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cs1026_topic1_2pp - 1 TOPIC 1 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER...

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1 1 TOPIC 1 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE AND PROGRAMMING Topic 1 Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Notes adapted from Introduction to Computing and Programming with Java: A Multimedia Approach by M. Guzdial and B. Ericson, and instructor materials prepared by B. Ericson.
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2 Outline What will you get out of this course? What is computation? What is computer science? Roles of Computer Science in our society What's in a computer What is a program What is programming What a compiler does Lets learn about Java 3 Why this course? Learn how to think like a computer scientist Learn problem solving Read and write code Understand object oriented programming Be well prepared for CS1027 Understand objects and classes Know a bit about the computing field 4
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3 What is computation? The tool is the computer – the action is computation Computers carry out actions Think of a recipe. .. Place butter in pan Add eggs If you like them cooked all the way Flip over If not, keep cooking while they aren't done yet Eat!! 5 What is computation? A recipe is a set of steps A computer carries out a set of steps based on what the programmer tells it It can do any set of basic instructions 6
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4 What is Computer Science? 7 The design, analysis, implementation, … of algorithms (recipes), that solve problems . Roles of Computer Science
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2010 for the course PSYCH PSYC 1000 taught by Professor Atkinson during the Fall '10 term at UWO.

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