Computer Systems: COMPSCI 210 Semester 2, City Campus
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COMPSCI.101 and COMPSCI 105; seventh form knowledge of maths and physics assumed.
The course aims to give students an understanding of how computer systems work, at the lowest level seen by the programmer, namely the interface between the computer hardware and software.
Topics include: data representation, the development of computer architectures, digital logic circuits, assembly language programming, and an introduction to elementary C syntax.
Introduction to Computing Systems: from bits & gates to C & beyond, (2003, 2nd Edition)
Authors: Yale Patt & Sanjay Patel
The Universal Machine: from the dawn of computing to digital consciousness (2012)
Author: Ian Watson
In order to pass the paper, you must:
- Pass the assignment work
- Pass test and exam combined The pass marks in each part and in total are not going to exceed 50%. If you have not achieved 50% in the assignments you are still advised to sit the exam.
Final Exam 60%; Test 20%; Assignments 20%
The course work consists of two parts: practical work and theory work.
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