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Starts : 2017-03-21
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edX Free English Computer Science EdX Electronics Engineering HKUSTx

Have you ever wondered how information is transmitted using your mobile phone or a WiFi hotspot? This introductory course seeks to enable you to understand the basic engineering tools used and tradeoffs encountered in the design of these communication systems.  
 
This course is divided into three parts. In Part 1, we examine the point-to-point link, which communicates information from a single transmitter to a single receiver. Part 2 examines how multiple transmitters can share the same physical channel. Part 3 discusses how information can be transmitted reliably from one station to another over a network that connects multiple stations. Online interactive exercises are included to help build your intuition.

This course was inspired by and built upon the course 6.02 Digital Communication Systems developed at MIT, which Prof Bertram Shi worked on during his sabbatical in 2009.

Starts : 2017-03-16
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edX Free English Business & Management Economics & Finance EdX IIMBx

This business course helps you to read and understand financial statements to evaluate how business performance is affected by four fundamental drivers of profitability viz., asset management, cost management, leverage management and tax management. It will also help you to identify areas for improvement.

The second part of this finance course deals with managing costs. You will learn how to prepare cost sheets, budget and make cost-based decisions.

The third part of the course provides an overview of financial markets to raise capital of different types. You will develop the ability to prepare and evaluate finances for your business plan and manage working capital.

The overall objective of the course is to build financial acumen to make you a successful entrepreneur or manager.

Starts : 2017-03-20
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edX Free English Business & Management EdX ImperialBusinessX

Want to study for an MBA but unsure of your basic accounting skills? Paving the way for MBA study, this course will teach you the foundational accounting skills needed to achieve success on an MBA program and in business generally.

You will be introduced to the principles of accounting and learn about the basic financial statements, including the income statement, the balance sheet and the cash flow statement. You will learn how to read and interpret this information in order to make informed business decisions.

This course assumes no prior knowledge of accounting. Concepts are explained clearly and regular activities offer you the opportunity to practice your skills and improve your confidence.

Starts : 2017-03-22
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edX Free English Business & Management DelftX EdX Engineering

This professional education course is designed for engineers either currently holding a management position or preparing for one. If it’s your ambition to become a truly, effective leader, this course taught by internationally renowned experts in the field will help you to develop the skills you need to effectively lead organizations, projects and people to successful outcomes.

Why leadership for engineers? Engineers have unique mindsets that give them the potential to be highly competent business leaders. As leaders, engineers have clear advantages: they are analytical, technically skilled, project-based, good with numbers and well-used to problem-solving.

However, engineers cannot rely on this skillset alone when exercising leadership in today’s world. The problems business leaders are required to deal with are often unstructured and lack a single correct solution. The increasingly non-hierarchical nature of our world complicates this further. Problems have to be solved within complex networks of actors, each with their own interests and perspectives.

In this business and management course you will learn how to develop and apply a new mindset for leadership – a process-based mindset - through mastering captivating concepts and engaging in challenging assignments. There are risks associated with this new type of mindset and the course will show how they can be managed effectively. An integrated approach combining elements of the more common project-based and the process-based mindsets will be presented.

You will learn how to lead in an organization of autonomous knowledge workers and find the answers to questions such as: “How should you deal with information asymmetry?” “How can you deal with resistance?” “How to build trust with players with other interests?”

You will gain experience of leading groups and learn to define roles and norms as well as how to deal with group dynamics such as conflict and cooperation. Furthermore, you learn how to motivate group members to ensure successful group performance.

The content of the course is diverse and includes videos, real-world assignments and practical skills such as negotiation and dealing with group issues. You will also have the opportunity to exchange cases and experiences with the course staff as well as with like-minded professionals who are also seeking to develop their leadership skills just like you.

