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Spring 2013-2014
* 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/spring14/cos126

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
40019 L01 10:00 am - 10:50 am T Th   Friend Center   101   Enrolled:189 Limit:240
40020 L02 11:00 am - 11:50 am T Th   Friend Center   101   Enrolled:196 Limit:240
40017 P01 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   108   Enrolled:24 Limit:25
43249 P01A 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   109   Enrolled:23 Limit:25
43250 P01B 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   110   Enrolled:20 Limit:21
40018 P02 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   108   Enrolled:23 Limit:21 Closed
43251 P02A 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   109   Enrolled:15 Limit:21
43252 P02B 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   110   Enrolled:20 Limit:21
43253 P02C 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   111   Enrolled:15 Limit:21
43254 P02D 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   112   Enrolled:13 Limit:21
40021 P03 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   108   Enrolled:18 Limit:21
43255 P03A 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   109   Enrolled:12 Limit:21
40022 P04 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   108   Enrolled:22 Limit:25
43256 P04A 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   109   Enrolled:14 Limit:21
40023 P05 7:30 pm - 8:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   108   Enrolled:15 Limit:25
40024 P06 10:00 am - 10:50 am W F   Friend Center   108   Enrolled:16 Limit:25
40025 P07 11:00 am - 11:50 am W F   Friend Center   108   Enrolled:14 Limit:21
40026 P08 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm W F   Friend Center   108   Enrolled:25 Limit:25 Closed
43257 P08A 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm W F   Friend Center   109   Enrolled:23 Limit:25
40027 P09 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm W F   Friend Center   108   Enrolled:23 Limit:25
43258 P09A 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm W F   Friend Center   109   Enrolled:22 Limit:25
43259 P09B 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm W F   Friend Center   110   Enrolled:12 Limit:21
43260 P10 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm W F   Friend Center   110   Enrolled:16 Limit:21