CSC 453
Operating Systems

Instructor: Dr. Stephen Bloch
Spring, 1998

This course meets from 9:25 - 10:40 AM TTh in Business 33. We'll use the textbook Operating System Concepts, by Silberschatz and Galvin. This book, in earlier editions, has become probably the most popular textbook for undergraduate operating-systems courses. The new fifth edition, at almost 900 pages, includes more information than we can possibly cover in one semester, but I recommend that you keep it after the course is over for reference purposes.

The syllabus is available in LaTeX, DVI, Postscript, and HTML.

A schedule of lectures tells what I plan to talk about, and what I expect you to have read, by each class meeting.

I taught this course in Spring 1996 as well, and a few handouts are still available from that class.

Homework assignments

Homework 1 assigned 19 Feb, due 3 Mar.
Choose ten of the following twenty problems in the textbook:
2.1, 2.3 -- 2.5 (for 2.5, I want reasons, not just yes/no answers)
4.2 -- 4.8
5.2 -- 5.10
Homework 2 assigned 9 April, due 23 April
Choose six of the following eleven problems, at least two from each chapter:
8.5, 8.6, 8.8
9.1, 9.2, 9.4, 9.5, 9.7, 9.9, 9.11, 9.18

Reading assignments

By Thursday, April 16, you should have read chapters 1-11 and 15-16 in the textbook.
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