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CS 1550: Introduction to Operating Systems

3 credits


The purpose of this course is to understand and use the basic concepts of operating systems, common to most computer systems, which interfaces the machine with the programmer. In particular, this class is meant to introduce processes such as the processing unit, process management, concurrency, communication, memory management and protection, and file systems.


CS 0447 and CS 0449.

Requirements and Grading

Grading will be based on homeworks (4), programming projects (4), and exams (2).

Recitation: A recitation associated with the selected class section is required.

Expected class size: 48 students.

Frequency: This course is offered every term.

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Section (11218): T Th 6:00PM - 7:15PM

Instructor: Jonathan Misurda
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