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Fall 2016-2017
* COS 126 / EGR 126 (QR)   No Audit

Computer Science: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Kevin Wayne

An introduction to computer science in the context of scientific, engineering, and commercial applications. The course will teach basic principles and practical issues, and will prepare 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. No prior programming experience required. Video lectures, one or two classes, two precepts

Sample reading list:
R. Sedgewick and K. Wayne, Computer Science: 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. There are weekly programming assignments plus a final programming project. Precepts P11- P14 are open to anyone who would like to be taught as novices, with no or little CS background. The precepts will be longer, giving time to complete precept exercises and answer basic questions.

Website:  http://www.cs.princeton.edu/courses/archive/fall16/cos126/

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20590 L01 10:00 am - 10:50 am T Th   McCosh Hall   50   Enrolled:328 Limit:515
20586 P01 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   108   Enrolled:27 Limit:25 Closed
23801 P01A 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   109   Enrolled:18 Limit:25
23802 P01B 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   110   Enrolled:23 Limit:25
23803 P01C 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   111   Enrolled:18 Limit:25
23804 P01D 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   009   Enrolled:8 Limit:25
20587 P02 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   110   Enrolled:20 Limit:25
23805 P02A 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   111   Enrolled:20 Limit:25
23806 P02B 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm T Th        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
23807 P02C 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm T Th        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
23808 P02D 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm T Th        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
20588 P03 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   110   Enrolled:15 Limit:25
24535 P03A 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm T Th        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
20589 P04 7:30 pm - 8:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   108   Enrolled:15 Limit:25
24536 P04A 7:30 pm - 8:20 pm T Th        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
20591 P05 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm W F   Friend Center   109   Enrolled:21 Limit:25
23809 P05A 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm W F   Friend Center   110   Enrolled:22 Limit:25
20592 P06 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm W F   Friend Center   109   Enrolled:22 Limit:25
24537 P06A 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm W F        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
20593 P11 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm T Th   Friend Center   108   Enrolled:23 Limit:28
24136 P11A 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm T Th   Friend Center   109   Enrolled:20 Limit:28
20594 P12 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm W F   Friend Center   108   Enrolled:21 Limit:28
20595 P13 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   108   Enrolled:19 Limit:28
20596 P14 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm W F   Friend Center   108   Enrolled:16 Limit:28