Comp 280: History and Philosophy of Computing, Winter 2009


Instructor: Dirk Schlimm, LEA 916.   Email: dirk (dot) schlimm (at) mcgill (dot) ca  

     Office hours: Monday, 4:00-5:00pm, Leacock 916

Teaching assistant: Maja Frydrychowicz

     Office hours: MWF, 10:30-11:30am, McConnell 225 (and by appointment)

Classes: MWF 2:35-3:25pm, Trottier 2100. (January 5 - April 14, 2009)

Online course materials: myCourses (Web CT) (Discussion board, assignments, handouts).

Syllabus Overview Schedule Assignments Papers Movies Links

What's new?

The course is over. Thanks to all who participated!
Assignment 12 (the last one) is online (4/03/09).
Links to suggested movies are here.
Assignment 11 is online (3/27/09).
Assignment 10 is online (3/21/09).
Pictures of the poster session.
Assignment 9 is online (Note the unusual due dates!) (3/11/09).
Assignment 8 is online (3/4/09).
Assignment 7 is online (2/19/09).
Handouts 6 and 7 on Turing Machines are online (2/13/09).
Assignment 6 is online (2/10/09).
Handout 5 on Gödel's incompleteness theorems is online (2/07/09).
Assignment 5 is online (2/04/09).
Topics for the first paper have to be posted on WebCT by Friday, January 30 (See handout.).
Assignment 4 is online (1/28/09).
Handout on information and guidelines for papers is online (1/25/09).
Assignment 3 is online (1/21/09).
Handout 4 on Euclid and Aristotle's syllogisms (1/16/09).
Assignment 2 is online (1/13/09).
Handout 3 on Greek numeral systems is online (1/13/09).
Handout 2 on numeral systems is online (1/08/09).
Handout 1 on computations with Roman numerals is online (1/08/09).
Assignment 1 is online (1/08/09).
The course has started.
First day of lectures: Monday, January 5, 2009
Pictures of last year's poster session.
The course is now open for enrollment!

(c) Dirk Schlimm   4/03/09