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Week Date Due
Reading Lecture Notes Topics
1 M-8/21 Ch. 1 Intro I
W-8/23 Ch. 1 & Ch. 2 Lect. #2a,
Lect. #2b
Intro II, print()
2 M-8/28 ma #1 Ch. 2 Lect. #3 Core basics, commenting, input(), type(), int(), float(), str, int, float, assignment operator, expressions, literals, arithmetic operators, precedence, divmod(), names, identifiers, keywords
W-8/30 ma #2 Ch. 2 Lect. #4 IDLE Shell window vs Editor window, use of single vs double quotes, good programming habits, floor division, modulo, namespaces
3 M-9/4
LABOR DAY
W-9/6 Ch. 3 Lect. #5 divmod() again, scope, scope resolution, floating-point numbers, scientific notation, print(), type conversion, int(), float(), str(), errors
4 M-9/11 Ch. 4 Lect. #6 Functions: basic function with no parameters and no returned value, function with parameters but no returned value, function with parameters and returned value, return, None
W-9/13 Ch. 4 Lect. #7 reasons for defining functions, function stubs, common errors, docstrings
5 M-9/18 Ch. 4 Lect. #8 practice writing functions
W-9/20 Ch. 5 Intro to Objects Objects, classes
6 M-9/25 Ch. 6 Lect. #10 Conditionals,if statements, True, False, bool(), relational operators, boolean variables
W-9/27
EXAM #1
7 M-10/2 Ch. 6 Lect. #11 if-else statements, if-elif-else statements, logical/Boolean operators: and, or, not, precedence
W-10/4 Ch. 7 Boolean operators, lists
8 M-10/9 Ch. 7 Lect. #13 operator overloading, augmented assignment, void functions and methods, mutable/immutable, divmod() again, tuples, lists (creating, modifying, indexing, copying), list methods: append(), extend(), loops
W-10/11 Ch. 7 Lect. #14 indexing lists of lists, augmented assignment with lists, negative indexing of a tuple, list comprehension, for-loops, the range function, using the range function i a for-loop
9 M-10/16 Ch. 7 Lect. #15 enumerate(), list functions: all(), any(), max(), min(), sum(), code blocks
W-10/18 Ch. 8 Lect. #16 string formatting (%d, %f, %s, %E,e), list slicing, list nesting, iterating over a multi-dimensional list
10 M-10/23 Ch. 8 Lect. #17 enumerate() again, list.index(), modifying list in a for-loop, passing lists to functions, sorting lists, list.sort(), sorted(), simultaneous assignment with lists of lists
W-10/25 Ch. 8
11 M-10/30 Ch. 9 Lect. #19, random_walk.py modules (e.g., os, math, cmath, statistics, random, turtle), import, dir(), copyright(), license()
W-11/1 Ch. 9 Lect. #20, jabber.txt Reading from and writing to files, open(), close(), read(), readline(), readlines(), tell(), write(), using files as iteratives, using the print() function to write to a file
12 M-11/6 Ch. 10 Lect. #21 Strings, len(), s[], immutability, operator overloading, iterable, ASCII characters, printable vs unprintable characters, escape sequences, raw string, whitespace, sorting strings, chr(), ord(), unicode, Caesar cipher, string formatting (format string, replacement fields, format specifiers (width))
W-11/8
EXAM #2
13 M-11/13 Ch. 10 Lect. #22 format specifiers (alignment, fill and padding, maximum width and precision, type), string methods: capitalize(), title(), swapcase(), upper(), lower(), count(), strip(), lstrip(), rstrip(), a bit more on slicing
W-11/15 Ch. 10 Lect. #23 one more thing on slicing, more string methods: find(), index(), replace(), isalnum(), isdigit(), islower(), isupper(), isspace, startswith, endswith(), split(), join()
THANKSGIVING BREAK !!!
14 M-11/27 Ch. 11 Lect. #24 while-loops, break, while- vs for-loops
W-11/29 Ch. 12 Lect. #25 continue, incremental development
15 M-12/4 Ch. 13 Lect. #26 Dictionaries (associative arrays), how to create, dict(), common operations (indexing, adding, deleting, testing for existence), del, common methods: clear(), get(), update(), pop(), items(), keys(), values(), iterating over dictionaries, discussion of zyPA 13.4.1
W-12/6 Ch. 13
16 M-12/11
T-12/12
FINAL EXAM (8:00am - 10:00am)
W-12/13