Starts : 2017-03-15
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edX Free English EdX Engineering EPFLx Math

Vous voulez apprendre l'algèbre linéaire, un précieux outil complémentaire à vos connaissances acquises durant vos études en économie, ingénierie, physique, ou statistique? Ou simplement pour la beauté de la matière? Alors ce cours est fait pour vous! Outre remplir le rôle d'outil dans les différentes branches mentionnées ci-dessus (permettant la résolution de problèmes concrets), l'algèbre linéaire, qui capture l'essence des mathématiques -à savoir, l'algèbre et la géométrie- vous introduira au monde plus abstrait des mathématiques.

Proposé comme complément de cours aux ingénieurs de première année à l'Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, ce MOOC (composé de trois parties) n'en est pas moins un cours à part entière et peut être considéré comme une base solide d'algèbre linéaire pour tout étudiant intéressé par l'apprentissage de cette matière.

Bien que les vidéos constituent le coeur du cours, des exercices de type QCM (Questions à choix multiples) ainsi que des séries au format PDF seront disponibles chaque semaine, ainsi que des corrigés appropriés. Plus précisément, les séries d'exercices seront accompagnées d'un corrigé au format PDF et certains problèmes bénéficieront d'une correction détaillée en vidéo, dans laquelle l'un des enseignants présentera la solution, étape par étape. Finalement, chaque vidéo de cours sera suivie d'un quiz, dont le but est de tester le degré d’assimilation des connaissances acquises.

Le cours est organisé en dix chapitres dans lesquels une approche très détaillée des concepts théoriques est proposée, ainsi que de multiples exemples illustratifs :

1) Systèmes d'équations linéaires.

2) Algèbre matricielle.

3) Espaces vectoriels.

4) Bases et dimensions.

5) Applications linéaires.   

6) Matrices et applications linéaires.

7) Déterminants.

8) Vecteurs propres, valeurs propres, diagonalisation.

9) Produits scalaires et espaces euclidiens.

10) Matrices orthogonales et matrices symétriques.

Cette première partie du cours sera dévouée à l'étude des quatre premiers chapitres cités plus haut. Aucune connaissance particulière n’est requise pour comprendre les concepts abordés dans ce MOOC, mais il est conseillé de travailler régulièrement et de manière assidue, de façon à ne pas prendre de retard lors de l'apprentissage de la matière.

Starts : 2017-03-15
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edX Free English EdX Engineering EPFLx Math

Vous voulez apprendre l'algèbre linéaire, un précieux outil complémentaire à vos connaissances acquises durant vos études en économie, ingénierie, physique, ou statistique? Ou simplement pour la beauté de la matière? Alors ce cours est fait pour vous! Outre remplir le rôle d'outil dans les différentes branches mentionnées ci-dessus (permettant la résolution de problèmes concrets), l'algèbre linéaire, qui capture l'essence des mathématiques -à savoir, l'algèbre et la géométrie- vous introduira au monde plus abstrait des mathématiques.

Proposé comme complément de cours aux ingénieurs de première année à l'Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, ce MOOC (composé de trois parties) n'en est pas moins un cours à part entière et peut être considéré comme une base solide d'algèbre linéaire pour tout étudiant intéressé par l'apprentissage de cette matière.

Bien que les vidéos constituent le coeur du cours, des exercices de type QCM (Questions à choix multiples) ainsi que des séries au format PDF seront disponibles chaque semaine, ainsi que des corrigés appropriés. Plus précisément, les séries d'exercices seront accompagnées d'un corrigé au format PDF et certains problèmes bénéficieront d'une correction détaillée en vidéo, dans laquelle l'un des enseignants présentera la solution, étape par étape. Finalement, chaque vidéo de cours sera suivie d'un quiz, dont le but est de tester le degré d’assimilation des connaissances acquises.

Le cours est organisé en dix chapitres dans lesquels une approche très détaillée des concepts théoriques est proposée, ainsi que de multiples exemples illustratifs :

  1. Systèmes d'équations linéaires.
  2. Algèbre matricielle.
  3. Espaces vectoriels.
  4. Bases et dimensions.
  5. Applications linéaires.  
  6. Matrices et applications linéaires.
  7. Déterminants.
  8. Vecteurs propres, valeurs propres, diagonalisation.
  9. Produits scalaires et espaces euclidiens.
  10. Matrices orthogonales et matrices symétriques.

