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Basics of Computing and Programming

New York University (NYU) via edX

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Overview

This is a self-paced course that provides an Introduction to Computing and Programming.

The course will address the following topics, using the Python programming language:

  • Positional number systems
  • Hello World
  • Numerical data types and arithmetic expressions
  • Branching statements
  • Iterative statements [Loops]
  • Strings
  • Functions
  • Lists [Array-based sequences]

Syllabus

Course Outline:

  • Week 1 - Positional number systems
  • Week 2 - Hello World
  • Week 3 - Numerical data types and arithmetic expressions
  • Week 4 - Branching statements
  • Week 5 - Iterative statements [Loops]
  • Week 6 - Strings
  • Week 7 - Functions
  • Week 8 - Lists [Array-based sequences]
  • Week 9 - Exam

Taught by

Itay Tal and Aspen Olmsted

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David C
David completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
This course is part of a 3-course MicroBachelor's program. I thought the quality of the programming questions were high, but the platform was VERY CONFUSING to use: you have to manually mark complete for exercises that aren't even "questions" but merely tutorials. If you marked complete by mistake, you...
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