V22.0002: Introduction to Computers and Programming
Spring 2000

Instructor: Valerio Luccio. Phone number: (212) 998-3936, e-mail address: valerio@cs.nyu.edu.
Office hours are Wednesday, from 5:00 to 6:15 pm 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.

Course Materials


Jan. 18Introduction: chap. 2
Jan. 20Pascal basics: chap. 3
Jan. 25Visit to ACF Lab
Jan. 27I/O: chap. 4
Feb. 1I/O, continued
Feb. 3I/O, continued
Homework #1 Due
Feb. 8FOR loops: chap. 5
Feb. 10FOR loops, continued
Feb. 15FOR loops, continued
Feb. 17FOR loops, continued
Homework #2 Due
Feb. 22Review
Feb. 24Midterm #1
Feb. 29Procedures: chap. 6
Homework #3 Due
Mar. 2Procedures, continued
Mar. 7Procedures, continued
Mar. 9Procedures, continued
Mar. 21IF-THEN-ELSE and CASE statements, chap. 7
Homework #4 Due
Mar. 23IF-THEN-ELSE and CASE statements, continued
Mar. 28WHILE & REPEAT loops: chap. 8
Mar. 30WHILE & REPEAT loops, continued
Apr. 4WHILE & REPEAT loops, continued
Apr. 6Review
Homework #5 Due
Apr. 11Midterm #2
Apr. 13Arrays: chap. 10
Apr. 18Arrays, continued
Homework #6 Due
Apr. 20Arrays, continued
Apr. 25Problem solving and program design
Homework #7 Due
Apr. 27Review
May 5Final

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.

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Valerio Luccio
January 14, 2000