Introduction to Computer Science


All assignments must be turned in by 10:00 on December 16.
Check on December 18 to see if all your assignments have been approved.

The textbook:

Computer Science: An Overview, 7th Edition, by J. Glenn Brookshear, 2003.
There is a homepage for the textbook, including the simulator.
A list of errata for the textbook can be found here.
The textbook will be supplemented with notes.
The exercises on protein folding related to Brian Vinter's lecture are supplemented by an article on American Scientist's Web pages.


There will be no exam at the end of the course; instead there are mandatory assignments.

Weekly notes

  1. Note 1 (also in PDF).
  2. Note 2 (also in PDF).
  3. Note 3 (also in PDF).
  4. Note 4 (also in PDF).
  5. Note 5 (also in PDF).
  6. Note 6 (also in PDF).
  7. Note 7 (also in PDF).
  8. Note 8 (also in PDF).
  9. Note 9 (also in PDF).
  10. Note 10 (also in PDF).
  11. Note 11 (also in PDF).
  12. Note 12 (also in PDF).
  13. Note 13 (also in PDF).
  14. Note 14 (also in PDF).
  15. Note 15 (also in PDF).


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