This is a self-paced course that provides an introduction to computer hardware and operating systems. This course will cover topics including fundamentals of system hardware; an introduction to OS concepts; OS processes and threads; thread concurrency and deadlocks; and memory management.
By the end of this course students should be able to:
Define a computer
Define what an operating system is
Describe components of an operating system
Describe how threads work in an operating system
Describe how memory works in an operating system
Describe how data is represented and how computers execute instructions to use and modify data to solve problems
About New York University
New York University is a global platform for inventing new solutions to humanity's challenges. The university strives to be a quality international center of scholarship, teaching, and research. As one of the nation's most respected institutions, NYU Tandon School of Engineering aligns with this mission. Tandon offers comprehensive courses in engineering, applied science, and technology. Each course is rooted in a tradition of invention and entrepreneurship.
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