|Phone Number:||(212) 998-3301|
|Class:||Monday and Wednesday, 3:30 - 4:45 am in room 101 of Warren Weaver Hall|
|Office Hours:||Tuesday, 11:00 - 1:00; Wednesday 5:00 - 6:00 in room 419 of Warren Weaver Hall or at other times by appointment.|
Whenever you have a question about the course material, please feel free to drop by during my office hours or write me an email message.If at any time you feel that you are falling behind or are overwhelmed by the material, let me know: I will be very happy to help you.
Introduction to Computers and Programming JavaApproximate schedule of topic top be discussed in class.
(The actual schedule might vary slightly)
Class Date Topic/Special Readings 1 Sep. 3 Introduction chap. 1 2 Sep. 8 Java and JCreator basics chap. 2 3 Sep. 10
Visit to ITS Lab
(learn to use JCreator and debug a Java prog.)
asg# 0 4 Sep. 15
Java Primitive types and Operations
and JCreator basics, continued
Chap. 2 5 Sep. 17 Java Primitive types and Operations Chap. 2 6 Sep. 22
if/else and switch
chap. 3.1 - 3.2.5 7 Sep. 24 if/else and switch, continued 8 Sep. 29 if/else and switch, continued 9 Oct. 1
chap. 3.3.1 - 3.3.3 10 Oct. 6 while loop, continued 11 Oct. 8 do-while loop 12 Oct. 13 for loop 13 Oct. 15 for loop 14 Oct. 20 Midterm #1 15 Oct. 22 Methods 16 Oct. 27 Methods 17 Oct. 29 Methods chap. 4.1 - 4.7 18 Nov. 3 Methods, continued
19 Nov. 5 Math class & Random method 4.8 20 Nov. 10 Review 21 Nov. 12 Midterm #2 22 Nov. 17 Arrays Chap. 5.1 - 5.5 23 Nov. 19 Arrays, continued 24 Nov. 24 Arrays, continued 25 Nov. 26 Arrays, continued 26 Dec. 1 Applets 12.1 - 12.4 27 Dec. 3 Applets 28 Dec. 8 Review (last day of class) Dec. 17 Final (4:00-5:50 AM, Room TBA)
General course information
The homework will consist of programming assignments. Style counts (that includes using meaningful names and providing sufficient comments in the body of the programs). Assignments must be done on the computer.
There will be two midterms and a final. Your grade will be 40 percent midterms plus 40 percent final plus 20 percent homework.If you plan to continue with computer science courses, you *MUST* get a grade of C or better in this course. No exceptions will be made.
- Ten points will be deducted for each class day late, with a possible maximum of 30 points being deducted.
- Home works will not be accepted past the third class date after their assigned date.
- For each assignment that you do not not hand in within the limit, your final grade will be lowered by one letter grade ( i.e., if you are averaging a B+, but you have missed 2 home works, your final grade will be B-).
- Buy a few high-density disks: for your own good you must save all programs on a disk and back them up on another disk.
There is a home page for all sections of this course at the following address:http://cs.nyu.edu/courses/fall03/V22.0002-002/homepage.htmlYou should use this to obtain assignments and programs done in class.
I will be sending information, hints, help, etc. to everyone in the class via the class mailing list, but first you must subscribe to it (this is an absolute requirement for this class):
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