24 episodes

This subject is aimed at students with little or no programming experience. It aims to provide students with an understanding of the role computation can play in solving problems. It also aims to help students, regardless of their major, to feel justifiably confident of their ability to write small programs that allow them to accomplish useful goals. The class will use the Python™ programming language.

Introduction to Computer Science and Programming MIT

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    • 4.0, 52 Ratings

This subject is aimed at students with little or no programming experience. It aims to provide students with an understanding of the role computation can play in solving problems. It also aims to help students, regardless of their major, to feel justifiably confident of their ability to write small programs that allow them to accomplish useful goals. The class will use the Python™ programming language.

    • video
    Lecture 01: Goals of the course; what is computation; introduction to data types, operators, and variables

    Lecture 01: Goals of the course; what is computation; introduction to data types, operators, and variables

    • 53 min
    • video
    Lecture 02: Operators and operands; statements; branching, conditionals, and iteration

    Lecture 02: Operators and operands; statements; branching, conditionals, and iteration

    • 50 min
    • video
    Lecture 03: Common code patterns: iterative programs

    Lecture 03: Common code patterns: iterative programs

    • 50 min
    • video
    Lecture 04: Decomposition and abstraction through functions; introduction to recursion

    Lecture 04: Decomposition and abstraction through functions; introduction to recursion

    • 51 min
    • video
    Lecture 05: Floating point numbers, successive refinement, finding roots

    Lecture 05: Floating point numbers, successive refinement, finding roots

    • 44 min
    • video
    Lecture 06: Bisection methods, Newton/Raphson, introduction to lists

    Lecture 06: Bisection methods, Newton/Raphson, introduction to lists

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

Ziggyan ,

Wooooww

I think i can be a certificate-less computer engineer with this.,.., ;)

ZeemZeemZeem ,

Excellent, but...

If you truly want to get the full impact of this course, combine listening and following this with also practising and going through "learn python the hard way". Google it.

Azeem A.

JumboBones ,

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Great course, well taught. Great catch up.

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