Fundamentals of Computer Science I: Media Computing (CS151.02 2007F)

Class 02: An Introduction to CSC151

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Held: Friday, 31 August 2007

Summary: Today we begin to consider the structure and content of the course. We also prepare ourselves to use the Linux workstations.

Related Pages:


Another Drawing

Reflections on Drawing Images

What, if anything, did you learn from the drawing exercise?

The Parts of an Algorithm

Variables: Named Values

Parameters: Named Inputs

Conditionals: Handling Different Situations


Subroutines: Named Helper Algorithms

About This Class

Lab: Getting Started with Linux

Administrative Issues

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