York University

EECS 1520 - Computer Use: Fundamentals

Sections E, Fall 2014

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science


Primary 1520 Website



York University

Instructors

Steven Castellucci from September 8th to 19th
Contact: Use this email link for administrative matters only. For questions about the course content, speak to me during my office hours (Mondays and Thursdays from 15:30-16:30, in LAS3048).

John Lam from September 22nd onwards
Contact: johnlam@cse.yorku.ca
Office: Lassonde Building Room 1012G

Office hours during exam period: Monday (Dec 15: 3:00pm - 4:00pm), Wednesday (Dec 17: 1:00pm - 2:00pm), Friday (Dec 19: 3:00pm - 4:00pm)

Exam Materials: Textbook: Ch. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11.1, 11.2, 12.3, 15.1, 15.2, 15.3, 16.1, 16.2 and Glade Manual: Ch. 1 9 (Support chapters from text: 12.1, 12.2, 14.1)

Click here for **Exam Review Materials**



TEST 1 (October 23, 2014) **UPDATED**


- Use of calculators is NOT permitted
- Topics A and B only (i.e. Text: Ch. 1,2,3, 11.1, 11.2 and Glade: Ch. 1,2)
- Time allowed is 60 minutes

Test #1 solutions


TEST 2 (November 20, 2014)


- Use of calculators is NOT permitted
- Text: Ch. 4 (section 4.1 - 4.6), Ch. 5 (section 5.1, 5.2, 5.4) and Glade: Ch. 3,4,5,6)
- Time allowed is 60 minutes

Test #2 solutions



Lecture Materials

Week 1 (week of September 8, 2014)
Administrative News: Steven Castellucci will be lecturing for the first two weeks of the course.
Lecture Materials: Introduction
Academic Integrity
Computing System Layers and History of Computing (associated video material)
File Systems and Directories (additional notes)
Assigned Reading: Text: Chapter 1 and Sections 11.1 and 11.2
Glade Manual: Chapter 0


Week 2 (week of September 15, 2014)
Administrative News: The last day to enrol is September 22.
Lecture Materials: Binary Values and Number Systems
Assigned Reading: Text: Chapter 2


Week 3 (week of September 22, 2014)
Lecture Materials (September 23, 2014): Glade Manual Chapter 1: Introduction to the Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet
Assigned Reading: Glade Manual: Chapter 1
Lecture Materials (September 25, 2014): Glade Manual Chapter 2: Using Multiple Worksheets in a Model
Assigned Reading: Glade Manual: Chapter 2


Week 4 (week of September 29, 2014)
Lecture Materials (September 30, 2014): Glade Manual Chapter 3: The IF Function and Table Lookup
Assigned Reading: Glade Manual: Chapter 3
Lecture Materials (October 2, 2014): Dale and Lewis Chapter 3: Data Representation
Assigned Reading: Text: Chapter 3


Week 5 (week of October 6, 2014)
Lecture Materials (October 7, 2014): Glade Manual Chapter 4: More on Logical, Information, and Text Functions
Dale and Lewis Chapter 4: Gates and Circuits: Part I
Assigned Reading: Glade Manual: Chapter 4
Text: Chapter 4
Lecture Materials (October 9, 2014): Dale and Lewis Chapter 4: Gates and Circuits: Part II
Glade Manual Chapter 4: Exercise 2
Practice problems on Test 1: Set #1
Assigned Reading: Text: Chapter 4


Week 6 (week of October 13, 2014)
Lecture Materials (October 14, 2014): Glade Manual Chapter 5: Recurrence Calculations
Assigned Reading: Glade Manual: Chapter 5
Lecture Materials (October 16, 2014): Glade Manual Chapter 5: Exercise 5
Practice problems on Test 1: Set #2
Assigned Reading: Glade Manual: Chapter 5


Week 7 (week of October 20, 2014)
Lecture Materials (October 21, 2014): Dale and Lewis Chapter 4: Gates and Circuits: Part III
Assigned Reading: Text: Chapter 4
TEST #1
(October 23, 2014):
No lecture notes


Week 8 (week of October 27, 2014)
Lecture Materials (October 28, 2014): Glade Manual Chapter 6: Database Features of a Spreadsheet
Assigned Reading: Glade Manual: Chapter 6
NO CLASS
(October 30, 2014)

Co-curricular Days


Week 9 (week of November 3, 2014)
Lecture Materials (November 4, 2014): Dale and Lewis Chapter 5: Computing Components
Assigned Reading: Text: Chapter 5
Lecture Materials (November 6, 2014): (Notes from Prof. J. Hofbauer) Glade Manual Chapter 7: Introduction to the Microsoft Access Database
Assigned Reading: Glade Manual: Chapter 7

Week 10 (week of November 10, 2014)
Lecture Materials (November 11, 2014): Dale and Lewis Chapter 5: Computing Components
Practice problems on Test 2
Assigned Reading: Text: Chapter 5
Lecture Materials (November 13, 2014): Dale and Lewis Chapter 10: Operating Systems
Assigned Reading: Text: Chapter 10

Week 11 (week of November 17, 2014)
Lecture Materials (November 18, 2014): (Notes from Prof. J. Hofbauer) Glade Manual Chapter 8: Relational Tables in Microsoft Access
Assigned Reading: Glade Manual: Chapter 8
TEST #2
(November 20, 2014):
No lecture notes

Week 12 (week of November 24, 2014)
Lecture Materials (November 25, 2014): Dale and Lewis Chapter 12.3: Database Management Systems
Assigned Reading: Text: Chapter 12.3
Glade Manual Chapter 9
Lecture Materials (November 27, 2014): Dale and Lewis Chapter 15: Computer Networks (PDF notes summary from Prof. J. Hofbauer)
Dale and Lewis Chapter 15: Computer Networks (Power point class notes)
Assigned Reading: Text: Chapter 15

Week 13 (week of December 1, 2014)
Lecture Materials (December 2, 2014): (Notes from Prof. J. Hofbauer) Chapter 3: Floating Point Numbers
(Notes from Prof. J. Hofbauer) Additional notes on Glade Manual Chapter 9
Assigned Reading: Text: Chapter 3
NO CLASS
(December 4, 2014):
Good Luck on the Exam!