Intro to Comp and Apps

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Intro to Comp and Apps A. Algorithms 1. term that means solving problems, through flow charts and codes. 2. A precise, systematic method for producing a specified result. i. recipies ii. driving directions iii. business processes iv. etc. 3. Helps us understand how computers solve problems 4. Makes us think more logically 5. Makes us better problem solvers 6. 8 bits = 1 Byte B. Everyday Algorithms 1. Balancing check book 2. Looking up a phone number 3. Playing solitaire 4. Studying for an exam 5. Doing laundry C. Understand the Problem 1. what are you asked to find or show? 2. Can you restate the problem in your own words? 3. Can you think of a picture or a diagram that might help you understand the problem? 4. Is there enough information to enable you to find a solution? 5. Do you need to ask a question to get the answer? 6. Input –> Process –> Output D. Input –> Process –> Output 1. Variable = storage unit (could be called anything) 2. Start, 0 –> means initializing 3. Numeric Variable: variable that hold numeric value
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2012 for the course COMP APPS 101 taught by Professor Ganu during the Spring '07 term at Rutgers.

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