CMPS 1023-H1: Introduction to Computing

Fall semester 2004

Instructor: Dr. Nelson L. Passos
Office: Bolin Science Hall 126B
Office phone: 397-4129
E-mail: nelson.passos@mwsu.edu
Office Hours: MW 1:00 - 3:00 pm
R 9:00 - 12:00 am
Class Hours: MW 10:00 - BO 209

Course Description:

Study of topics related to the modern use of computers, including the computer evolution, socioeconomic implications, computer components, binary numeric systems, data communication, world wide web and other significant computer applications.

Text book:

Computers in Your Future 2004, by Brian Pfaffenberger and Bill Daley.

Lecture Notes:

  • CMPS 1023 part 1

  • CMPS 1023 part 2

  • CMPS 1023 part 3

    Agenda:

    August     September     October     November     December     Grading

    August



    Aug 30- A first look at computers


    September



    Sep 1- A first look at computers
    Sep 6- Labor Day
    Sep 8- Number Systems
    Assignment # 1
    Sep 13- Data representation
    Sep 15- System unit components
    Assignment # 2
    Sep 20- Computer history Giant Brains
    Sep 22- Computer history Inventing the Future
    Sep 27- Computer history Paperback Computer
    Sep 29- Input/Output
    Assignment # 3


    October



    Oct 4- Storage devices
    Term paper assignment
    Oct 6- Storage devices
    Assignment # 4
    Oct 11- Operating systems
    Oct 13- Operating systems
    Oct 18- Review
    Oct 20- Test # 1
    Oct 25- Applications an overview
    Oct 27- Computer networks


    November



    Nov 1- Computer networks
    Nov 3- Phone system (chapter 10)
    Assignment # 5
    Nov 8- Internet
    Nov 10- Internet
    Assignment # 6
    Nov 15- Web an overview
    Nov 17- Security
    Nov 22- Test # 2
    Nov 24- Thanksgiving Holidays
    Nov 29- Security/Encryption


    December



    Dec 1- Encryption
    Dec 6- Encryption
    Dec 8- Review
    Dec 15- Finals (11:00 am)


    Grading


    Tests: 15 % (each)
    Final Exam: 15 %
    Assignments: 10 %
    Term paper: 10 %
    Class Participation: 5 %
    Lab: 30 %

    E-mail address:

    nelson.passos@mwsu.edu

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