Non Dutch students, please contact Bernard at B.vanGastel@cs.ru.nl
After completing the course:
William Stallings. Operating Systems: Internals and Design Principles, Global 8th edition. Pearson Education, Ltd., 2014. ISBN-13: 9781292061351
(Older editions are acceptable too; the faculty library has several copies of this edition, so you may consult them for free. However, please be aware that numbering of problems changes over the various editions. It is your responsibility to hand in the right homework assignments!)
The following topics will be discussed during the course:
Participants are expected to invest 84h (=3ec) in this course.
Altogether there will be 8 lectures. You will need 2 hours to attend a lecture, an additional 2 hours to read the textbook. In addition there will be 8 problem sessions. You will need approximately 2.5 hours to make the weekly assignments and attend a problem sessions. For the large assignment you will need approximately 30 hours. This leaves you with 2 hours to make the exam.
For this course, you may earn one bonus point for the exam if you have submitted satisfactory solutions for 6 out of the 8 weekly assignments. These assignments will be graded and you will be provided with feedback.
The assignments will be graded as follows:
Please hand in your assignments via Blackboard as PDF or plain text if possible. Scans of diagrams should preferably be provided as JPEG or PNG and should of course be legible. Please do come to the practicals to ask any questions. During these classes we will also explain the exercises of the previous week. The deadline for the weekly assignments is Tuesday (at 23:59). This leaves the student-assistants time to check the assignments before the next practical.
Your final grade will be the average of the grade for the exam and the grade for the Uppaal assignment. However, the grade for the exam must be at least 5: if the grade for the exam (excluding bonus) is below 5 then the final grade of the course equals the grade for the exam. During the exam you may bring a (paper) copy of the textbook of Stallings. In order to prepare for the exam, you may study some exams of previous years: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2010.
You may earn one bonus point for the exam if you have submitted satisfactory solutions for 6 out of the 8 weekly assignments. For the exam there will be a resit but there will not be a second chance for the Uppaal assignment.