CSC205 Digital Design
Spring 2002



Lecture: Monday & Thursday 9:35am - 10:50am, Laboratory: Thursday 11am - 12:50pm


Jennings Hall JE134


Jeffrey N. Denenberg


(203) 268-1021


(978) 359-7977




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MAT178 Elementary Discrete Mathematics

Office Hours:

Classroom (JE134) 11:00 AM - Noon Mondays
Contact me via Phone, Fax or Email at any reasonable time.


Mano, M. Morris Digital Design 3rd edition, Prentice-Hall 2002, ISBN 0-13-062121-8


LogicWorks 4, Capilano Computing Systems Ltd., Addison Wesley 1999,
ISBN 0-201-44488-7


Wakerly, John F. Digital Design: Principles & Practices 3rd edition updated,
Prentice-Hall 2001

Rafiquzzaman, M. Fundamentals of Digital Logic and Microcomputer Design 3rd edition, Rafi Systems, Inc. 2000

Course Covers:

Logic design and the major components of a digital computer. Specific topics include: binary code, Boolean algebra, logic gates, analysis/design of combinatorial circuits, MSI/LSI/VLSI, synchronous sequential logic, registers, counters, and memory. (4 credits)

Schedule - Spring 2002 (Updated periodically so check regularly)

Supplementary Materials:

       Figures from Mano, "Digital Design", 3rd Ed.: (PPT & PDF) Thanks to Dr. Mano and Prentice-Hall

       Digital Logic Tutorial Thanks to Ken Bigelow, the originals are at

       Boolean Algebra Postulates and Theorems

       Interactive Karnaugh Map Applet (Java) Thanks to Michael Keppler (German/English) The Original in Germany

Laboratories: (available as scheduled)

       Laboratory Report Format

Class Performance Summary: Spring 2002-When Available

Class Performance Summary: Fall 2001-Final Grades

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30% Examinations (3 exams- lowest grade may be discounted, but not ignored)
30% Final Exam
40% Laboratory performance (including Lab Quizes)

There will be no make-up examinations. If you are unable to take one of the mid-term examinations on the assigned date, let me know in advance to make alternative arrangements. If you are unable to take the final examination on the assigned date, then the instructor will record a course grade of incomplete which can be redeemed by taking the final examination when the course is next offered (usually less than 1 year later).

In case of a class cancellation, use U.S. mail, e-mail, fax, or hand delivery to send in the homework assignment by the Friday following the due date. The activity scheduled for a cancelled meeting date, whether exam or lecture, is automatically postponed to the next class meeting when it is eventually held. After a cancellation, a new tentative schedule will be issued.

Late homework will be penalized 1 point/day, up to a maximum penalty of 5 points. All assignments must be turned in before the final exam to receive credit. Each reading assignment should be completed before the weekly meeting, in preparation for a pop quiz. Homework is due at the meeting following the week when it is assigned.

You MUST NOT give, receive, lend, copy or borrow solutions to assignments.