Lecturer: Schiller
Office Hours:
Tuesday 14-15
Location:
Takustraße 9, HS
Time: Friday, 10-12, starts 19.10.01
Content:
Rechnerstrukturen/Technical Computer Science Part I forms the fundament for all
further lectures, seminaries, tutorials etc. in the area of technical computer
science. The following topics are covered in this course: internal data
representation, error detection and correction, logic and Boolean gates, design
of basic networks, coders/decoders, multiplexers, ROM, PLA, adders, synchronous
and asynchronous automata, flip-flops, RAM, memory, registers, controllers,
simple computer architecture, micro programming, transistors, integrated
circuits.
Participants:
undergraduate students (recommended: 1. Semester)
Prerequisites: none
Criteria for successful participation/Scheinkriterien:
This course comprises lectures and tutorials. Each week homework assignments will be given for the tutorials. The following is required for the participation in the final exam:
Active participation in the tutorials. This requires your physical presence!
Handing in the assignments right on time, not later! Each assignment will show the deadline.
At least 50% of the max. possible number of points are required.
You have to hand in at least n-1 assignments with at least 25% of the max. possible number of points per assignment (i.e. you have to have at least 25% correct in each but one assignment). n is the number of assignments handed out during the course (between 10 and 13).
If you hand in a correct solution for an assignment/part of an assignment you must be able to demonstrate your solution/partial solution in the tutorial. Again, this requires your presence in the tutorial. Each student has to present solutions two times during the course in his/her tutorial. This presentation of the solutions is essential for the participation in the exam.
You can work together in groups of max. 2 students and hand in a solution together (don't forget both names). But: both of you must be able to present the solution in the tutorials!
Why these criteria? Well, statistics show that over 85% of students failing in the exams did not do their assignments or did not actively participate in the tutorials. Thus, these criteria are in your own interest!
Fulfilling the criteria allows you to participate in the written exam. To pass the exam 40% of the max. points are needed. The final degree depends on the written exam only.
Homework assignments:
Assignment (deadline: 12:00h, November 2^{nd})
Assignment (deadline: 12:00h, November 9^{th})
Assignment (deadline: 12:00h, November 16^{th})
Assignment (deadline: 12:00h, November 23^{rd})
Assignment (deadline: 12:00h, November 30^{th})
Assignment (deadline: 12:00h, December 7^{th})
Assignment (deadline: 12:00h, December 14^{th})
Assignment (deadline: 12:00h, December 21^{st})
Assignment (deadline: 12:00h, January 11^{th})
Assignment (deadline: 12:00h, January 18^{th})
Assignment (deadline: 12:00h, January 25^{th})
Assignment (deadline: 12:00h, February 1^{st})
Assignment (deadline: 12:00h, February 8^{th})
Exam: 22.02.2002, 10:15-11:45 (incl. preparation etc.), only paper, pencil & your brain permitted! At least 40% of the max. number of points required to pass. Max. number of points is 60, thus 24 points are required to pass. Duration of the exam is 60 minutes.
For results see pin board opposite R155! Questions? See me during my office hours.
2nd chance: April 9th, 10-12h, HS Takustr. - Do not forget you Student ID + personal ID cards!
Literature:
A copy of the slides is available (and without the slides it is very difficult
to follow the lectures...)!
Where? R155, Takustr. 9
When? Tue-Fri, 10am-1pm
How much? 4€
Online material: