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Introduction to Computers and Programming Lecture 1 administrative details and an introduction to computers Professor Evan Korth New York University Road Map for Today Welcome to Introduction to Computers and Programming Course Description What material will we cover What am I getting myself into Administrative Issues Course Web Page Text Book Exams Office Hours Homework Grading Cheating Policy etc Syllabus History of Computers Intro to Programming Languages and Java Reading Liang 6 and Liang 7 chapter 1 1 1 4 1 6 1 7 most of today s material is not in the book 2 Course Prerequisites Prerequisites No prior programming experience required Really Who should be taking this course students who want to switch to a computer science major students who want a computer science minor or a computer applications minor students who are just interested in programming Who should NOT be taking this course Students trying to get out of taking a math requirement This class may be more difficult than the math you are trying to avoid You must get a c or better in this class to take further computer science classes 3 Course Description Description Elementary introduction to programming The characteristics of computers are discussed and students design code and debug programs using a high level programming language Official 4 What the class is really about There are two main goals of this course 1 Basics of Java 2 Core Concepts of Programming Languages plus 3 Learn the Principles of Software Development 5 1 Learn the Basics of Java Programming Java is a popular programming language widely used in industry We will learn all the specifics of how to program in Java This includes all the peculiar rules that are specific to Java We will cover the fundamentals Variables Arithmetic If Else For Loops While Loops Arrays Methods etc 6 For Example Sample Java Program This program counts from 1 to 10 In a few weeks it will all make sense I promise public class Sample public static void main String



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