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ECE 190 Lecture 01 August 23, 2011 1 V. Kindratenko Introduction Lecture Topics Course overview Abstraction Computability Computer systems organized as a systemic set of transformations Representation using bits Reading assignments Textbook Chapter 1, § 2.1, 2.2 Homework/Projects No Announcements Check course s website http://courses.engr.illinois.edu/ece190/ regularly
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ECE 190 Lecture 01 August 23, 2011 2 V. Kindratenko Course overview Course title Introduction to Computing Systems Instructors/Teaching Assistants Sayan Mitra (AE1, 11:00 12:20) Volodymyr Kindratenko (AE2, 14:00 15:20) TAs o Keith Campbell (Head TA) o Harshit Kharbanda o Joshua Juen o Aaron Silver o David Stein o Jonathan Valley Lab assistants Course objectives Introduce basic concepts behind computer organization and computer programming Teach how to program in C o We start with programming in low-level machine language and progress to C Prepare to take advanced courses in ECE and CS Course philosophy One of a kind course o Learning to program a computer requires understanding its basic operating principles Bottom-up approach to introduce computing concepts o Complex systems are built from a large number of simple parts o We will learn about the building blocks and how they are put together to form a computer o We will also learn how a complex program is transformed from a high-level language into a series of simple instructions and how these instructions are executed at the hardware level This is not a typical way to teach programming, but this is the right way to teach programming for computer engineering students Course structure 3 distinctive parts o binary data representation, binary arithmetic, digital logic o computer system organization using LC-3 as an example o C programming 29 lectures o Tuesday & Thursday, 2 lecture sections
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ECE 190 Lecture 01 August 23, 2011 3 V. Kindratenko 14 discussion sections on Fridays o Organized as labs o Will expose you to many tools that otherwise you will not have a chance to learn and use o Labs will need to be completed by the end of the day (6pm) on Friday o Labs will be randomly graded o Located in computer labs DCL 440, DCL 520 Same labs will be used for exams 3 homework assignments o Due on Wednesdays at 5pm o Drop-off box 5 programming assignments with intermediate checkpoints o Due on Wednesdays at 5pm o Late policy: Projects can be turned up to 48 hours late with a late penalty of 15 points (out of 100 total) per 24 hour period, prorated on hourly basis o Electronic submission 2 mid-term exams o After each ~5 weeks of lectures o Will be scheduled on Mon-Tue-Wed evening, usually between 7 and 10pm o Will include both paper-based questions and live programming problems o Let us know if you have a conflict with any exams ASAP, no later than 1 week before the exam 1 final exam (all programming) Textbook/Course notes Yale N. Patt and Sanjay J. Patel,
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