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Introduction to Computer Science 1

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Introduction

What is Computer Science?

Computer Science is the study of processes that interact with data and that can be represented as data in the form of programs. It enables the use of algorithms to manipulate, store, and communicate digital information.

Administrative information

Communication:

  • via slack: workspace name: bitl-cs1-2019
  • via email: use instructor's email address for personal communication
  • office hours: by appt.

Calendar

Date Topic Exercises

09.09.2019.

Introduction to the course. Syllabus. What is computer science. Branches of computer science. Binary encoding. Abstraction. Data. Algorithms. Search using linear, skip and binary approach. Correctness and complexity of an algorithm.

Write a pseudocode for binary search algorithm, in the context of a dictionary or a phone book.

10.09.2019.

Algorithms revisited. iterative v.s. recursive algorithm, binary search example in both versions. Life cycle of program development. Source code. Compiler v.s. interpreter. Integrated development environment. Python programming language. Python version 3 vs version 2. Expressions, evaluation of expressions. Operators and their precedence.

  • Explore the online IDE: repl.it.
  • Read about Anaconda environment.

12.09.2019.

Python: variables. Statements. Assignment. Data types.

Find out why 123_456 is a valid expression in Python, and what does it mean.

16.09.2019.

Python: functions. Purpose and uses. Calling functions. Libraries, "import math" statement.

Practice writing functions:

  • A sum of two numbers
  • A greeter function with the name as a parameter
  • A signature (-1,0,+1) function

17.09.2019.

Python: functions. Defining functions. Function body. The use of indentation in Python.

19.09.2019.

Expressions, boolean.

23.09.2019.

Flow control: if / if-else / if-elif-else.

Lab Exam 0

24.09.2019.

Flow control: examples in functions

26.09.2019.

Javascript, part1

30.09.2019.

Javascript, part2

01.10.2019.

Javascript, part3

03.10.2019.

TBA

07.10.2019.

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08.10.2019.

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10.10.2019.

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14.10.2019.

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15.10.2019.

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17.10.2019.

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21.10.2019.

...24.10.2019

Midterm break

28.10.2019.

TBA

29.10.2019.

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31.10.2019.

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04.11.2019.

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05.11.2019.

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07.11.2019.

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11.11.2019.

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12.11.2019.

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14.11.2019.

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18.11.2019.

National holiday

19.11.2019.

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21.11.2019.

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25.11.2019.

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26.11.2019.

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28.11.2019.

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02.12.2019.

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03.12.2019.

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05.12.2019.

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09.12.2019.

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10.12.2019.

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12.12.2019.

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16.12.2019.

...20.12.2019

Exam week

??.12.2019.

Final Exam.

 

Assignments

Resources