Revised December 11, 2013

CS 230: Introduction to Computers and Computer Systems


General description

This course introduces hardware and software concepts used in computer systems. Specific topics include machine-level programming, memory organization, and basic I/O mechanisms.

Logistics

Audience

Normally available

Related courses

For official details, see the UW calendar.

Software/hardware used

Typical reference(s)

Required preparation

At the start of the course, students should be able to

Learning objectives

At the end of the course, students should be able to

Typical syllabus

Introduction (2 hours)

Assembly language (8) hours

Data representation and arithmetic (4) hours

Compiling and linking (4) hours

Basic processor design (4) hours

Memory and I/O devices (6) hours

Multiprocessing (6) hours

Operating systems (2) hours


Campaign Waterloo

David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1

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