Computer Science 220
Assembly Language & Computer Architecture

Fall 2011, Siena College

Lecture 0x00: Introduction and Overview; Bits and Numbers
Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Lecture Assignment 0x00

Due at the start of class, Thursday, September 8.

Please submit answers to these questions either as a hard copy (typeset or handwritten are OK) or by email to jteresco AT by the start of class. Please use a clear subject line when submitting by email (e.g., CS 220 Lecture Assignment 0x00, Joe Student). We will discuss these questions at the start of class, so no late submissions are accepted.

  1. In an effort to get to know you and to make sure you know how to find me, please stop by my office (Roger Bacon 314) and introduce yourself as a Computer Science 220 student (some time this week). (1 point)
  2. Which computer science classes have you taken, either at Siena or elsewhere, and when? Which other CS classes are you taking this semester, if any? (1 point)
  3. What kind of computer are you most familiar with? (e.g., Mac, PC running Windows, PC running Linux, etc.) (1 point)
  4. Today's class mentioned 5 major levels of abstraction. Briefly describe your level of knowledge of each level. For example, if you have done some assembly language programming, indicate the assembly language you used and how much programming you did in that language. (2 points)

Also, read over COD Chapter 1. It contains a lot of background information, much of which we will not cover during class. However, it is interesting, useful, and relevant.


Class examples will be listed in this section of each lecture's notes, and can be found in ~jteresco/shared/cs220 on the SoS systems.