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Spring 2012-2013
* COS 126 / EGR 126 (QR)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

General Computer Science

Douglas W. Clark

An introduction to computer science in the context of scientific, engineering, and commercial applications. The goal of the course is to teach basic principles and practical issues, while at the same time preparing students to use computers effectively for applications in computer science, physics, biology, chemistry, engineering, and other disciplines. Topics include: hardware and software systems; programming in Java; algorithms and data structures; fundamental principles of computation; and scientific computing, including simulation, optimization, and data analysis. Two lectures, two precepts.

Sample reading list:
D. Harel, Computer Ltd.: What They Really Can't Do
R. Sedgewick and K. Wayne, Intro to Programming In Java: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly Programming Assignments.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 25%
Other Exam - 25%
Design Project - 10%
Programming Assignments - 40%

Other Requirements:
Course is required for concentrators

Other information:
No prior programming experience is required. Satisfies the SEAS computing requirement.

Website:  http://www.cs.princeton.edu/courses/archive/spring13/cos126

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42578 L01 10:00 am - 10:50 am T Th   Friend Center   101   Enrolled:184 Limit:230
42579 L02 11:00 am - 11:50 am T Th   Friend Center   101   Enrolled:196 Limit:230
42576 P01 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   108   Enrolled:24 Limit:25
42710 P01A 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   109   Enrolled:24 Limit:25
42711 P01B 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   008   Enrolled:21 Limit:25
42577 P02 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   108   Enrolled:19 Limit:23
42712 P02A 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   109   Enrolled:17 Limit:23
42713 P02B 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   008   Enrolled:22 Limit:23
42714 P02C 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   110   Enrolled:21 Limit:21 Closed
42715 P02D 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   111   Enrolled:15 Limit:21
42580 P03 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   108   Enrolled:19 Limit:23
42716 P03A 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   109   Enrolled:12 Limit:21
42581 P04 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   108   Enrolled:17 Limit:25
42717 P04A 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm Th        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
43340 P04B 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm T Th   Carl C. Icahn Laboratory   280   Enrolled:19 Limit:21
42582 P05 7:30 pm - 8:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   108   Enrolled:16 Limit:25
42583 P06 10:00 am - 10:50 am W F   Friend Center   108   Enrolled:19 Limit:25
42584 P07 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm W F   Friend Center   108   Enrolled:19 Limit:21
42718 P07A 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm W F   Friend Center   109   Enrolled:20 Limit:23
42719 P07B 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm W F   Friend Center   110   Enrolled:15 Limit:21
42585 P08 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm W F   Friend Center   108   Enrolled:21 Limit:25
42720 P08A 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm W F   Friend Center   109   Enrolled:21 Limit:25
43338 P09 11:00 am - 11:50 am W F   Friend Center   110   Enrolled:19 Limit:21