UMBC CMSC 313, Computer Organization & Assembly Language, Fall 2003, Section 0101

Original Course Syllabus (Deprecated)

This is the original course syllabus and is no longer being followed. The arrival Hurricane Isabel necessitated some rearrangement of the due dates and topics. An up-to-date list of topics covered during each lecture is available at the Lecture Topics page.

We will follow two textbooks: Principles of Computer Architecture, by Murdocca and Heuring, and Linux Assembly Language Programming, by Neveln. The following schedule outlines the material to be covered during the semester and specifies the corresponding sections in each textbook.

Date Topic M&H Reading Neveln Reading Assign Due
Th 08/28 Introduction & Overview 1.1-1.8 1.1-1.6    
Tu 09/02 Data Representation I 2.1-2.2, 3.1-3.3 2.4-2.7, 3.6-3.8 hw1  
Th 09/04 Data Representation II        
Tu 09/09 i386 Assembly Language I   3.10-3.13, 4.1-4.8 hw2, proj1 hw1
Th 09/11 i386 Assembly Language II   6.1-6.5    
Tu 09/16 i386 Assembly Language III     proj2 hw2, proj1
Th 09/18 i386 Assembly Language IV        
Tu 09/23 Examples     proj3 proj2
Th 09/25 Machine Language   5.1-5.7    
Tu 09/30 Compiling, Assembling & Linking 5.1-5.3      
Th 10/02 Subroutines   7.1-7.4    
Tu 10/07 The Stack & C Functions     proj4 proj3
Th 10/09 Linux Memory Model 7.7 8.1-8.8    
Tu 10/14 Interrupts & System Calls   9.1-9.8   proj4
Th 10/16 Midterm Exam
Tu 10/21 Introduction to Digital Logic A.1-A.2 3.1-3.3    
Th 10/23 Transistors & Logic Gates A.3-A.4   hw3  
Tu 10/28 In-class Lab I        
Th 10/30 Boolean Functions & Truth Tables A.5-A.9   hw4 hw3
Tu 11/04 Circuits for Addition 3.5      
Th 11/06 Circuit Simplification I B.1-B.2   hw5 hw4
Tu 11/11 Combinational Logic Components A.10      
Th 11/13 Flip Flops A.11   digsim1 hw5
Tu 11/18 In-class Lab II        
Th 11/20 Finite State Machines A.12-A.15      
Tu 11/25 Circuit Simplification II B.3     digsim1
Th 11/27 Thanksgiving break
Tu 12/02 Finite State Machine Design     digsim2  
Th 12/04 More Finite State Machine Design        
Tu 12/09 I/O & Memory 7.1-7.6, 8.1-8.3     digsim2
Tu 12/16 Final Exam 10:30am-12:30pm

Last Modified: 20 Sep 2003 15:55:52 EDT by Richard Chang
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