csci 10 :: book learning challenge 1 (due mon, aug 22)
Submitting your work:

Complete this exercise on your own.

(1) Fill in all of the "Answer" boxes, (2) press "Prepare for printing", then (3) print the answer grid.

Staple all pages together and submit to the instructor on the date listed above.

Questions:

Read:

Then answer:

Your name:
  1. What is the URL of the website for this course specifically?
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  2. What is the instructor's email address? Why is this email address important?
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  3. What and where are the instructor's office hours?
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  4. Under what circumstances will late work be accepted in this course? If there are circumstances where late work is accepted in this course, what are the consequences for submitting late work?
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  5. Under what circumstances will I be allowed to email my submissions for book learning challenges and midterm exams to the instructor?
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  6. Whose responsibility is it that I read, research, study, manage my time, submit my assignments before the deadlines, and seek help from the instructor when I need it?
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  7. Does the instructor (1) recommend or (2) not recommend that I save backups of all of my assignments?
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  8. If I am struggling in this class at any point in the semester, does the instructor recommend I (1) not worry about it or (2) seek help from the instructor and other students in the course?
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  9. What are the lecture and lab meeting times for this course? Is it (1) important or (2) unimportant that I arrive on time to class and attend every class meeting?
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  10. What are the five (5) components of the Von Neumann processor model/architecture? Provide additional details as needed for a complete answer.
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  11. Briefly describe the Von Neumann bottleneck.
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  12. Briefly explain what we mean when we say that the Von Neumann architecture is a stored-program digital computer.
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  13. In what fundamental way is a Harvard architecture computer different from the Von Neumann architecture?
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  14. Briefly describe the purpose and function of the Control Unit in a modern computer processor.
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  15. Briefly describe the fetch-decode-execute/instruction cycle of a modern computer processor.
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  16. What does the generalized term x86 means, in terms of modern computer processors? What is the origin of the x86, and in what year?
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  17. Where must an instruction be loaded on an x86 processor in order to be executed?
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  18. If the results computed by an instruction are to be saved, where must they be moved on an x86 processor?
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  19. What do we call the memory components of an x86 processor? Is RAM a part of the x86 processor?
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  20. What do we mean when we say that x86 processors are Complex Instruction Set Computers (CISC)?
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Total points for this book learning challenge:

150 points