Archive for February, 2007

Multiplication and Division

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

Today we’ll have a short lecture on the implementation of multiplication and division. Lecture 11 slides.

Then, for those who need it, we’ll work through problem set 4 on the board. I think it is more important that you get it than you get it by yourself.

Problem Set 5, Fun with circuits

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

This problem set will give you a chance to think about the wonders of gates and multiplexers. Problem Set 5.

Quiz answers

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

I’m not posting the questions as I’d like to preserve the possibility of using them again in the future. Here are the answers.


Extra sessions

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

Of course, the intersection of our available times is the null set… But with 2 slots I think everyone who expressed interest can be accommodated.

So, anyone who is interested can meet with me: Tuesdays 3:15-4 or Fridays 8:30-9:30. This Friday I already have a 9am meeting scheduled but could meet from about 8:15 till 9. Let’s plan to meet in 252. Come by my office.
I’m not going to prepare an additional lecture. The session will be driven by YOU asking questions. So come prepared to ask.

Transistors, Logic, and Math

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

We’ll pick up where we left off on making gates from transistors and then go on to implementing math with gates. Lecture 10 slides.

Transistors and Logic

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007

Today we’ll look at how transistors are used to make gates and how gates are used to implement logical functions.Lecture 9 slides

More on logic

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007

To read more about the content of today’s lecture, check out Appendix B.1-3 on the CD that came with your book.

Fluidic (water) computer!

Friday, February 16th, 2007

In support of my claim that all you need are switches and wires! Water computer

Read Chapter 3

Thursday, February 15th, 2007

Sections 3.1 through 3.6

Quiz 1 Prep

Monday, February 12th, 2007

I know you’re all wondering about the quiz on Thursday. Here are some warmup questions to help you prepare. You may bring your books and any written/printed notes you want. No computers, phones, or friends.

Come to class on Tuesday with your questions about anything we’ve covered and I’ll do my best to make all things clear.

I have gotten very positive reviews for the help some class members are giving to others and I commend you. I’ll certainly take such reports into account when assigning grades.