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01/04/2014 cis110 1 Introduction to computing and the Internet Dr. Lahcen Ouarbya 29 St-James, Room 6 Tel: Surgery hour: Friday pm
01/04/2014 cis110 2 Chapter 1Course Organisation Based on the University of London study guide: Introduction to Computing and the Internet, published by Francis Lin (2004).
01/04/2014 cis110 3 First Semester (1) The aim: How computers work? How is information stored in a computer? How is information processed in a computer? How is information represented in a computer? How are computing operations co-ordinated and managed?
01/04/2014 cis110 4 First Semester (2) To answer the previous questions: We will need to look at various components of the hardware and software: Memories: hard disks, floppy disks, CDROM, The central processing unit (CPU), The system bus, Twos complement representation, floating point, ASCII, Unicode Operating Systems
01/04/2014 cis110 5 Organising your studies(2) Study guide on its own is not enough Additional reading 3-5 Hours per week Recommended reference books Doing exercises
01/04/2014 cis110 6 Useful Textbooks William Stallings, (2003). Computer Organization and Architecture: Designing for Performance. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice-Hall. J. Glenn Brookshear, Computer Science (an overview), Sixth edition. Addison-Wesley, Barry Wilkinson, Computer architecture (design and performance). Second Edition. Prentice Hall, Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Structure Computer Organization. Third Edition. Prentice Hall, 1990 White, R. (2002). How Computers Work. 6 th Edition. (Indianapolis, Indiana:: QUE, 2002) edition [ISBN ]
01/04/2014 cis110 7 Other useful books Martin Bryan, SGML and HTML explained.Addison-Wesley William Davis, Operating Systems. Addison-Wesley Gary Nutt, Operating Systems a modern perspective. Addison-Wesley.
01/04/2014 cis110 8 Assignments and Exam Two assignments in total 1 st assignment (1 0%) 2 nd assignment (10%) Late submissions are not accepted Assignments and exam Assignments (20 %) Exam (80%). Exam (2 parts) Part A (1 st semester) (3 questions – choose 2) Part B (2 nd semester) (3 questions – choose 2)
01/04/2014 cis110 9 Labs Introduction to HTML Lab exercises: