V22.0002: Introduction to Computers and Programming
Fall 2000

Instructor: Evan Korth.
Phone Number: (212) 998-3301
E-mail Address: korth@cs.nyu.edu
Class: Monday and Wednesday; 9:30 - 10:45 am in room 101 of Warren Weaver Hall
Office Hours: Tuesday, from 9:30 to 10:30 am in room 419 of Warren Weaver Hall, or at other times by appointment.
Class Mailing List: http://www.cs.nyu.edu/mailman/listinfo/v22_0002_001_sp01

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

(The actual schedule might vary slightly)

Date Topic/Special
Jan. 17 Introduction: chap. 1
Jan. 22 C and Visual C++ basics: chap. 2
Jan. 24 Visit to ITS Lab
Jan. 29 C and Visual C++ basics, continued
Jan. 31 if/else and switch: chap. 3.1-3.6 & 4.7
Feb. 5 if/else and switch, continued
Homework #1 Due
Feb. 7 while loop: chap. 3.7-3.12
Feb. 12 while continued
Feb. 14 Program Control: chap. 4.8-4.11
Homework #2 Due
Feb. 21 for loop: chap. 4.1-4.6
Feb. 26 for loop, continued
Feb. 28 for loop, continued
Mar. 5 Review
Homework #3 Due
March 7 Midterm #1
March 19 Functions: chap. 5.1-5.10 & 5.12
March 21 Functions, continued
March 26 Functions, continued
Homework #4 Due
March 28 Functions, continued
April 2 Functions, continued
April 4 Review
Homework #5 Due
Apr. 9 Midterm #2
Apr. 11 Arrays: chap. 6
Apr. 16 Arrays, continued
Apr. 18 Arrays, continued
Homework #6 Due
Apr. 23 Arrays, continued
Apr. 25 Structures
Apr. 30 Review
Homework #7 Due
May 4 2:00 - 3:50 pm 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 via the class mailing list, but first you must subscribe to it (this is an absolute requirement for this class):

Click here and follow the instructions to join the list

Evan Korth
January 15, 2001