Introduction to Computers and Programming
Fall 2001

Instructor: Avi Rosenfeld. e-mail address: arosnfld@cs.nyu.edu office phone: (212) 998-3301

Classes meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30 A.M. to 10:45 A.M. Office hours are on Wednesday, from 8:30 to 9:30 A.M. 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 send me an email. 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.  

Course Materials

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Date Topic/Special
Sep. 5 Introduction: chap. 1
Sep. 10 C and Visual C++ basics: chap. 2
Sep. 12 Visit to ACF Lab (postponed)
Sep. 17 C and Visual C++ basics, continued
Sep. 19 Visit to ACF Lab (tentative)
Sep. 24 Type Casting and if/else: chap. 3.1-3.6
Sep. 26 if/else continued chap. 3.1-3.6
Homework #1 Due
Oct. 1 if/else and switch, continued 
chap 4.7
Oct. 3 while loop: chap. 3.7-3.12
Oct. 8 while loop, continued
Oct. 10 for loop: chap. 4.1-4.6
Homework #2 Due
Oct. 15 Examples of all loops
Oct. 17 Nested Loops and math.h
Oct. 22 Review
Homework #3 Due
Oct. 24 Midterm #1
Oct. 29 Review of Midterm 1
Oct. 31 Functions: chap. 5.1-5.10, 5.12 & 8.3
Nov. 5 Functions, continued
Nov. 7 Functions, continued 
Homework #4 Due
Nov. 12 Review
Nov. 14 Midterm #2
Nov. 19 Arrays: Chap. 6
Homework #5 Due
Nov. 21 Arrays, continued
Nov. 26 Strings (character arrays)
Nov. 28 Strings (character arrays)
Dec. 3 Structures
Dec. 5 Structures
Dec. 10


Homework #6 Due

Dec. 18 Final 

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.

There is a home page for this course available on the World Wide Web at the following address:

You should use this to obtain assignments and programs done in class. Also, you should get a Unix account from the ITS in order to receive email from me. I will be sending information, hints, help, etc. to everyone in the class on mailman (majordomo won't be used). First you must subscribe to it, as follows:
Go to the course mailman site by clicking or entering the following in your browser:


Once there, scroll down a bit and enter your email address and choose a password. You will have to check your email and reply to confirm your subscription request.

Near the top of the same page is a link for sending email to the list (once you've subscribed). You can also send email directly to v22_0002_001_fa01@cs.nyu.edu

For more info on mailman including a list of answers to Frequently Asked Questions ("FAQ"), use the link for mailman home page at the bottom of our list's page or go to http://www.list.org

Avi Rosenfeld

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