Cette deuxième partie du cours sera dévouée à l'étude des chapitres 5 à 8 cités plus haut. Une bonne connaissance de la matière enseignée dans le MOOC Algèbre Linéaire (Partie 1) est requise. Aussi, il est conseillé de travailler régulièrement et de manière assidue, de façon à ne pas prendre de retard lors de l'apprentissage de la matière. 

Starts : 2017-03-15
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edX Free English EdX Engineering EPFLx Math

Vous voulez apprendre l'algèbre linéaire, un précieux outil complémentaire à vos connaissances acquises durant vos études en économie, ingénierie, physique, ou statistique? Ou simplement pour la beauté de la matière? Alors ce cours est fait pour vous! Outre remplir le rôle d'outil dans les différentes branches mentionnées ci-dessus (permettant la résolution de problèmes concrets), l'algèbre linéaire, qui capture l'essence des mathématiques -à savoir, l'algèbre et la géométrie- vous introduira au monde plus abstrait des mathématiques.

Proposé comme complément de cours aux ingénieurs de première année à l'Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, ce MOOC (composé de trois parties) n'en est pas moins un cours à part entière et peut être considéré comme une base solide d'algèbre linéaire pour tout étudiant intéressé par l'apprentissage de cette matière.

Bien que les vidéos constituent le coeur du cours, des exercices de type QCM (Questions à choix multiples) ainsi que des séries au format PDF seront disponibles chaque semaine, ainsi que des corrigés appropriés. Plus précisément, les séries d'exercices seront accompagnées d'un corrigé au format PDF et certains problèmes bénéficieront d'une correction détaillée en vidéo, dans laquelle l'un des enseignants présentera la solution, étape par étape. Finalement, chaque vidéo de cours sera suivie d'un quiz, dont le but est de tester le degré d’assimilation des connaissances acquises.

Le cours est organisé en dix chapitres dans lesquels une approche très détaillée des concepts théoriques est proposée, ainsi que de multiples exemples illustratifs :

  1. Systèmes d'équations linéaires.
  2. Algèbre matricielle.
  3. Espaces vectoriels.
  4. Bases et dimensions.
  5. Applications linéaires.  
  6. Matrices et applications linéaires.
  7. Déterminants.
  8. Vecteurs propres, valeurs propres, diagonalisation.
  9. Produits scalaires et espaces euclidiens.
  10. Matrices orthogonales et matrices symétriques.

Cette troisième (et dernière) partie du cours sera dévouée à l'étude des chapitres 9 et 10 cités plus haut. Une bonne connaissance de la matière enseignée dans les MOOCs Algèbre Linéaire (Partie 1) et Algébre Linéaire (Partie 2) est requise. Aussi, il est conseillé de travailler régulièrement et de manière assidue, de façon à ne pas prendre de retard lors de l'apprentissage de la matière. 

Starts : 2017-03-21
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edX Free English BabsonX Business & Management Data Analysis & Statistics EdX

Want to know how to avoid bad decisions with data?

Making good decisions with data can give you a distinct competitive advantage in business. This statistics and data analysis course will help you understand the fundamental concepts of sound statistical thinking that can be applied in surprisingly wide contexts, sometimes even before there is any data! Key concepts like understanding variation, perceiving relative risk of alternative decisions, and pinpointing sources of variation will be highlighted.

These big picture ideas have motivated the development of quantitative models, but in most traditional statistics courses, these concepts get lost behind a wall of little techniques and computations. In this course we keep the focus on the ideas that really matter, and we illustrate them with lively, practical, accessible examples.

We will explore questions like: How are traditional statistical methods still relevant in modern analytics applications? How can we avoid common fallacies and misconceptions when approaching quantitative problems? How do we apply statistical methods in predictive applications? How do we gain a better understanding of customer engagement through analytics?

This course will be is relevant for anyone eager to have a framework for good decision-making. It will be good preparation for students with a bachelor’s degree contemplating graduate study in a business field.

