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Fall 2013-2014
* COS 126 / EGR 126 (QR)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

General Computer Science

Robert Sedgewick

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.

Sample reading list:
R. Sedgewick and K. Wayne, Introduction to Programming in Java
D. Harel, Computers Ltd.: What They Really Can't Do

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. There are weekly programming assignments plus a final programming project. Enrollment in precepts will be done using SCORE.

Website:  http://www.cs.princeton.edu/courses/archive/fall13/cos126

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20604 L01 10:00 am - 10:50 am T Th   McCosh Hall   10   Enrolled:294 Limit:325
20600 P01 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   108   Enrolled:27 Limit:25 Closed
22875 P01A 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   109   Enrolled:23 Limit:25
22876 P01B 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   110   Enrolled:21 Limit:21 Closed
20601 P02 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   108   Enrolled:24 Limit:21 Closed
22877 P02A 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   109   Enrolled:24 Limit:25
22878 P02B 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   110   Enrolled:21 Limit:21 Closed
22879 P02C 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   111   Enrolled:21 Limit:21 Closed
20602 P03 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   108   Enrolled:19 Limit:21
20603 P04 7:30 pm - 8:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   108   Enrolled:16 Limit:25
20605 P05 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm W F   Friend Center   108   Enrolled:25 Limit:25 Closed
22880 P05A 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm W F   Friend Center   110   Enrolled:21 Limit:21 Closed
22881 P05B 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm W F   Friend Center   111   Enrolled:21 Limit:21 Closed
20606 P06 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm W F   Friend Center   108   Enrolled:15 Limit:18
22882 P06A 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm W F   Friend Center   110   Enrolled:16 Limit:21