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1 Lecture 1 Introduction: Dissecting Hello World! PIC 10A Todd Wittman Syllabus Highlights c The textbook is Big C++, 2nd ed . You can buy either version of it at the bookstore. c Yesterday your TA took you to the PIC Lab in Boelter 2817. Most students do their HW there. c Midterms are in class Mon 2/8 and Mon 3/1. c Final is Sun 3/14, 3:00-6:00pm. c This is a 5-credit course. So we expect a lot of you!
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2 Grading System c Exam 1 20% c Exam 2 20% c Final Exam 30% c Homework 30% c Drop lowest midterm. c One midterm exam 20% c Final Exam 50% c Homework 30% •Your grade will be calculated two ways. •The method that gives the higher numerical score will be used to determine your course letter grade. Homework c Homework is due every Friday 5:00pm, starting next week. No late HW will ever be accepted. c You must place the specified files in the Submit folder. We will not accept HW by e-mail. c You must use Microsoft Visual Studio 2005. c Microsoft software will be available for download after the 2nd week. Or you can bring 2 blank CDs to the PIC Lab and burn a copy of Visual Studio. c You can work at home, but you are responsible for correctly submitting the HW. c Don't wait to the last minute on the HW!!!
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3 Sec 1.1 : What is A Computer? Your textbook has a hilarious answer. Page 2: “You have probably used a computer for work or fun. Many people use computers for everyday tasks such as balancing a checkbook or writing a term paper. Computers are good for such tasks.” What is a program? Page 3: “A computer program tells a computer, in minute detail, the sequence of steps that are needed to fulfill a task. The act of designing and implementing these programs is called computer programming .” A program is a set of instructions for the computer to follow. In order for the computer to understand your instructions, you have to learn a certain syntax or set of grammar rules.
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4 C++ As A Foreign Language c Learning C++ is like learning a foreign language. c You have to learn the basic words, but also the grammar for arranging the words sensibly. c
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