An Introduction to Python (3 credits)

An introduction to some of the basic issues in computation through exercises in Python programming. Students will write relatively simple programs in several application areas, e.g. mathematics, graphics and biology. This is a good course for those who have no programing experience and who want preparation for taking CS 110; students learn about using an editor, program design, implementation, and testing. This is also a good course for scientists who wish to learn a popular scientific scripting language.
Place into MATH 130 on the MATH Placement Exam. Textbook(s)
Title: Introduction to Programming in Java: An Interdisciplinary Approach Author(s): Robert Sedgewick, Kevin Wayne Publisher: Addison Wesley Edition: ISBN: 0321498054 Title: Introduction to the Theory of Computation Author(s): Michael Sipser Publisher: Course Technology Edition: ISBN: 0534950973 Title: Java Software Solutions: Foundations of Program Design Author(s): John Lewis and William Loftus Publisher: Addison Wesley Edition: ISBN: 0321532058 Title: Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs Author(s): Harold Abelson and Gerald Sussman Publisher: MIT Press Edition: ISBN: 0262011530