Opportunities in analytics are abundant at the moment. Specific techniques or software packages may be helpful in landing first jobs, but those techniques and packages may soon be replaced by something newer and trendier. Understanding the ways in which quantitative models really work, however, is a management level skill that is unlikely to go out of style.

This course is part of the Business Principles and Entrepreneurial Thought XSeries.

Starts : 2017-03-06
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edX Free English Computer Science EdX GalileoX

This course is designed for students who are new to programming, and want to learn how to develop Android apps. You’ll learn how to create an Android project with Android Studio and run a debuggable version of the app. You'll also learn some Android architecture and the key principles underlying its design. You will gain an understanding of the processes that are involved in an Android developed application and you will become familiar with Android development tools and user interface. By the end of the course, you’ll build two simple apps that you can share with your friends.

Our Android course is taught by a group of Google developer experts who create innovative mobile apps.

This course is part of the GalileoX Android Developer MicroMasters Program and is specifically designed to teach the critical skills needed to be successful in this exciting field and to prepare you to take the Google Associate Android Developer Certification exam. To qualify for the MicroMasters Credential you will need to earn a Verified Certificate in each of the four courses as well as a Final Project. 

Starts : 2017-02-27
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edX Free English Computer Science Education & Teacher Training EdX PurdueX

This computer science course covers advanced OOP strategies, including polymorphism, abstract classes, super keyword, exceptions, generics, sorting and searching algorithms.

This course is for anyone interested in taking a first-level computer-programming course, particularly those who attend a school that does not provide a similar class.

We are looking forward to helping you explore this exciting new world!

Starts : 2017-03-07
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edX Free English Biology & Life Sciences EdX Science Social Sciences UBCx

This course will help you prepare for and improve your performance on the AP® Psychology exam. It includes a review of evidence-based study strategies, an overview of the structure of the AP® Psychology exam, and many strategies for how to do well on the AP® Psychology exam.

This course includes video-based lectures and demonstrations, interviews with real research psychologists and a plethora of practice questions.

This is the sixth in a six-course AP® Psychology sequence designed to prepare you for the AP® Psychology exam.

Additional Courses: 

AP® Psychology - Course 1: What is Psychology?

AP® Psychology - Course 2: How the Brain Works

AP® Psychology - Course 3: How the Mind Works

AP® Psychology - Course 4: How Behavior Works

AP® Psychology - Course 5: Health and Behavior

Starts : 2017-03-15
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edX Free English EdX MITx Physics

In this physics course, you will be introduced to the QED Hamiltonian (Quantum ElectroDynamics), and learn how to construct diagrams for light-atom interactions. Using your new tools you will study Van der Waals and Casimir interactions, resonant scattering and radiative corrections.

This course is a part of a series of courses to introduce concepts and current frontiers of atomic physics, and to prepare you for cutting-edge research:

At MIT, the content of the five courses makes the second of a two-semester sequence (8.421 and 8.422) for graduate students interested in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics. This sequence is required for Ph.D. students doing research in this field.

Completing the series allows you to pursue advanced study and research in cold atoms, as well as in specialized topics in condensed matter physics. In these five courses you will learn about the following topics:

  • Quantum states and dynamics of photons
  • Photon-atom interactions: basics and semiclassical approximations
  • Open system dynamics
  • Optical Bloch equations
  • Applications and limits of the optical Bloch equations
  • Dressed atoms
  • Light force
  • Laser cooling
  • Cold atoms
  • Evaporative cooling
  • Bose-Einstein condensation
  • Quantum algorithms and protocols
  • Ion traps and magnetic traps

Starts : 2017-03-21
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edX Free English EdX Math UPValenciaX

Este curso está, concebido como una preparación mínima necesaria para los primeros cursos de ingeniería y otros estudios en los que se imparten matemáticas. En él trabajaremos:

  • El concepto de conjunto y sus operaciones
  • La notación matemática elemental
  • Los diferentes tipos de números: naturales, enteros, racionales, irracionales y reales
  • Finalmente aprenderás los conceptos básicos necesarios sobre números complejos

Starts : 2017-03-27
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edX Free English Art & Culture EdX Humanities Language MandarinX

In the third course of the Mandarin Chinese language series, you will advance your Mandarin Chinese with extensive vocabulary and complex sentence structures based on dynamic scenarios.

