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1.1. Number systems
1.1.1. Decimal, binary, octal, hexadecimal
1.1.2. one and two’s complement arithmetic
1.2. Character representation
1.2.1. ASCII (others such as EBCDIC and Unicode may be introduced)
2.1. Simplification techniques
2.1.1. Boolean algebra
2.1.2. Karnaugh maps
2.1.3. Brief survey of other (software) techniques
2.2.1. Decoders and multiplexers
3.4. counters and synchronous circuits
3.5. sequential machines and controllers
4.1. Machine cycles
4.1.1. Fetch-decode-execute-increment PC
4.1.2. instruction cycles and register transfer
5.2. instruction sets
6.1. the assembler
6.2. data transfer and addressing modes
6.3. CPU states, flags, and logical operations
6.4. branching and structured programming
6.5. subroutines and parameter passing
There are three components to the course: lectures, labs. and assignments.
The lecture is used to introduce new material; usually via a sequence of theoretical concepts, examples, and practical considerations. The book is to be used as a close adjunct to the lecture notes and examples.
The two hour weekly lab. is used for the teaching and evaluation of circuit designs using the software product LogicWorks and also the evaluation of assembly language programs implemented by the student.
Assignments include data representation, logic designs using LogicWorks, and assembly language programming.
Evaluation will be carried out in accordance with Douglas College Policy. The final grade will be calculated from a particular distribution from the range below. The exact distribution will be given to the student on the first day of classes along with the course outline.
labs. (12 to 14) 15% - 30%
assignments (4 to 6) 20% - 30%
tests (1 to 2) @ 15% - 25% each 15% - 50%
final examination 20% - 40%
class participation1 0% - 5%
Note #1: participation includes (but is not limited to) attendance and/or short pop-quizzes and/or handing-in (part-of) a homework assignment
The student should be able to:
Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students:
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
|Institution||Transfer Details||Effective Dates|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)||KPU CPSC 1250 (3)||2004/09/01 to 2007/08/31|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||SFU CMPT 150 (3), Q||2004/09/01 to 2007/08/31|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU COMP 213 (3)||2004/09/01 to 2007/08/31|
|Trinity Western University (TWU)||TWU CMPT 1XX (3)||2004/09/01 to 2007/08/31|
|University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO)||UBCO COSC 124 (3)||2005/05/01 to 2007/08/31|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||No credit||2004/09/01 to 2007/08/31|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||UNBC CPSC 1XX (3)||2004/09/01 to 2007/08/31|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||UFV CIS 1XX (3)||2004/09/01 to 2007/08/31|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||UVIC CSC 230 (1.5)||2004/09/01 to 2007/08/31|