V55.01xx Quantitative Reasoning: Mathematics and Computing using Python
This course teaches key mathematical concepts using the exciting new Python
programming language. The first part of the course teaches students how
to use the basic features of Python: operations with numbers and strings,
variables, boolean logic, control structures, loops and functions.
The second part of the course focuses on the phenomena of growth and decay:
geometric progressions, compound interest, exponentials and logarithms.
The third part of the course introduces three key mathematical
concepts: trigonometry, counting problems and probability.
Students use Python to explore the mathematical concepts in labs and
homework assignments. No prior knowledge of programming is required.