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Instructor: Keith Hellman [email protected] Grader: Tina Kouri [email protected] Friday Labs: CTLM 129 http://alamode.mines.edu/ khellman/teaching/csci261 Your TODO list: 1. Enroll for this course on Blackboard ( please enroll for the correct section ). http://blackboard.mines.edu 2. Fix your Mines WebMail PGP configuration: http://alamode.mines.edu/~khellman/slow_webmail_pgp.html 3. Make sure your Official Correspondence Email address is setup correctly in Trailhead. http://alamode.mines.edu/~khellman/official_corres.html 4. Read and understand the Syllabus .
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CHAPTER 1 Introduction to Computing March 28, 2008
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Why Learn Programming? As an engineer, you will have conversations with programmers; and you will need to communicate effectively with them. Top-quality software used by professionals can often be scripted to increase the productivity of the user. Knowing a programming language makes scripting easier to learn. Programming skills a “plus” with many employers. If you want to solve new problems, you might have to write new programs. It can be a lot of FUN .
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Boring . .. The Book Definitions Computer A machine designed to perform operations or tasks through a sequence of instructions (the program ). Hardware Refers to the computer’s components, much of it with embedded software. Software
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course CSCI 261 taught by Professor Hellman during the Spring '08 term at Mines.

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