1-Computational Thinking

1-Computational Thinking - Computational Thinking Devika...

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Computational Thinking Devika Subramanian (Scott Rixner) Comp 140 Fall 2009
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Objectives Introduce you to new ideas in computation and information that will make you a better problem solver. Teach you how to use the Python language. Familiarize you with programming ideas and techniques that transcend languages. 08/24/09 (c) Devika Subramanian, 2009 2
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Class Structure Three 50 minute interactive lectures on MWF at 10 am Two 90 minute recitation/lab sections on TW Attendance at only one is required Bring your laptop We will likely add a third section Class work, weekly homework, two examinations Interweaving of mathematics, computation and thought Problem-oriented learning: as far as possible we will choose real-world problems from a variety of fields of study to stimulate learning Information on course web page http://www.clear.rice.edu/comp140/ 08/24/09 (c) Devika Subramanian, 2009 3
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A distribution course open to any one in engineering, natural sciences or social science. High school level mathematics assumed. No programming experience assumed. A curious mind is a plus.
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