V22.0002: Introduction to Computers and Programming
Spring 2001

Instructor: Valerio Luccio. Phone number: (212) 998-3936, e-mail address: luccio@cs.nyu.edu.
Office hours are Wednesday, from 4:00 to 5:00 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

(The actual schedule might vary slightly)

Date Topic/Special
Jan. 16 Introduction: chap. 1
Jan. 18 C and Visual C++ basics: chap. 2
Jan. 23 Visit to ITS Lab
Jan. 25 C and Visual C++ basics, continued
Jan. 30 if/else and switch: chap. 3.1-3.6 & 4.7
Feb. 1 if/else and switch, continued
Feb. 6 while loop: chap. 3.7-3.12
Homework #1 Due
Feb. 8 while continued
Feb. 13 Program Control: chap. 4.8-4.11
Feb. 15 for loop: chap. 4.1-4.6
Feb. 20 for loop, continued
Homework #2 Due
Feb. 22 for loop, continued
Feb. 27 Review
March 1 Midterm #1
Homework #3 Due
March 6 Functions: chap. 5.1-5.10 & 5.12
March 8 Functions, continued
March 20 Functions, continued
March 22 Functions, continued
March 27 Functions, continued
Homework #4 Due
March 29 Review
Apr. 3 Midterm #2
Apr. 5 Arrays: chap. 6
Apr. 10 Arrays, continued
Homework #5 Due
Apr. 12 Arrays, continued
Apr. 17 Arrays, continued
Apr. 19 Structures
Apr. 24 Review
Homework #6 Due
Apr. 26 Review
May 4 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 an email account to receive email from me. I will be sending information, hints, help, etc. to everyone in the class via mailman, but first you must subscribe to it:

With your browser, point to:

Bookmark that page because you will be able to change you mailing list options from there. You will laso be able to post messages and view message archives.

Valerio Luccio
February 11, 2001