算機概論
Basic Concepts of Computers

 

劉瑞瓏
Rey-Long Liu

2013/9/9

 

 

Goal:

Introducing the basic concepts of computers so that the students may have basic understanding of the areas of computer science

Prerequisite:

None

Content:

Part I: Introduction

(1) Introduction to computer science

Part II: Data & Information

(2) Binary systems

(3) Data representation

Part III: Computer Hardware

(4) Gates and circuits

(5) Computing components

Part IV: Programming

(6)  Low-level programming languages

(7)  Problem solving & algorithms

(8)  Data types & data structures

(9) Midterm examination

(10) High-level programming languages

Part V: Operating Systems

(11) Operating systems

(12) File systems & directory structure

Part VI: Computer Applications 

(13) Information systems

(14) Artificial intelligence

(15) Simulation, graphics, gaming & other applications

Part VII: Computer Communication

(16) Computer network

(17) The World-Wide-Web (WWW)

(18) Final examination

Grading:

(1) Homework (40%)

(2) Mid-term examination (30%)

(3) Final examination (30%)

Textbook:

Nell Dale and John Lewis, 2013, “Computer Science Illuminated,” 5th edition, Jones and Bartlett Publisher

Materials:

The e-learning system in Tzu Chi University: : the Moodle system

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