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CMSC216: Introduction to Computer Systems

University of Maryland, College Park, Dept of Computer Science

Course Schedule

This schedule is tentative and subject to change. Keep in mind that the slides may not include all the material discussed in lecture. You are responsible for any material we present in lecture, even if it does not appear in the posted slides. Notice that code examples can be found in the grace cluster (public directory).

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CMSC 216 Schedule (Subject to Change)
    Week     Topics Reading Slides Work
cmsc216 Schedule
Week #1
(Sep 3)
Course Introduction, Introduction to C Language (Data Types, Operators, Input/Output, Control Statements, Functions, Scope, Storage Types, Linkage) Course-Intro-C-Intro-I.pdf
Week #2
(Sep 9)
Introduction to C Language (Cont.), Pointers, GDB (lab) C-Intro-III.pdf, Pointers.pdf
Week #3
(Sep 16)
Pointers (Cont.), Arrays, Strings, Bitwise Operators, Math Library (lab), Input/Output Redirection (lab) Arrays-Strings.pdf
Q1 (Wed/Sep 18)
P1 Out (Thu/Sep 19)
Week #4
(Sep 23)
Bitwise Operators (Cont.), Structures, Pointer Arithmetic Structures.pdf
Q2 (Wed/Sep 25)
Week #5
(Sep 30)
2-Dim Arrays, Function Pointers, Preprocessor I, I/O (line-oriented-formatted), GDB (lecture) PreprocessorI.pdf
P1 Due (Tue/Oct 1)
P2 Out (Thu/Oct 3)
Week #6
(Oct 7)
Make, Dynamic Memory Allocation, Valgrind Tool Make.pdf
Q3 (Wed/Oct 9)
Week #7
(Oct 14)
Dynamic Structures, Assembly, Midterm I (Lecture) AssemblyI.pdf
P2 Due (Tue/Oct 15)
P3 Out (Fri/Oct 18)

Midterm I
(Thu/Oct 17)
Week #8
(Oct 21)
Assembly AssemblyII-If-Loops.pdf
Week #9
(Oct 28)
Assembly, Process Control AssemblyIV-ParamLocal.pdf
P3 Due (Tue/Oct 29)
Q4 (Wed/Oct 30)
P4 Out (Thu/Oct 31)
Week #10
(Nov 4)
Process Control, System I/O   ProcessControlII.pdf
Week #11
(Nov 11)
System I/O, Midterm II (Lecture)   System-IO-II.pdf
P4 Due (Tue/Nov 12)
P5 Out (Tue/Nov 12)

Midterm II
(Thu/Nov 14)
Week #12
(Nov 18)
Time Functions, Concurrency   ConcurrencyI.pdf
Q5 (Wed/Nov 20)
Week #13
(Nov 25)
Concurrency, Optimization, Thanksgiving Recess   Optimization.pdf
P5 Due (Tue/Nov 26)
P6 Out (Tue/Nov 26)

(Thu/Fri, Nov 28/29)
Week #14
(Dec 2)
Signals, Data Representation, Midterm III (Lecture) Signals.pdf
Midterm III
(Thu/Dec 5)
Week #15
(Dec 9)
Libraries, Preprocessor, Heap Management, Miscellaneous, Course Evaluations   Libraries.pdf
P6 Due (Tue/Dec 10)

Last Day of Classes
(Fri/Dec 13)

Final Exam
(Mon/Dec 16 4pm-6pm)