CISC 3595: Operating Systems

What's this course about?


Dr. A. G. Werschulz

Office hours: Mondays through Wednesdays: 10:00-11:30 a.m., or by appointment.

Class meetings

Office hours

or by appointment.

Class email list

os STRUDEL This can be used for both announcements and discussion.

Text and Readings

The text for this course is:
Silberschatz et al., Operating Systems Concepts Essentials Wiley, 2011 (ISBN-13: 978-0-470-88920-6).
I expect to cover selected portions of Chapters 1–12, along with Chapter 15; here, I'll be guided by the author's model syllabus. In the unlikely event that we have additional time, we will cover additional material.

The authors have a website, which has a lot of useful content, such as the following:

I'm not providing the individual links here. This should give you the impetus to look at the authors' website.

Note: It is sometimes possible to get cheaper "international editions" of textbooks. However, these books may not be a 100% match of the original text. I have sometimes seen cases where the exercises of the international edition do not match those in the standard edition. For this reason, I highly suggest that you obtain the standard edition of the text. If you opt for the international edition, it is your responsibility to ensure (e.g.) that the exercises in your edition match those in the standard edition; I am not going to grade two different sets of exercises.



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