CSCI 112 Fall 2011
Exploring Computer Science
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Charles Cusack
Computer Science
Hope College
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Schedule for weeks 1 through 16

Wk Day Date TopicResourcesEvents

1MonAug 29No class yet.No Class

WedAug 31
  • Introduction
  • What is Computer Science?
  • Homework 1
  • Project
  • Course Website
  • Homework 1
  • Project

  • 2MonSep 05
  • Abstraction
  • Algorithms
  • CS11e 0.0-0.6
  • Teaching at the University Level (SRQ)
  • Abstraction and Algorithms Notes
  • HW 1 due

    WedSep 07
  • Bits and Boolean Operations
  • Gates
  • Hexadecimal Notation
  • CS11e 1.1
  • Bits And Gates And Boolean Logic Notes

  • 3MonSep 12
  • Memory
  • Addressing
  • Mass Storage
  • CS11e 1.2-1.3
  • Storage and Transfer Rates Notes
  • Memory Address (Wikipedia)
  • Clusters, Sectors, and Files notes
  • HW 2 due
  • Proposal Due

  • WedSep 14
  • Representing Information
  • CS11e 1.4
  • Data Representation Notes
  • BMP Format
  • Binary Viewer
  • HW 3 due

  • 4MonSep 19
  • More on Data Representation
  • CS11e 1.5-1.6
  • Function Applet
  • Roundoff Error
  • HW 4 due

  • WedSep 21
  • The Binary System
  • Two's Complement
  • CS11e 1.7
  • Binary Numbers Notes
  • Two's Complement Notes
  • Binary, Hex, and ASCII Worksheet

  • 5MonSep 26
  • Floating-Point
  • CS11e 1.8-1.9
  • HW 5 due
  • Bibliography Due

  • WedSep 28
  • Computer Architecture
  • Machine Language
  • CS11e 2.1-2.2
  • CS11e Appendix C
  • HW 6 due

  • 6MonOct 03
  • Program Execution
  • Arithmetic/Logic Instructions
  • CS11e 2.3-2.4
  • Brookshear Machine
  • HW 7 due

  • WedOct 05CISNo Class

    7MonOct 10Fall RecessNo Class

    WedOct 12
  • Chapter 2 (review)
  • Catch up
  • HW 8 due

    8MonOct 17CS11e Chapters 1-2Midterm Exam

    WedOct 19
  • Device Communication
  • Pipelining
  • Multiprocessors
  • CS11e 2.5-2.6

  • 9MonOct 24
  • Batch Processing
  • Multitasking
  • Multiprocessors
  • CS11e 3.1-3.2

    WedOct 26
  • Processes
  • Multitasking
  • Semaphores
  • Deadlock
  • CS11e 3.3-3.4
  • HW 9 due
  • Peer-Review Draft Due

  • 10MonOct 31
  • Deadlock
  • Peer-Review Due

  • WedNov 02
  • Paging
  • Virtual Memory
  • Virtual Memory (howstuffworks)
  • Paging (Wikipedia)
  • Paging Example
  • HW 10 due

  • 11MonNov 07Networking
  • CS11e 4.1
  • Map of Internet
  • Map of online communities
  • TraceRoute.V

  • WedNov 09Networks
  • CS11e 4.2-4.3
  • HW 11 due

  • 12MonNov 14Networks
  • CS11e 4.4-4.5
  • HW 12 due

  • WedNov 16Networks
  • TCP/IP Example Notes
  • TCP/IP (Answers.com)

  • 13MonNov 21
  • Networks
  • TCP/IP Example Notes
  • Warriors of the Net
  • HW 13 due
  • Final Paper Due

  • WedNov 23
  • HW 14 due

  • 14MonNov 28
  • Cryptography
  • Shift Cipher

  • WedNov 30
  • Error-Correction
  • Compression
  • Communication Errors Notes

  • 15MonDec 05Huffman Encoding
  • Huffman Encoding (Pages 5-16)

  • WedDec 07Review
  • Study Guide
  • HW 15 due
  • Revision Due (Friday)

  • ExThuDec 15Final ExamFinal Exam @ 12:30 pm