6.00 Introduction to Computer Science and Programming

Fall 2007

Three small images: a map of election results, a word game, and a protein structure.
Many of the problem sets focus on specific topics, such as word games, presidential campaigns, and analysis of protein sequences. (Boggle photograph, lower right, is courtesy of Angelinawb on Flickr.)

Course Highlights

This course features a complete collection of assignments and a set of online readings.

Course Description

This subject is aimed at students with little or no programming experience. It aims to provide students with an understanding of the role computation can play in solving problems. It also aims to help students, regardless of their major, to feel justifiably confident of their ability to write small programs that allow them to accomplish useful goals. The class will use the Python™ programming language.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .py.

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Prof. John Guttag

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1 hour / session

One session / week
1 hour / session