what_you_should_know - CS 1301 Study Guide or What you...

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CS 1301 Study Guide -or- What you should know (a non-exhaustive list): Computer Science: What is a program? An algorithm? How is Computer Science (CS) different from Math? How is it  similar? Why is it important to understanding how computer programs are made? What makes a  computer program correct? How do we test if a program is correct? What are the different ways a  program can “misbehave”?  How long have computers been around? The idea of computation? What were early computers used  for? How have computers changed over time? You should know all of the computer science vocabulary introduced in both of your textbooks. What is recursion? What is needed for a correctly working recursive function?  What is iteration? Why might you want to iterate in a computer program, and over what? What is conditional execution? What does conditional execution allow us to do? What does it mean to call a function or method? What does it mean to “pass” a parameter into a  function? What does it mean to return a value? What is the difference between returning a value and  printing output? What is the flow of execution? How is it affected by iteration, conditionals, function  calls and returns? What is the main idea behind “Functional Programming”? What is the main idea  behind “Object-Oriented Programming”? How are they different from “Imperative” or “Procedural”  programming? How is data represented inside modern computers? How do you convert between decimal, octal, 
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2012 for the course CS 1301 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Georgia Tech.

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