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Instructor Mirela Damian, Mendel 167A.
Office hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30pm  3:30pm.


CSC helpdesk and peer tutors are available to help you with programming\
and basic system issues.


Aug.
 25 27
 Lecture
 Goals and Introduction (pdf)
 Quick Overview of C versus Java (pdf)
 Setting Up (html)
 Help Desk Information (link)
Homework
 Introduction to Computer Systems (html)
 Part I due on Tuesday, .
Part II due on Thursday, .

Sep.
 1 3
 Lecture
Lab
 Introduction to Unix (html).
 Unix Absolute and Relative Paths (pdf)
Homework
 Completed lab due on Tuesday, .
 Read Chapter 2, "Numbering Systems" of the Tarnoff textbook (pdf)
 zyBook Activities: sections 2.1  2.4 of chapter 2, "Number Representations" (html).
Due on Thursday, .
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Sep.
 8 10
 Lecture
 Data Representation (pdf)
Lab
 Navigating the Unix File Systems (html)
Homework
 Completed lab due on Tuesday, .
 Read Chapter 3, "Binary Math and Signed Representations" of the Tarnoff textbook (pdf)
 zyBook Activities: sections 2.5  2.7 of chapter 2, "Number Representations" (html).
Due on Thursday, .
Quiz (Sep. 10)
 on printf, scanf (zyBook Introduction chapter) and number systems (Tarnoff chapter two exercises)

Sep.
 15 17
 Lecture
 Data Representation (contd.)
 IEEE Floating Point Standard (pdf)
Lab
 Compiling and Running Programs in Unix (html)
 Useful Unix (html)
Homework
 Exercises 10, 11 and 12 from Chapter 3 of the Tarnoff textbook (html).
Due on Tuesday, .
 zyBook Activities: sections 3.1  3.2 of chapter 3, "Logical Operators"
(html).
Due on Thursday, .
Links
Quiz (Sep. 17)
 on navigating the Unix file system (labs 1 and 2)

Sep.
 22 24
 Lecture
 Bitwise versus Logical Operators (pdf)
Lab
 Displaying Binary, Decimal and Hexadecimal (html)
 Computing Systems Topics (pdf)
Homework
 Read Chapter 9.1 "Bitwise Operations" of the Tarnoff textbook
(pdf)
 Binary/Decimal/Hex lab due on Tuesday,
.
 Computer Systems Topics handout due on Thursday, .
Quiz (Sep. 24)
 on binary math and signed representations (Tarnoff chapter three exercises)

Sep. Oct.
 29 1
 Lecture
Lab
 Digital Logic Gates (html)
 Practice (pdf)
Homework
 Read Chapter 4, "Logic Functions and Gates" of the Tarnoff textbook (pdf)
 Completed lab due on Tuesday, .
Quiz (Oct. 1)

Oct.
 6 8
 Catching up and review for midterm Midterm on Thursday, Oct. 8

Oct. 1220: Fall Break

Oct.
 20 22
 Lecture
 Preprocessor and Finite State Automata (pdf)
Lab
 Decomment Preprocessor (html,
due on Thursday, )
Reading (optional)
 Chapter 11, "State Machines" of the Tarnoff textbook (pdf)

Oct.
 27 29
 Lecture
 Arrays and Strings in C (pdf)
Lab
 Manipulating Arrays and Strings in C (html,
practice, not graded)
Homework
 zyBook Activities (html, due on
Thursday, )

Nov.
 3 5
 Lecture
 Pointers and Structures in C (pdf)
Lab
 Pointer Arithmetic (html,
practice, not graded)
Reading
Homework
 zyBook Activities (html, due on
Thursday, )

Nov.
 10 12
 Lecture
 MachineLevel Representation of Programs (pdf)
Handout
 Translating X86 to C (pdf, practice for exam)
Lab
 Reading and Debugging X86 Programs (html)
Quiz (Nov. 12)
 on strings and pointers in C

Nov.
 17 19
 Lecture
 Stack Usage for Function Calls (pdf)
Handout
 Understanding the X86 Stack (pdf)
Lab
 Finding Function Arguments on the Stack (html, due
on Tuesday,
)
Reading

Nov.
 24
 Handout
 BufferOverflow Attacks on the Stack (pdf)
More on buffer overflow attacks

Nov. 25  29: Thanksgiving Break

Dec.
 1 3
 Lecture
 Basics of Cryptography and Password Security (pdf)
Lab
 Pretty Good Privacy (html)

Dec.
 10
 Review for final exam

Final Exam: Tuesday, December 15, 8:30 am  11:00 am.
