CS 170 - Introduction to Computer Science

Important Resources

Useful Libraries


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Recent News: There is now a tutor available for this class in the mathcenter. Her name is Gabrielle Blom, and she is available Tuesdays from 5 to 7 pm and Wednesdays from 6 to 7 pm. You can sign up for tutoring with her by filling out the online form here.

Tentative Schedule

DateDayReadDo
Thu,
Aug 24
1
Intro to Computers, Programs, and Java
Numbers in Other Bases
How a Transistor Works
Exercises - Bases
Ensure You Have Access to Important Software
Tue,
Aug 29
2
Logic Gates
Use Transistors to Build a NAND Gate
The Two's Complement
Two's Complement Converter
Thu,
Aug 31
3
The IEEE 754 Format
IEEE 754 Converter
ASCII
The Unicode Miracle
A Simple Computer
The Command Line
Exercises - Two's Complement & IEEE 754 Form

Lab 00
due Sep 12, 11:59pm
Tue,
Sep 5
4
Bash on Windows (Beta - only 4 the brave!)
Interpreters vs. Compilers
Variables & the 8 Primitive Data Types
Using Command-Line Arguments
Converting Strings to Numeric Types
"Hello World" (CLI)
"Hello World" (Eclipse IDE)

Exercises - The Command Line (CLI)
Exercises - Arguments & Expressions
Thu,
Sep 7
5
Expressions, Literals, and Constants
Commonly Used Methods of the Math Class
Objects - A First Look
Adding External Libraries to a Project
First Look at Graphics & ACM Libraries
Working with Colors
Canvas Dimensions
Exercises - The ACM Libraries

Lab 01
due Sep 19, 11:59pm
Tue,
Sep 12
6
Shortcut Assignment Operators
Type Conversion
The char Data Type
Unicode Reference Table
Strings
The printf Method
The Scanner Class
The JOptionPane Class
Working with Files
Exercises - Scanner, Random, and File Classes
Thu,
Sep 14
7
Boolean Expressions
Conditional Statements
Exercises - Booleans and Conditionals

Lab 02
due Sep 26, 11:59pm
Tue,
Sep 19
8
Evaluation of Expressions
Using the Breadboard Timer
Thu,
Sep 21
9
Loops

Exercises - Loops

Lab 03
due Oct 3, 11:59pm
Tue
Sep 26
10
Review Review Exercises A1
Review Exercises A2
Thu
Sep 28
11
TEST 1
Tue
Oct 3
12
Methods Exercises - Methods
Thu
Oct 5
13
Recursion
Thu
Oct 12
15
Arrays Exercises - Arrays
Tue
Oct 17
16
Searching and Sorting Arrays
Thu
Oct 19
17
Rock Eagle Conference Review Exercises B1
Review Exercises B2
Tue
Oct 24
18
Thu
Oct 26
19
TEST 2
Tue
Oct 31
20
Objects and Classes Exercises - Objects
Thu
Nov 2
21
Subclasses, Inheritance, & Polymorphism Exercises - Subclasses
Tue
Nov 7
22
Abstract Classes and Methods Exercises - Abstract Classes
Thu
Nov 9
23
Interfaces
Tue
Nov 14
24
The Unified Markup Language (UML)
Events & Inner Classes
Playing Sounds
Exercises - Interfaces, Inner Classes, and Events

Review Exercises C1
Review Exercises C2
Thu
Nov 16
25
GuiFun.java
Tue
Nov 21
26
TEST 3
Tue
Nov 28
27
KeyControlledGCompound.java
KeyControlledUfo.java
KeyControlledUfoTest.java
ufo.png

Animation.java
AnimationTest.java
walking_man_frames.zip
explosion_frames.zip
ezgif.com/split (external link)
Thu
Nov 30
25
Tue
Dec 5
26
FINAL PROJECT SHOWCASE

Final Exam:

11J Section (MWF 11:50am - 1:30pm) - Friday, Dec 8th, 9:00am - 12:00pm