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Unformatted text preview: Introduction to Programming Lecture No. 1 Program
“A precise sequence of steps to solve a particular problem” Alan Perlis – Yale University:
“It goes against the grain of modern education to teach children to program. What fun is there in making plans, acquiring discipline in organizing thoughts, devoting attention to detail and learning to be selfcritical? “ Critical Skills
– Analysis – Critical Thinking – Attention to Detail Design Recipe
To design a program properly, we must:
– Analyze a problem statement, typically expressed as a word problem – Express its essence, abstractly and with examples – Formulate statements and comments in a precise language – Evaluate and revise the activities in light of checks and tests – PAY ATTENTION TO DETAIL – These skills are useful for anybody – All assignments in this course should follow the these guidelines Computers are STUPID even more……. Humans are Think Reuse Area of the Ring
Inner Circle Outer Circle Area of Outer Circle ____ Area of Inner Circle = Area of the Ring Think Reuse Think User Interface Comments liberally What is the probability that she gets exactly three letter right i.e. three Letters into their correct envelopes. Logical Error
Lewis Carol: “Through the Looking Glass” “Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe “ Course Policy
Policy for the distribution of marks and examination is as follows Assignments 15% Group discussion 5% Midterm 35 % Final 45 % Books Deitel & Deitel :– C++ How to Program Kernighan and Ritchie: The C Programming Language Course Objectives
Objectives of this course are three fold
1. To appreciate the need for a programming language 2. To introduce the concept and usability of the structured programming methodology 3. To develop proficiency in making useful software using the C language To achieve our first two objectives we will be discussing Basic Programming constructs and building blocks Structured programming Structured flowcharts, pseudocode Course Contents Course Contents History of C Language Variables and expressions in C Control structures and functions Arrays and Pointers Dynamic memory Allocation File handling Structures and Unions Flavor of Object oriented programming Course Contents ...
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This note was uploaded on 01/12/2010 for the course CS CS 201 taught by Professor Dr.naveedmalik during the Spring '09 term at Virtual University of Pakistan.
- Spring '09