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Fall 2008-2009
* ELE 222B / EGR 222B (ST)   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:
Instructor Course Notes,

Reading/Writing assignments:
The course will be graded on classroom participation (10%), 6-8 assignments including a research component (40%), laboratory projects (25%) 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%
Lab Reports - 25%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%
Problem set(s) - 40%

Other information:
The lab time may be changed to suit student schedules.


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20565 L01 01:30:00 pm - 02:50:00 pm M W   Friend Center   008   Enrolled:17 Limit:28
20566 B01 07:30:00 pm - 10:20:00 pm W   Engineering Quad F-Wing   F110   Enrolled:5 Limit:7
20567 B02 07:30:00 pm - 10:20:00 pm M   Engineering Quad F-Wing   F110   Enrolled:7 Limit:7 Closed
20568 B03 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm T   Engineering Quad F-Wing   F110   Enrolled:4 Limit:7
20569 B04 07:30:00 pm - 10:20:00 pm T   Engineering Quad F-Wing   F110   Enrolled:1 Limit:7