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Learn how the programming concepts of CSC 171 and 172, especially data types and basic control constructs, are represented and implemented at a machine-language level. Write working code in a symbolic assembly language
Students will understand the organization of the Intel processors, be able to work in binary and hexadecimal number bases, and be able to write basic programs in Intel Assembly Language.
Assembly Language for x86 Processors , 6th edition, by Kip R. Irvine, Prentice Hall, 2012.
The assignments this semester will require students to use a text editor (such as Notepad) to create Intel Assembly language program and to run them on Windows-based computers using Microsoft Macroassembler version 6.15 or later. This requires the installation of Microsoft Macroassembler on their personal computers or on their flash drives.
While there will be opportunities to use class time for assigned work, this will be mainly limited to debugging and other assistance that students require in class. One should expect to spend 4-6 hours outside class working on programming assignments for this class.
Each programming assignment will be graded with a base grade of 90%, with points added to reflected areas in which the assignment exceeded specified requirements and/or points deducted to show areas where the assignment is deficient.
Late penalties may be assessed of 2 points per class after the due date.
The final average will be weighted (based on the following ratio:
The final average will translate to a letter grade according to the following table:
|Final Average||Course Grade|
|A||90 - 100|
|A-||87.5 - 89.9|
|B+||83.3 - 87.4|
|B||80.0 - 83.2|
|B-||77.5 - 79.9|
|C+||73.3 - 77.4|
|C||70.0 - 73.2|
|C-||67.5 - 69.9|
|D+||63.3 - 67.4|
|D||60.0 - 63.2|
|F||0.0 - 59.9|
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Only students who are registered for courses, and whose name appears on the Official Class Roster may attend courses at the University. Adelphi students make a commitment to be active participants in their educational program; class attendance is an integral part of this commitment. Attendance requirements for each course will be announced by the faculty member at the beginning of each term. Students are expected to be present promptly at the beginning of each class period, unless prevented by illness or by other compelling cause. In the event of such absence, students may request that faculty members be notified by the Office of Academic Services and Retention. Students are responsible for completing course work missed through absences. Students should wait a reasonable length of time for an instructor in the event that the instructor is delayed.
Additionally, you are also responsible for whatever work is covered in class whether or not you are there. Absence from the final exam will be excused only for a good and well-documented reason. The decision to allow a make-up exam will be made in accordance with the policies of Adelphi University.
NB: This class will NOT meet on Tuesday, March 26 or Tuesday, April 2. We will make up these classes by meeting on Thursday May 9 and Friday, May 10. If the University needs to use these to replace classes canceled by the University, there will be open labs on March 26 or 28 (or if necessary, both). If either or both of these days are used as open labs, attendance will be taken and you will have the opportunity to submit assignments that are due.
If the University is closed for more than two days due to an emergency, go the home page for this course site each day for instructions and assignments. Student instructions materials can be found at http://home.adelphi.edu/~siegfried/cs174
|January 24||Basic Concepts|
|January 27||Basic Concepts|
|January 29||x86 Processor Architecture|
|January 31||x86 Processor Architecture||Assn 1 - p.19-21/3, 11, 13, 17, 21; p. 26/6, 7|
|February 3||Assembly Language Fundamentals||Assn 2 - p.47/4, 5|
|February 5||Assembly Language Fundamentals|
|February 7||Assembly Language Fundamentals||Assn 3 - A program that adds and subtracts 32-bit numbers|
|February 10||Assembly Language Fundamentals|
|February 12||Quiz #1||Assn 4 - Adding 4 32-Bit Integer Variables of a circle, square or rectangle|
|February 14||Assembly Language Fundamentals|
|February 17||Data Transfers, Addressing and Arithmetic||Assn 5 - p. 109/ Programming project #7|
|February 19||Data Transfers, Addressing and Arithmetic|
|February 21||Data Transfers, Addressing and Arithmetic||Assn 6 . Calculating a discriminant|
|February 24||Data Transfers, Addressing and Arithmetic|
|February 26||Review for Midterm Exam||Assn 7 . Calculating the average of four numbers|
|February 28||Data Transfers, Addressing and Arithmetic|
|March 3||Data Transfers, Addressing and Arithmetic||Assn 8 - Working With arrays and indirect operands|
|March 7||Procedures||Assn 9 - Writing the time|
|March 10||Review for the Midterm Exam||Assn 10 . Writing a procedure to write the time|
|March 12||Midterm Exam|
|March 14||Procedures||Assignment #11 - Calculating the average of an array of n numbers|
|March 28||Conditional Processing||Assn 12 . Using procedures|
|March 31||Conditional Processing|
|April 2||Conditional Processing|
|April 4||Conditional Processing||Assn 13 - Finding the sum of the absolute values|
|April 7||Integer Arithmetic|
|April 9||Integer Arithmetic|
|April 11||Quiz #2||Assn 14 - A time appropriate greeting|
|April 14||Integer Arithmetic|
|April 16||Open Lab||Assn 15 - Formatting the time|
|April 18||Integer Arithmetic|
|April 21||Open Lab|
|April 23||Strings and Arrays||Assn 16 . Find the first 10 prime numbers|
|April 25 Strings and Arrays|
|April 28 Strings and Arrays|
|April 30 Strings and Arrays||Assn 17 . p. 362/Programming Project #2|
|May 2 Floating Point Arithmetic|
|May 5 Floating Point Arithmetic|
|May 7 Review for the Final Exam||Assn 18 . p. 522/ Programming Project|
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