INFORMATICS 2C - Introduction to Computer Systems (Autumn 2015)
- Course Organiser and Lecturer:
Jose Cano Reyes,
- Lab Demonstrators:
William Ogilvie (Coursework 1),
Kuba Kaszyk (Coursework 2)
Table of scheduled course activities, including lecture notes, slides, coursework, tutorials and labs.
recordings of lectures (Autumn 2014). Status of recordings for
this semester TBC.
Lectures: Tue and Fri 15:10-16:00, in David Hume Tower,
Lecture Hall C
The first lecture is Tuesday 22nd 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).
The regular lab sessions run from Week 3 (5 Oct) to Thursday Week 11 (27 Nov).
- Mon: 2-3pm, 5-6pm in FH 3.D02
- Wed: 3-4pm in FH 3.D01
- Thr: 11am-12pm in FH 1.B31
In addition, extra sessions are scheduled in the run up to coursework
submissions. These will run for two weeks starting Oct 13 (for cw 1)
and Nov 10 (for cw 2).
The times of these lab sessions are:
- Tue: 11am-12pm in FH 3.D01
- Wed: 2-3pm in FH 3.D01
- Fri: 1-2pm in FH 3.D01
Two courseworks each worth 20% of the final grade
and exam worth 60%.
Informatics' late coursework policy
- Coursework 1: MIPS Programming
Issued: Tue, 13 Oct (Week 4), 16:00
Due: Tue, 27 Oct (Week 6), 16:00.
- Coursework 2: TBD
Issued: Thu 12 Nov (Week 8), 16:00
Due: Thu 26 Nov (Week 10), 16:00
D.A. Patterson and J.L. Hennessy, Computer Organisation and Design,
Morgan Kaufmann, 5th or 4th ed. Earlier editions also fine.
K & R: B.W. Kernighan and D.M. Ritchie The C Programming Language,
2/e, Prentice Hall PTR, 1998.
A. Silbershatz and P.B. Galvin, Operating Systems Concepts, 5/e,
Wiley, 1998. Later editions also fine.
Descriptor -- includes assessment information, a link to a timetable covering
tutorials and lectures, and other useful info.
- 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.
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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