You will get involved in situations such as buying a cell phone, setting up a date, or going to the movies. You will not only learn to respond correctly but also to deliver your point of view and convey a clear idea in Mandarin Chinese.

Previous knowledge of Mandarin Chinese is needed.

Starts : 2017-03-28
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edX Free English Business & Management Chemistry EdX Engineering Environmental Studies WageningenX

What does it take to create and implement a biobased product?

In this course we’ll explore 5 major issues:

1. Bioconversion
Learn how to convert molecules through microbial processes. Find out how to choose the right host organism and how choices in process design influence cell growth, substrate conversion and product formation.

2. (Bio)Chemical conversion
Explore catalytic conversion of biomass by discussing types of catalysts, special challenges for catalysis when converting biomass and the interplay of catalysis and up/down stream processes.

3. Business
Learn the steps to transform a biobased product to a winning business case. We’ll discuss commercial, financial and organizational aspects and stakeholder management to realize biobased ambitions. You’ll also learn about the required dynamics in and timing of (innovation) activities for a sector transformation to a biobased economy.

4. Logistics and Supply Chains
Understand the biobased supply chain including network design and geographical allocation of processing steps answering the key questions where to produce, how to transport and where to process biobased products.

5. Economy and Regulations
Learn the economic basis for government regulations and implications for the biobased economy and in particular the responses by the private sector. This includes the economic foundations for government regulations from different perspectives, the implications for an economic assessment of regulatory policies and a look at the regulatory policies in the United States and the European Union.

Starts : 2017-03-28
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edX Free English Computer Science EdX UPValenciaX

En un mundo virtual en el que hay cientos de millones de páginas disponibles con informacion de todo tipo, buscar en Internet de forma eficaz es una habilidad cada día más necesaria. Aprende con nosotros a separar el grano de la paja usando las herramientas disponibles y realizando las preguntas de forma adecuada.
 
En el curso aprenderás a planificar una búsqueda desde el comienzo y a utilizar las diversas herramientas que Internet pone a tu alcance para que encuentres aquello que necesitas. Veremos herramientas para buscar vídeos, imágenes, contenido libre de derechos e información institucional, entre otras muchas cosas.

Starts : 2017-03-15
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edX Free English Economics & Finance EdX Social Sciences WBGx

Government works best when citizens are directly engaged in policymaking and public service delivery.

This social sciences course explores citizen engagement and the role citizens can play in actively shaping public policy.

Throughout the course, you will learn about cutting edge research and theories related to citizen engagement, and examples of ways citizens and governments are working together in new ways to improve their societies.

This course was developed in partnership with many individuals and organizations. We have partnered with top experts from a wide range of fields and countries to present this course, creating a truly global faculty.

We have also partnered with 4 leading institutions – the London School of Economics, Overseas Development Institute, Participedia and CIVICUS – who have taken leading roles in the development of each week’s content.

Starts : 2017-03-02
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edX Free English Computer Science EdX Math TsinghuaX

Our lives are full of combinations. Combinatorial mathematics is just the science to deal with combinations of discrete items. As an ancient field, the history of combinatorial mathematics can be traced back over 4000 years to the age of the Great Yu in ancient China. Today, combinatorial mathematics is regarded as the basis of computer science since the algorithms in programming heavily rely on the analysis of the discrete elements.

Instead of relying on the traditional mathematical "theorem - proof" format, this course demonstrates various principles in an intuitive manner with ancient stories, the scenes of movies and even a magic show. What you’ll learn:

  • The counting principles based on the basic operations “+”, “-”, “*”, “/”; 
  • Generating functions
  • Recurrent number serials such as Fibonacci number, Catalan number, and more
  • Pigeon hole principles
  • Inclusion and exclusion principles
  • Polya counting based on group theory

This course is based on a highly regarded on-campus Tsinghua class called Combinatorics, and is ideal for students who are interested in mathematics or computer science. Enroll today and learn the mathematical theory needed to solve the real-world problems!

