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1 ITCS 3181 Logic and Computer Systems
Spring Tuesday/Thursday 11:00 am - 12:15 pm, Woodward 106 With ITCS 3181L Computer Systems Lab and Recitation Tues or Thurs 8 am - 10:45 am Woodward 140 Instructors Drs. M. Taghi Mostafavi and Barry Wilkinson © B. Wilkinson Modification date: Jan 5, 2015 outline.1 1 1

2 Outline These slides constitute the course outline and include the course syllabus and course policies.

3 Part 1 Intro to Computer and Digital Logic
(Dr. Mostafavi) Combinational logic design and structure Sequential Network Intro to computer system Micro-architecture (CPU) Memory/Micro-program Part 2 Continuation of Processor Design and Computer Architecture (Dr. Wilkinson) Machine instruction design and assembly language Processor operation Pipelined processor design Cache memory

4 ITCS 3181L Computer Systems Lab and Recitation
Tues or Thurs 8 am - 10:45 am Woodward 140 A required lab is associated with this course in which guided exercises are done to support and extend the lecture materials. Includes some short presentations. Special software installed on lab computers will be used that enables logic circuits to be simulated. Also for Part 2, software to emulate assembly language programs (QtSpim) and software to simulate a pipelined processor (Hase)

5 Course Prerequisites ITCS 2215 (Design and Analysis of Algorithms) and ITCS 2175 (Logic and Algorithms). Co-requisite: ITCS 3181L Computer Systems Lab and Recitation

6 Course Text STRUCTURED COMPUTER ORGANIZATION 6th Edition, by A. S. TANENBAUM ISBN: Publication Date: 08/08/2012 Part 2 of the course will use provided on-line slides.

7 Home Pages Moodle will be used for lab materials For part 2 slides:

8 Assessment Midterm exam 25% Lab Assignments 40% Final exam 35%
There will also be practice class quizzes and tests. The assessment and percentages may be modified. Read small print Final exam date: 11:00 am - 1:30 pm, Tuesday May 5th, 2015

9 Course Grade Undergraduate Grade Scale A 90 - 100 B 80 - 89.99
F Some curving is possible, depending upon course averages. A student with an average score should expect an average grade.

10 Code of Student Academic Integrity
All submitted assignments must be your own work. Copied work or work done by more than one person (unless specifically instructed) will not be accepted - at the very minimum, zero credit - and may be subject to disciplinary action. The Code of Student Academic Integrity applies to both lab assignments and quizzes/tests. Required statement

11 Due dates for lab assignments/homeworks
Firm Late assignments not accepted without a very good reason (e.g. medical).

12 Lecture Attendance Attendance will be taken. If you miss classes, it can have a deleterious effect on your grade: After 4 missed classes without good reason: 2 marks off overall accumulated marks (out of 100) for each additional class missed. If you must miss class, see the instructors beforehand to avoid losing marks. Note there are announcements during lecture periods, which may not appear on the course home page.

13 Lab Attendance Lab attendance is REQUIRED to receive any credit for the particular lab. It will be recorded. If you must miss class, see the instructors beforehand to avoid losing marks. Attendance will be checked especially for border-line between final course grades. Good attendance will encourage moving up grades.

14 Mid-Term Unsatisfactory Grades
UNC-Charlotte requires midterm unsatisfactory grades to be submitted by the end of the 8th week of class. Mid term grades Undergraduates: Satisfactory or D or F will be based upon all work graded by week 7.

15 Disability Services UNC Charlotte is committed to access to education.
If you have a disability and need academic accommodations, please provide a letter of accommodation from Disability Services early in the semester. For more information on accommodations, contact the Office of Disability Services at or visit their office at Fretwell 230.

16 Instructor details M. Taghi Mostafavi Office Hours: TBD
Barry Wilkinson Office Hours: Tues/Thurs 2 pm to 3 pm  Woodward 335 G Home page: outline.16 16

17 Teaching Assistants Tuesday Lab Soroush R Razmyar
Thursday Lab TDB outline.17 17

18 Questions

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