Dr. Alan Garvey
Fall 2018
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CS 170 CS 180 CS 315

Computer Science 170: Introduction to Computer Science I

Professor: Dr. Alan Garvey

Section 3: MWF 10:30-11:20am VH 1236

Lab: Tu 10:30-11:20am VH 1232

Office Hours

The syllabus for CS 170.

Announcements

  • Lab is canceled on Tuesday, October 30.
  • Class is canceled on Monday, November 5.

Books

We are using a free online textbook. The title of the book links to pdf containing the entire text. Be careful, because there are lots of versions of this text and this is the particular one that I will be using.

Software

We will be using Python for this class. Free versions of the Python software, including the Idle development environment are available online through www.python.org, which also has lots of other good stuff. As of July 2018, the two latest released versions of Python are 2.7.15 and 3.7.0. For this class you want version 3.7.0, NOT version 2.6 or 2.7. This is important. Python is part of the student image and should be available on all Truman-provided computers. If the idea of installing software on your computer is a little daunting, you might wait until I go over this a little bit in class or you might ask me about it.

Useful Links

Exams

Programming Assignments:

  • There will be approximately 6 programming assignments during the semester.
  • Program 1 - Fun with Rectangular Cuboids
    Assignment date: 31 August 2018 Due Date: 10 September 2018
  • Program 2 - Zeller's Congruence
    Assignment date: 19 September 2018 Due Date: 28 September 2018
  • Program 3 - Files and Dictionaries
    Assignment date: 2 November 2018 Due Date: 10 November 2018

Labs:

  • There will be roughly a lab a week, held on Tuesdays in VH 1232. Nearly every week there will be a lab programming assignment.
  • Lab 1 - Getting Started with Python
    Lab Date: 21 August 2018 Due Date: 22 August 2018
  • Lab 2 - Modifying a Python Program
    Lab Date: 28 August 2018 Due Date: 29 August 2018
  • Lab 3 - Fun with Factorial
    Lab Date: 4 September 2018 Due Date: 5 September 2018
  • Lab 4 - Been caught speeding. . .
    Lab Date: 11 September 2018 Due Date: 16 September 2018
  • Lab 5 - Data Validation Loops
    Lab Date: 18 September 2018 Due Date: 21 September 2018
  • Lab 6 - Turtle Graphics
    Lab Date: 25 September 2018 Due Date: 29 September 2018
  • Lab 7 - DNA Strings
    Lab Date: 2 October 2018 Due Date: 6 October 2018
  • Lab 8 - ISBN Numbers
    Lab Date: 9 October 2018 Due Date: 11 October 2018
  • Lab 9 - List function
    Lab Date: 23 October 2018 Due Date: 27 October 2018
  • No lab on Tuesday, October 30. It will be Wednesday instead.
  • Lab 10 - Files and Dictionaries
    Lab Date: 31 October 2018 Due Date: 3 November 2018
  • Lab 11 - Image Processing
    Lab Date: 13 November 2018 Due Date: 15 November 2018