Course Information for Spring 2011
Time: MWF 10:00-10:50, MWF 11:00:11:50
Place: Lovejoy 205
Final exam: Friday May 13, 12:30pm, place TBD
Prof. Stephanie R. Taylor (Lectures)
Office: Roberts 224D
Email: s r taylor _at_ colby _dot_ edu
Office hours: M 2-4, T 2-4:30, W 2-3:30, F 2-4
By appointment (email me), and whenever my door is open
Prof. Bruce Maxwell (Labs)
Office: Roberts 224B
Email: b maxwell _at_ colby _dot_ edu
Office hours: To Be Determined
Bruce is on AIM (see lab page for address) and is happy to be contacted whenever he is logged on
This course is an introduction to computational thinking: how we can describe and solve problems using a computer. In the spring 2011 semester we will focus on graphical applications. These applications will motivate how and why we would would want to write procedures, control the flow of information and processes, and organize information for easy access and manipulation. The techniques you learn will be applicable to any kind of programming you may wish to do in the future.
Links to Python Resources
- Python.org -- This is the main source for all documentation on Python. This documentation can be downloaded to your computer so that you don't need web access to view it.
- Free Online Books on Python
- Free Online tutorials in Python
John Zelle, Python Programming: An Introduction to Computer Science, Franklin Beedle & Associates, 2003.
Note: This textbook is not required.