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CIS 252: Introduction to Computer Science Some key points from the January 21 class Annoucements - make up labs on Friday in CST 1-214, 3:30 to 5:00 Handouts - ``How to solve it'' (http://www.cis.syr.edu/courses/cis252/writeups/how-to.pdf) ==================================================================== George Polya - important, active mathematician working in complex analysis, math physics, probability, geometry, combinatorics, . .. - math education (problem solving) ==================================================================== PROBLEM 1: Alice starts out at point P, goes due south for 1 mile, then due east for 1 mile, then due north for 1 mile, and ends up back at point P. Q: Where is Alice? Draw the picture! P P | | A--B ONE ANSWER: P = north pole ANOTHER ANSWER: A = B is on a near polar lattitude line. Walking one mile east takes you on a trip n-times around the pole. ==================================================================== PROBLEM 2: We have a 4 liter measure and a 9 liter measure
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This note was uploaded on 03/09/2010 for the course CIS CIS252 taught by Professor Jimroyer during the Spring '10 term at Syracuse.

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