Lecture013 What is computer science

Lecture013 What is computer science - What is Computer...

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Lecture 1 -- 1 Computer Science I - Martin Hardwick What is Computer Science 1 We learn how to program a computer using a mixture of C and C++ The computer operates by interpreting simple instructions A compiler converts your C++ program into a long sequence of  these instructions Understand the issues that matter to Computer Scientists and Professional Programmers How to write complex programs quickly and efficiently How to develop  algorithms How to organize data How to maximize the  reuse  of data and programs This course is the first in a sequence CS1  - basic programming CS2 - data structure programming DSA - advanced programming and data structures
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Lecture 1 -- 2 Computer Science I - Martin Hardwick What you must ask yourself Do I want to learn the details of programming? Many computing activities such as using a  spreadsheet  or a  database  do not require you to understand how to write  algorithms Getting a program right can take a long time and be very  tedious if you do not like sitting in front of a computer trying  again and again The experience and knowledge can be rewarding Many problems in business, science and engineering can only be  solved by writing a program Most people will have to work with programmers during their  careers so understanding what they do should be helpful If you want to be a Computer Scientist and have not taken any  Computer Science courses then you should  start with CS1
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Lecture 1 -- 3 Computer Science I - Martin Hardwick Alternatives If you think this course will be too hard but you still want to learn something about programming consider taking CSCI 1190 Beginning C Programming for Engineers BUT you cannot get credit for CS 1190 and any other CS course If you think this course will be too easy consider going straight to CS II Recommended for students with AP credit in Computer Science You will not enjoy being bored You will make it difficult for me to judge how well the course is  progressing Your fellow students will find it unpleasant watching you rush  through the studios
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