The goal of the course is to understand the fundamentals of the design of digital circuits.
Prof. Rajeev Barua
Office: 1431 A. V. Williams building
Office hours: 11:15-12:00pm Mondays and 12:15-12:45pm Wednesdays.
Telephone: 5-8137 (on campus), ((301) 405-8137 from off-campus)
(1) Nick Pillitteri
Office: EGL 1153
Office hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 12:30-1:30pm, and by appointment (send email).
10:00-10:50am Monday, Wednesday and Fridays in room CHE 2110.
ENEE 114 or CMSC 106 or CMSC 131 is recommended but not required.
The primary text book used will be:
Donald Givone, "Digital Principles and Design (1st edition)". McGraw Hill.
You are required to buy or otherwise have access to this textbook throughout this course. Other books and papers may be used as material for lectures occasionally, but you will not be required to buy additional books.
The following is the weightage for the different components of this class towards the final grade:
Midterm I (date: TBA)
Midterm II (date: TBA) 25%
Final (date: Friday, May 19, 8:00am-10:00am) 35%
There will be a two midterms and a final examination in the course. No make-up examinations will be given for any reason. The likely dates of midterms is given above, as is the firm date for the final. The midterms will be held during regular class hours in the regular classroom. The final will be two hours long; its venue will also be the regular classroom. All examinations will be closed book, closed notes and no calculators.
The university has no policy on the number of examinations a student can take on one day. Students are strongly encouraged to check the final exam schedule before registering for courses.
There will be 5-7 homeworks in the class. Students should work alone on homeworks. You may discuss general concepts but not specific homework questions with other students. Submissions are due by the end of class on the due date. Late submissions will not be evaluated. Solutions for homeworks will be provided.
Homeworks must be handed in on 8.5x11 inch paper with problems in the order of the assignment. Label the first page in the upper right hand corner with your name, the homework number, the submission date and the course and section number. Staple the pages together in the upper left-hand corner.
The TA will be grading all the homeworks and exams. If you dispute your grade, please contact the TA during office hours.
During recitations your TA will go over solutions to selected homework problems. In addition, recitations provide you with an opportunity to ask clarifying questions regarding material or concepts presented in lecture. The style of the recitations will be rather interactive, so your participation is both encouraged and important.
The policy on collaboration in homeworks is described above. Examination work must be strictly individual. Violations of this policy will not be tolerated and will result in an XF grade for the class.
Disabilities and religious holidays:
Students needing special arrangements due to disabilities or religious holidays should contact the instructor with as much advance notice as possible.