CSE 351: The Hardware/Software Interface

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Course Staff

Name Email @cs.uw.edu Office Hours
Instructor Benjamin Wood bpw CSE 350: Tuesdays 3:00-4:30pm and Fridays 10:45am-12:00pm.
Also by appointment, or drop in if the door is open.
Teaching Assistants Jacob Gile jjgile CSE 002: Mondays 1:00pm-2:00pm
Riley Klingler rklingl CSE 002: Wednesdays 12:00pm-1:00pm

Outside of lectures and sections, there are a few ways to ask questions or discuss course issues:

  1. Visit office hours! In addition, feel free to stop by any time Ben is in the office (CSE 350) or make an appointment.
  2. Post questions about course content to the class discussion board, where they benefit the whole class. If other students can answer your question, you may receive a response more quickly than you would by emailing the course staff.
  3. Email the course staff at cse351-staff at cs.washington.edu (or individually) with any questions or issues you would prefer to discuss privately.

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Meeting Times and Locations

Location Times
Lecture Johnson Hall 022 MWF 9:40am-10:40am
Quiz Section Loew Hall 105 Th 9:40am-10:40am

Course Materials

We will assign reading and homework problems from the required textbook, Bryant and O'Hallaron, Computer Systems: A Programmer's Perspective, 2nd edition. Additionally, you may find a good C programming language reference quite useful. Examples are Kernighan and Ritchie, The C Programming Language, 2nd edition and Harbison and Steele, C: A Reference Manual, 5th edition.

A number of videos on the course content are available thanks to Luis Ceze and Gaetano Borriello, and TAs Katelin Bailey and Rachel Sobel, who ran an online version of this course this spring. Viewing these videos is generally optional. They may be useful for reviewing lecture content or use of important tools for lab. We may occasionally assign some videos to supplement topics which we cover only briefly in lecture, due to the shorter summer quarter.

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