Spring 2021 Course Descriptions

COMP 40-01 Machine Structure & Assembly-Language Programming

M. Monroe, R. Townsend
TR 10:30-11:45, Online
D+ Block

In COMP 40, you will learn about both high-level programming design principles and the low-level structure of computing machines. Design strategies will focus on modularity, abstraction, and separation of interface from implementation. The following topics on machine structure are covered: memory, caches, registers, machine arithmetic, and bitwise operations. We will also investigate the structure of assembly code, relocatable object code, binary machine code, and the translations between them. You will gain a deep understanding of all of these concepts via large-scale, realistic programming projects.

Mandatory lab will be held Fridays: sign up in SIS.

Prerequisite: COMP 15.

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