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Fall 2008-2009
* ELE 222A / EGR 222A   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

The Computing Age

Sharad Malik

The past several decades have seen an exponential growth in computing as reflected in modern computers as well as consumer products such as music/video players and cell phones. This course will explore the reasons for this growth through studying the core principles of computing. It will cover representation of information including video and music, the design of computers and consumer devices, and their efficient implementation using computer chips. Finally, it will examine the technological factors that will likely limit future growth and discuss the societal impact of this outcome. No prerequisites.

Sample reading list:
Instructors Course Notes,

Reading/Writing assignments:
This course will be graded based on classroom participation (10%), 6-8 assignments including a research component (65%), and one end term paper (25%). In addition to the technology aspects, this paper may include societal, business and economic issues.

Paper in lieu of Final - 25%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%
Problem set(s) - 65%


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20563 L01 01:30:00 pm - 02:50:00 pm M W   Friend Center   008   Enrolled:2 Limit:15
P01 12:30:00 pm - 01:20:00 pm F        Enrolled:0 Limit:15