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Lab Helper Index

August 26, 2009

September 2, 2009

  • Lab 4: Logic Circuits, Part I
  • Applets used:
    • LogicGates
  • Hand in the following:
    • Exercises 1 & 2 (pages 57-58 from your lab workbook)
      • 1.3: 1 truth table and 4 screenshots
      • 2.1: 1 truth table
      • 2.4: answer the question

September 9, 2009

  • Lab 4: Logic Circuits, Part II
  • Applets used:
    • LogicGates
  • Hand in the following:
    • Exercises 3, 4, and 5 (pages 59-61 from your lab workbook)
      • 3.7: 1 screenshot
      • 4.4: 1 screenshot
      • 5.3: complete the chart
      • 5.4: answer the question
      • 5.5: answer the question
  • Truth Table for Exercise 4
  • FAQ for Lab 4

September 16, 2009

  • Lab 2: Exploring Number Systems
  • Applets used:
    • Number Systems
    • Binary Addition
  • Hand in the following:
    • Exercise 1 (page 15-16 from your lab workbook)
    • 4 screenshots for Ex. 1

September 23, 2009
John Coltrane's Birthday

  • Lab 3B: Colorful Characters
  • Applets used:
    • Character Codes
    • Text Translator Into ASCII
    • Color Maker
  • Hand in the following:
    • Exercise 1 (pages 33-34, omit questions 5 & 9)
    • Exercise 2 (page 35, omit question 6; 1 screenshot for Ex. 2)
    • Exercise 3 (pages 36-37, omit questions 4 & 8)

September 30, 2009

  • Lab 10: Operating Systems
  • Applets used:
    • Placement of jobs in memory
    • Scheduling of jobs
  • Hand in the following (PLEASE NOTE the changes that have been made to this lab, as described below):
    • Exercise 1 -- Do the exercise with the following changes:
      • #1.2: Change "125" to "350".
      • #1.4: Don't restart the applet -- just click the Clear button.
      • #1.6: No change for this question -- just note the screenshot required.
      • #1.7: OMIT this question.
      • #1.8: Don't just guess -- you'll need to do research in your course textbook to properly answer this question. You're looking for information on fixed vs. dynamic partitions -- use the index of the book to find relevant information.
    • Exercise 2 -- Do the exercise with the following changes:
      • #2.2: The 2nd sentence is incorrect: the applet shown in the screenshots differs from the the one we're using.
      • #2.3/2.4: Instead of answering these questions, reproduce the chart below (draw it at the bottom of your Exercise 2 page) and fill it in, noting the Total Time and the Average Time for each of the 3 algorithms, as reported in the Messages & Statistics box of the applet. (READ THE IMPORTANT NOTE BELOW!)
      • Take one screenshot while running the applet, and hand it in.
  • Important Note: There is a bug in the Scheduling of Jobs applet, when running the Round Robin algorithm. The data created in the Messages & Statistics box after running the applet is incorrect. The correct data can be found here.
  • Fill in this chart for Exercise 2, #3-4:

October 7, 2009

  • Lab 16A: First Steps in HTML
  • Applications used:
    • NotePad (to create and edit the HTML files)
    • Firefox (to view the HTML files)
  • Hand in the following:
    • Your HTML source code (print it from within NotePad)
    • Your web page as it appears in Firefox (click on the printer icon from within Firefox)

October 14, 2009

Robotran I

October 21, 2009

Robotran II

October 28, 2009

  • Lab 12B: Databases
  • Applets used:
    • Simple SQL
  • Hand in the following:
    • Exercise 1, #3 and #4: write down your query for each; #5: take a screenshot
    • Exercise 2, #4 and #6: write down your query for each; #5 & #7: take a screenshot for each
    • Exercise 3, #2: write down your query; #3: take a screenshot

November 4, 2009

  • Lab 16B: Linking & Images in HTML
  • FAQ for Lab 16b
  • Hand in the following:
    • Print-outs of your welcome and links pages as they appear in Firefox (or whatever browser you're using);
    • Print-outs of your source code for both pages from within NotePad.

November 11, 2009

  • Lab 13: Artificial Intelligence, Part 1
  • Applets used:
    • Semantic Networks
  • Hand in the following:
    • For Exercise 1:
      1. Your rules for the Semantic Network, copied from the applet and pasted into Word. Indicate each new rule you've added, along with the number of the question it apples to.
      2. Your chart of the Semantic Network (using the handout from class), with your new rules written in.

November 18, 2009

  • Lab 13: Artificial Intelligence, Part 2
  • Applets used:
    • Eliza Therapist
  • Hand in the following:
    • For Exercise 2:
      1. Your new rules, as described in the exercise, along with the additional material discussed in class.