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CS1011: Introduction to Computer Systems
This is an old version of CS1011, last given Autumn 2000.
Information about another version of CS1011 and CS1001 can be found here:
CS1011 and CS1001
This page mainly comprises a set of useful links to additional
material for CS1011 compiled by Pete Jinks. Pete normally does about half of the
but is off sick at present. However the lectures given by Peter Capon
are substantially the same.
Be warned that there were some changes to the lectures in 1999/2000 but
these pages have not been updated.
The main difference is that I have replaced the introductory lecture
about Babbage by several lectures about EPOS, to introduce the
various components of a computer system.
Tutorials & Examples classes
Students from the CS department taking CS1011 have tutorials, which include
Students from other departments taking CS1011 write an essay about a
presentation topic (or something similar).
Students taking CS1011 but not CS1031
Students from the CS department do the first CS1031 tutorial (about 2's
complement, hexadecimal, etc.). Students from other departments have an
examples class covering similar material during this week.
All students have 2 examples classes (at times when most students have
their last 2 CS1031 tutorials)
|January 1999 Exam
CS1011 and CS1041 are assessed in the same exam, but by different questions.
Question 1 is compulsory - you have to fill in 40 missing words, numbers
or phrases (set by Pete Jinks & Peter Capon).
You must also answer either question 2 (set by Pete Jinks)
or question 3 (set by Peter Capon).
If you are taking CS1041 (as most of you do),
you must also answer question 4 (set by John Latham).
Question 1 has no optional parts.
For question 2 you can answer any three of the four parts.
I don't know any details about question 3.
For question 4 you must answer 4 out of 6 parts.
Here are some hints about
answers and marking scheme
Other relevant links
Books and references
Long & Long
Jargon File 3.0.0
- The Ultimate Index
at Imperial College
(which has a search engine)
or at Brighton
(as on BURKS CDROM)
The Unix and Internet Fundamentals HOWTO
gives a simple story of how PCs and the linux operating system work together.
The first stored-program computer - Mark 1
Mark 1 reborn!
a copy of the Mark 1 simulator for PCs
(SSEM simulator written by Andrew Molyneux)
Archive for the History of Computers
on The Net, talking about the Mark 1.
Manchester University Madam
BBC News | Sci/Tech | The Baby is back
Seminars - Clipper Chip
(extracts from RISKS DIGEST vol14 issues 51-84)
and Internet:Security and Encryption:Encryption Policy:Clipper Chip
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