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Winter 2018 COMP 2130 Introduction to Computer Systems Computing Science Thompson Rivers University Introduction and Overview
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TRU-COMP2130 Introduction 2 Instructor: Mridula Sharma @ HL 407 Office hour: by appointment E-mail: [email protected] Prerequisites for this course: COMP 1230 with minimum ‘C’, and COMP 1380 with minimum ‘C’ This course is a prerequisite for COMP 3270 Computer Networks COMP 3410 Operating Systems
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Rise of Questions TRU-COMP2130 Introduction 3 What is a computer system? What is an operating system? Which [programming] language is most powerful? What are the benefits to take this course “Introduction to Computer Systems”? Most universities teach assembly languages, computer architecture and hardware components. You are in a computing science program, and computing science is not much about the development of hardware components. Then what? Course Outline
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Objectives TRU-COMP2130 Introduction 4 Understand the fundamentals of computer architecture Experience programming through the powerful C programming language (using GCC - GNU compiler), probably a new programming language to you Experience programming through IA32 assembly language , another new programming language to you Experience reliable programming through the understanding of critical relationship between programming and computer architecture Experience efficient programming through code optimization Why is one programming language, e.g., Java, not enough in computing science?
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