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课程概述This course introduces the basic mathematical and programming principles that underlie much of Computer Science. Understanding these principles is crucial to the process of creating efficient and well-structured solutions for computational problems.
To get hands-on experience working with these concepts, we will use the Python programming language. The main focus of the class will be weekly mini-projects that build upon the mathematical and programming principles that are taught in the class. To keep the class fun and engaging, many of the projects will involve working with strategy-based games.
After completing this course, you will have a much stronger background in Computer Science and be capable of writing Python programs that are both efficient and well-structured. You will also have a better understanding of how to approach more complex computational problems. As always, our goal is to teach these principles of computing in a fun and exciting way. We look forward to seeing you in class!
授课大纲Our course syllabus can be seen atwww.codeskulptor.org/coursera/principlescomputing.html.
先修知识Prior programming experience at the level of "An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python" (IIPP). Students that have not taken IIPP are welcome, but should be comfortable writing small (100+ line) programs in Python using constructs such as lists, dictionaries and classes. The first week of class will include assessments designed to help students accurately self-assess whether they have the necessary background to be successful in this class.
授课形式This course will last eight weeks. The lectures from each week will focus on the topics listed in the syllabus while an associated weekly mini-project will serve to reinforce these concepts in practice. Grades for these mini-projects will be determined via a combination of machine-grading and peer-assessment. The class will also include a weekly homework to further reinforce the material.
week 1: http://www.1point3acres.com/bbs/thread-101085-1-1.html
- Will I get a certificate after completing this class?
Yes. Students who successfully complete the class will receive a Statement of Accomplishment signed by Scott, Joe, and Luay.
- What resources will I need for this class?
The only requirement for the class is access to a modern web browser. All programming will be done in a web-based programming environment that supports building applications in Python. The programs that you create will be saved, shared and graded via the cloud.
- What is the most useful thing I'll learn if I take this class?
The ability to write well-structured, efficient Python code to solve a wide range of common computational problems.
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week 2: http://www.1point3acres.com/bbs/ ... p;page=1#pid1365586
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week 3: http://www.1point3acres.com/bbs/thread-101597-1-1.html
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week 4: http://www.1point3acres.com/bbs/thread-102611-1-1.html
week 5: http://www.1point3acres.com/bbs/thread-103052-1-1.html
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week 7: http://www.1point3acres.com/bbs/thread-103107-1-1.html