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Lecture C1: Course introduction Response to 'Muddiest Part of the Lecture Cards' (62 respondents) 1) Demo of the Palindrome code was unclear (and related Ada questions) ? (16 student s ) The example program was to expose you to what Ada code looks like. We will build our first Ada program in class together and incremently build up the concepts over the term. At that point we will revisit this program. 2 ) I did not understand all the details of the 'von Neumann model' (and related assembly/computer architecture questions) ? (7 students) Lectures 4, 5 and 6 will basically cover number systems, and computer architecture. The von Neumann model (yes that is what the block diagram that I sketched on the board is called) will be explained in detail during that time. 3) What is on the CD ? (1 student) It has the compiler, sample code from the book, AdaGide, language reference manual and some more helpful Ada documents. 4) What are embedded systems ? (1 student) An embedded system is a special-purpose computer system built into a larger device. Examples of embedded systems could for example be a microwave oven, automatic teller machine, printers, inertial
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2012 for the course AERO 16.02 taught by Professor Charlescoleman during the Winter '12 term at MIT.

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