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lecture01 - Lecture 1: September 27, 2010 Orientation and...

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Caltech CS 1: Fall 2010 Lecture 1 : September 27, 2010 Orientation and basics [add cards signed at end of class]
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Caltech CS 1: Fall 2010 [15] Administrative details [15] Overview of course [20] Introduction to Python
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Caltech CS 1: Fall 2010
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Caltech CS 1: Fall 2010 Mike Vanier ([email protected]) Donnie Pinkston ([email protected]) Donnie Pinkston Chris Berlind Jeremy Davis Ryan Elmquist Jonathan Krause Manuel Lagang Dzhelil Rufat Shir Aharon Sean Choi Rebecca Lawler Patrick Xia (head TA) Joe Wang
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Caltech CS 1: Fall 2010 http://moodle.caltech.edu Click " login as a guest " Click on " CS " and then " CS 001 " Enter the enrolment key, which is: spamalot (lower case) Note : http://www.cs.caltech.edu/courses/cs1 is the old web site, which we won't use
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Caltech CS 1: Fall 2010 Nothing much on website right now Soon, it will contain: Slides from lectures Assignments Exams Useful links Supporting documents Admin stuff etc.
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Caltech CS 1: Fall 2010 Grades and lab submissions are not handled through the moodle website but through the csman system Grading website is: csman.cs.caltech.edu Donnie is in charge of this
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Caltech CS 1: Fall 2010 Lectures: 2x50min/week Introduce new material Punctuate with interludes (midpoint) Movie clips Recitations: 1x50min/ week Ask questions and work examples Smaller groups (target 25-30) Staffed lab: 4d x 8 hrs TAs, assigned times Text PPuP (optional reading) Weekly assignments Allow rework (1 wk) Exams midterm, final Point system
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Caltech CS 1: Fall 2010 Go to lectures and sections Read the text (optional) Ask your TA for help Learn from your mistakes (rework gives you a chance to do so) Tell us what makes things hard Fill out feedback, talk to ombuds, TAs, instructors…
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Caltech CS 1: Fall 2010 Daily Quiz (0.0 - 0.5) x 20 10 Homework (0 - 3) x 9 27 Midterm 6 Final 18 Possible : 61 Pass: 40
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Caltech CS 1: Fall 2010 Set has multiple parts (A through F, e.g.) Score for entire set is minimum of the section scores Each part receives integer in [0, 3]: 0 incorrect (worthy of no credit) 1 insufficient (not passing quality, demonstrates significant bugs which must be addressed) 2 good (demonstrates mastery of key idea, may have a few minor bugs) 3 excellent (masters all important parts)
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Caltech CS 1: Fall 2010 Taking excessive time on a problem is a symptom that you missed an important concept It’s possible to do things the wrong way (missing what we’re teaching you) …but it probably will take you a lot more time Time hint on assignments suggested upper bound if takes much longer you should see a TA Don’t spend hours alone on a problem!
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Programs that are 1% wrong are wrong …as far as the computer is concerned So: we allow rework on assignments! Point: we want you to
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2011 for the course CS 1 taught by Professor Pinkston,d during the Fall '08 term at Caltech.

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