As originally scheduled, the ICS 10A final exam will be given on Thursday, December 11, from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. in our regular classroom, SE II 1304.
The exam will cover the entire course. It will emphasize topics from lecture and from the assignments. Below is a list of the major topics from the course. While we can't guarantee that every single fact on the exam will be listed below, we have made the list as comprehensive as possible and no major topic area is omitted. The form of the exam will be very similar to the form of the midterm and sample midterm, though the final will be a little longer (since you have 120 minutes instead of 80).
We will supply a copy of the Deus X instruction set with the final exam, as we did with the midterm. In addition, you may bring with you one page (8.5 by 11 inches, both sides) of notes, on which you may place any information you think will help you on the exam. You may also bring a conventional calculator (no PDAs or cellphones), but be careful to read the questions carefully; some of them, for example, may require spreadsheet formulas rather than numeric calculations.

  1. Fundamental concepts

  2. Forms of information

  3. The Internet

  4. Computer characteristics and organization (including the Deus X)

  5. Social and legal impact of computing

  6. Maxims

David G. Kay, 408E Computer Science
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-3425 -- (949) 824-5072 -- Fax (949) 824-4056 -- Email

Friday, December 5, 2003 -- 4:50 PM