 

我们生活的方方面面都充满着组合,而组合数学正是研究离散事物的学科。作为一个具有悠久历史的学科,组合数学的发展可以追溯到4000年前的大禹时代。而如今组合数学随着计算机学科的发展开启了新的篇章,由于程序算法的分析和实现正是基于对离散对象的分析,因此组合数学已经发展成为计算机学科的基础理论。

而本课程一改以往数学教学的“定理-证明”模式,引领大家由浅入深地逐步探索知识的源泉,这里有古代故事,有电影片段,甚至用魔术来演绎数学概念。而这些形式就是为了引领大家去感受数学的美。具体的教学内容包括:

  • 基于四则运算的计数法则;
  • 母函数;
  • 递推序列,如斐波那契数,卡特兰数等;
  • 鸽巢原理;
  • 容斥原理;
  • 基于群论的波利亚定理。

本课程的内容和大纲主要基于清华大学精品课《组合数学》,通过本课程的学习,学习者可以深入了解计数的抽象理论和具体方法,从而深入理解组合数学对计算机理论发展的推动作用。。

 


FAQ

I don’t speak Chinese, can I learn the course?

All the materials are in English. Though the original video was recorded in Chinese, the course team record the corresponding dubbing in English. All the audio and subtitles are processed to fit the English dubbing as much as possible, so that you can enjoy this wonderful course in English.

What are the textbook and the reference books for this course?

There is no textbook requirement for this course. The handouts distributed every week are critical. The following books are references

  • Richard A. Brualdi; Introductory Combinatorics (5th edition), Pearson, 2009
  • J.H.van Lint and R.M. Wilson; A course in Combinatorics, Cambridge University Press, 2001
  • 卢开澄,《组合数学》第四版,清华大学出版社

What is the grading breakdown?

  • 70% quizzes and exercises
  • 30% final exam

How can I get the certificate?

If your final score is no less than 60.

Do I need to know how to program to learn this class?

Not necessary. This course is a math course which is based on fundamental theory. But to help the students to have the intuitive feel of the effects of the theory, we also provide a code lib that you can compare different implementations by running different programs.    

Starts : 2017-03-13
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edX Free English Business & Management Communication EdX ThunderbirdX

Understand and master strategies for interpersonal encounters, including conflict resolution, in multicultural environments.

Working in a global, cross-cultural role requires effective communication with individuals and groups from different parts of the world. Your success depends on your ability to work effectively with people who may understand and react to situations differently. Therefore, your ability to communicate effectively is a critical requirement. This course uses a dynamic and engaging approach to develop the skills for effective communication in international business settings. We will cover techniques and methods for handling interpersonal encounters in multicultural environments.

You will leave the course with stronger communication skills, knowledge, insights and experiences necessary to be a successful international manager.

Starts : 2017-02-28
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edX Free English Computer Science EdX Electronics Engineering MITx

Digital systems are at the heart of the information age in which we live, allowing us to store, communicate and manipulate information quickly and reliably. This computer science course is a bottom-up exploration of the abstractions, principles, and techniques used in the design of digital and computer systems. If you have a rudimentary knowledge of electricity and some exposure to programming, roll up your sleeves, join in and design a computer system!

This is Part 3 of a 3-part series on digital systems, providing an introduction to the hardware/software interface and is based on a course offered by the MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Topics include pipelined computers, virtual memories, implementation of a simple time-sharing operating system, interrupts and real-time, and techniques for parallel processing.

Using your browser for design entry and simulation, you’ll optimize your processor design from Part 2 for size and speed, and make additions to a simple time-sharing operating system.

 

Learner Testimonial

"Out of the many edX courses I have taken, the first two parts of 6.004x were clearly the best. I am looking forward to the third part.” -- Previous Student