fr 11:00AM, Fr 12 noon in Friend Center 010
Logan Stafman : firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: Tu 2:30PM, Th 2:30PM in Friend Center 010
Jiashuo (Josh) Zhang : email@example.com
Office Hours: M 4:00PM, W 4:00PM in Friend Center 010
Tom Colen : firstname.lastname@example.org
Markos Markakis : email@example.com
Ryan McCaffrey : firstname.lastname@example.org
Lachlan McCarty : email@example.com
Gil Melnick : firstname.lastname@example.org
Sahan Paliskara: email@example.com
Alexandra Palocz: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vinay Ramesh : email@example.com
Sabarish Sainathan : firstname.lastname@example.org
Shiye Su : email@example.com
Phillip Taylor : firstname.lastname@example.org
Justin Yan : email@example.com
Murilo Zanarella : firstname.lastname@example.org
Colleen Kenny-McGinley : CS Building 210 : email@example.com
Available in rooms Lewis Library 121 and Lewis Library 122. 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 (Third Edition), Randal E. Bryant and David R. O'Hallaron, Prentice-Hall 2015. The book covers computer systems from the point of view of a C programmer. In particular, it covers x86-64 architecture and assembly language and the Linux operating system. The most important chapters of the book are available through Blackboard in the "Course Materials" section.
Those books are available in the University bookstore and are on reserve in the Engineering Library.
Linux Pocket Guide, Daniel J. Barrett, O'Reilly 2012 (or 2004). The book covers the most fundamental aspects of the Linux operating system and the Bash shell from the user's point of view. (Available through blackboard in the "Course Materials" section.)
The course uses these manuals, for reference only:
Please study the course Policies, especially those regarding collaboration on assignments.