Comp 14: Introduction to Programming
Section 002: [MW 3:00pm-4:15pm], [F 3pm-3:50pm]
"You think of yourself as writing for a human being, explaining to a human being what a computer should do, instead of thinking of yourself as talking to the computer telling it what to do."
- 12/05/2005: The final exam will be on Friday, December 16th at 4pm in Phillips room 383
- 12/02/2005: Tetris is cancled.
- 11/30/2005: Tetris is now available.
- 11/18/2005: Program 4 is now available.
- 11/16/2005: I've posted some original student drawings to accompany program 2.
- 11/11/2005: To avoid confusion, I'm extending the Tic Tac Toe due date until Friday.
- 11/08/2005: Wired has an article about the 10 worst software bugs in history.
- 11/07/2005: Applet not working in your web browser? Here's Matt's fix.
- 11/05/2005: Program 3 has been posted.
- 11/04/2005: SecureCRT may be downloaded from UNC's shareware distribution page
- 09/07/2005: Java SDK 1.5.0 (aka JDK 5.0 update 4) availalbe here.
- 09/05/2005: WinZip is available from UNC's Shareware Website
- 09/01/2005: Sassafrass! is available on Ted Kim's website
Instructor and Class Information:
Course Objectives and Overview:
- Introduction to computer use. Approaches to problem-solving; algorithms and their design; fundamental programming skills.
- This course is an introduction to computer programming for students with no prior programming experience.
- We will use the Java programming language.
There are no official course pre-requisites for this class, but a basic background in math
is needed. Basic computer skills (using a web browser, writing email,
using word processing applications, downloading and installing
software) are assumed for COMP 14. If you are not comfortable using a
computer, consider taking COMP 4
("Power Tools for the Mind") before taking COMP 14.
If you have previous programming experience, such as in a high school
course, (especially, a Computer Science AP course) consider taking COMP
114 ("Foundation of Programming") instead.
This course (or COMP 15 or COMP 16) is required for COMP 114. COMP 14 satisfies a mathematical sciences perspective.
Java Programming: From Problem Analysis to Program Design, 2nd Edition
Available online and at UNC Student Stores.
A large part of class material has been
borrowed from Michele Clark Weigle (http://www.cs.unc.edu/~clark),
Miguel Otaduy (http://www.cs.unc.edu/~otaduy),
and Kelly Ward (http://www.cs.unc.edu/~wardk)
previous instructors of Comp14.