This course provides an overview of the architecture and organization of a computer, such as the CPU, memory, I/O organization, peripherals and so on. From this course, students will learn the basics of computer architecture and low level programming. i.e. assembly code and hardware manipulation. It will focus on the basic concepts of computer architecture and machine instructions; memory access and storage; instruction execution; assembly language; computer organization; data representation and transfer; digital arithmetic; memory storage and addressing methods; procedures and interrupts; conditional processing, and so on.
Assembly language is the fundation language for modern computer applications. This course will introduce the Intel family of computers and its associated assembly language. As you learn assembly language you will also learn about the components of a typical computer system and how the operating system controls these components. Successfully completion of this course will provide students a comprehensive understanding of computer organization and arichecture and enable him/her analyze and implement many practical problems with Assembly language.
Final letter grades will be assigned based on absolute percentage as follows:
where [ ] denotes inclusion and ( ) denotes exclusion. The instructor reserves the right to move the thresholds down based on the distribution of final percentages, but they will not move up.
Homeworks, Programming Assignments and
other material will be made available here. They are due at the beginning
of class. Automatic 20% is deducted for each day late to hand in assignments
(including weekend). They will not be accepted more than 3 days late.
Homework 1 : [PDF] Problem 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12 in Chapter 1, Tanenbaum's Textbook.
Homework 1 Solution [PDF]
Homework 2 : [PDF] Problem 1, 3, 12, 14, 17, 22, 23, 24, 32, 33 in Chapter 2, Tanenbaum's Textbook
Homework 2 Solution [PDF]
Homework 3 : [PDF] Problem 3,6,10,12,14,18,23,25,30,32 in Chapter 5, Tanenbaum's Textbook.
Homework 3 Solution [PDF]
Homework 4 : [PDF] Problem 1-4, 7-8, 14 in Appendix A and Problem 1, 2, 4 in Appendix B
Homework 4 Solution [PDF]
Homework 5: [PDF] Problem 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 16, 22 in Chapter 7, Tanenbaum's Textbook.
Homework 5 Solution [PDF]
Programming Assignment 1: [PDF] [Due on April 20]
Programming Assignment 2: [PDF] [Due on May 4]
The University of Texas at Arlington is on record as being committed to both the spirit and letter of federal equal opportunity legislation; reference Public Law 93112 -- The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended. With the passage of new federal legislation entitled Americans With Disabilities Act - (ADA), pursuant to section 504 of The Rehabilitation Act, there is renewed focus on providing this population with the same opportunities enjoyed by all citizens. As a faculty member, I am required by law to provide "reasonable accommodation" to students with disabilities, so as not to discriminate on the basis of that disability. Student responsibility primarily rests with informing faculty at the beginning of the semester and in providing authorized documentation through designated administrative channels.
It is the philosophy of The University of Texas at Arlington that academic dishonesty is a completely unacceptable mode of conduct and will not be tolerated in any form. All persons involved in academic dishonesty will be disciplined in accordance with University regulations and procedures. Discipline may include suspension or expulsion from the University. "Scholastic dishonesty includes but is not limited to cheating, plagiarism, collusion, the submission for credit of any work or materials that are attributable in whole or in part to another person, taking an examination for another person, any act designed to give unfair advantage to a student or the attempt to commit such acts." (Regents' Rules and Regulations, Part One, Chapter VI, Section 3, Subsection 3.2, Subdivision 3.22)
All students enrolled in this course are expected to adhere to the UT Arlington Honor Code:
I pledge, on my honor, to uphold UT Arlington’s tradition
of academic integrity, a tradition that values hard work and honest
effort in the pursuit of academic excellence.
Grade Appeal Policy
If you do not believe a grade on a particular assignment is correct, you may appeal the grade in writing (email) within 5 class days. Grade appeals must be ppealed to the appropriate GTA firstly, then to your instructor if necessary. Please refer to the UTA Catalog for the detailed guide of grade appeals.
Student Support Services AvailableThe University of Texas at Arlington provides a variety of resources and programs to help you develop academic skills, deal with personal situations, better understand concepts and information related to their courses, and achieve academic success. These programs include major-based learning centers, developmental education, advising and mentoring, personal couneling, admission and transition, and federally funded programs. Students requiring assistance academically, personally, or socially should contact the Office of Student Success Programs at 817-272-6107 or visit www.uta.edu/resources for more information and appropriate referrals.
The university withdrawal policy will be strictly adhered to. Up to the initial withdrawal date, all students will receive a W. The drops after the final withdrawal date will not be approved normally unless the student has already shown to complete the course work satisfactorily, etc.
If you miss an exam or quiz due to unavoidable circumstances (e.g., health), you must notify the instructor via email or meeting with him as soon as possible and request a makeup approval. PLEASE let the instructor know ahead of time! Do NOT ask for make up exams or other components if you missed an exam or a project due to travel (except when you are required to travel to represent the university or the department). Attendance though not mandatory, but is HIGHLY encouraged. Class participation will directly affect your grade in the 'Quizzes and Class Participation' component.
Students are responsible to check this webpage frequently! The instructor reserves the right to modify and/or change the above information about this course with reasonable notification to students.