INFORMATICS 2C - Introduction to Computer Systems (Autumn 2014)
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tutorials and lectures, and other useful info.
Table of scheduled course activities, including lecture notes, slides, coursework, tutorials and labs.
Video recordings of lectures
Lectures: Tue and Fri 15:10-16:00, in Teviot Lecture
Theatre (Doorway 5), Medical School Teviot
The first lecture is on Tuesday 16th September.
Each student is allocated to a
tutorial group which meets in Weeks 3,5,7 and 9. Students should
prepare for tutorials by going over the questions on Tutorial Question
Sheets linked to from the Schedule page.
Students are also encouraged to email their tutors before each
tutorial with any issues they would like to have discussed.
During scheduled lab sessions, one
or more demonstrators will be available to answer questions on labs
and coursework. During quiet times, also feel free to ask
demonstrators for help on other aspects of the course (e.g lectures,
past exam questions).
All lab sessions are in the Appleton Tower 5th floor North
Computing Lab (Room 5.04)
From Monday Week 4 (7th Oct) to Thursday Week 10 (21 Nov)
the regular lab sessions are
- Mondays 14:00-15:00,
- Wednesdays 15:00-16:00,
- Thursdays 11:00-12:00.
In addition, extra sessions are scheduled in the run up to coursework
submissions. The times of these are
- Thursday Week 4 (10th Oct) - Monday Week 6 (23rd Oct), every week day
- Thursday Week 8 (7th Nov) -
Thursday Week 10 (21 Nov), every
week day 17:00-18:00.
Two items of assessed coursework are associated with the course.
- On MIPS Programming
Issued: Tue Week 4 (7th Oct), 12:00
Due: Tue Week 6 (21st Oct), 12:00.
- On Processor
Design and Programming in C
Fri Week 8 (8th Nov)
Fri Week 10 (22nd Nov), 16:00
Course feedback questionnaires
- Autumn 2013 course instance:
The course this year is similar to last year's course, so you so can
get an idea of what is coming up by consulting these web pages.
- Discussion Forum
- Undergraduate Year 2 Handbook:
Describes issues common to all Informatics 2 courses.
Consult it to find out about passing requirements, assessment, feedback mechanisms, etc.
- Student Representatives (old: from 2013) (append @sms.ed.ac.uk to the bracketed
name to email):
To email all 4 reps, use
- Daniel Gallagher [D.A.Gallagher-2]
- Connor Stuart [C.A.Stuart]
- Iulia Banghea [I.T.Banghea]
- Oana Radu [O.Radu]