Review Questions and Exercises

Each chapter contains a set of roughly 30 review questions and 20 exercises. The review questions are relatively straightforward; their answers can all be found directly in the text. The exercises are intended to be more thought-provoking. They range in difficulty from puzzles requiring a few seconds of reflection to projects worthy of weeks or months of research.

Using chapter 8 as an example, exercises might ask the student to

As in the body of the text itself, there is a heavy emphasis on identifying tradeoffs and understanding why things were designed the way they were, or work the way they do.

For the less open-ended exercises, there is a growing body of suggested solutions available on-line. These are password protected, for the benefit of instructors only. Please contact your Morgan Kaufmann sales representative for access.

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