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Unformatted text preview: CSC 165
introduction Danny Heap heap@cs.toronto.edu
http://www.cdf.toronto.edu/ f heap/165/F10/ slide 1 what's CSC165? This is a course about expression (communication): with and through programs with developers knowing what you mean understanding what others mean analyzing arguments, programs slide 2 why CSC165? Do you: memorize math? have trouble explaining what you're doing in technical work? have trouble understanding word problems? \guess and check" if you write a program? don't you: enjoy reading math books for new material like talking about abstract x and y as much as particular examples of what x and y represent? slide 3 CS needs math: graphics cryptography articial intelligence numerical analysis networking databases slide 4 doing well in CSC165 Doing well has two aspects: being recognized as doing well by being awarded credit (grades), and being able to retain concepts and tools for use later on. Here's how to do both: Read the course web page regularly. Understand the course information sheet. Spend enough time. We assume an average of 8 hours/week  three in lecture, two in tutorial, three reviewing or working on assignments. Ask questions. Make your own annotations. I include Python code to make the logic and math accessible. If the Python gets in your way, you may always ask me or a TA to explain what it does. slide 5 ...
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 Fall '10
 DannyHeap
 Computer Science

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