Prof. Mohamed Zahran
(aka Prof. Z)
mzahran AT cs DOT nyu DOT edu
Lectures: Tuedays 6:00-8:30 pm
Location: WWH 312
Recitation: Thursdays 7:10-8:00pm WWH 312
Office Hours(WWH 320): Tuesdays 2-4pm
Welcome students! ... to
the PAC II course, edition Spring 2016.
I will keep updating this page regularly. If you have
questions related to that course feel free to email me.
Here is some basic information:
Suggested readings (but not required):
following book has a nice description of the computer system. It
shows how bits and bytes and gates are put together to make the
computer we know.
- This one is a bit more advanced than the previous one, but discusses similar topics.
- The language we will be using in this course is C. No one can explain C better than one of its designers!
Garder and recitation leader:
Scott Buckfelder smb585 (at) nyu.edu
Midterm exam: Tue March 8th (same time and place as the lecture)
Final exam: Tue May 17th, 2016 - 6pm - WWH 312
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LecturesNote: The lectures below are logical entities and a single lecture below may correspond to several physical lectures in class.
Don't worry if the links of some lectures are broken. The lectures will be uploaded before the corresponding class.
Project Here is the project.
You will be doing it on CIMS machines.
Due date: April 26 at 11:59pm
Links (Geeky stuff)Binary, decimal, hexadecimal converter
Logic circuit simulator
Online MIPS simulator
Downloadable MIPS simulator
Yet another MIPS simulator
Another MIPS assembly cheat sheet
C Programming Tutorial
Beginner's resources to learn programming (Thanks Zelda!)