A general introduction to computer science concepts, algorithmic
problem-solving capabilities, and programming skills in C.
At the end of the semester, you will be able to:
- Use Unix
- Develop simple C programs
- Understand (at a high level) what other Computer
Science courses are about.
- Programming in C
- Data types and operators
- Control flow
- Structures and unions
- Memory management
- Input and output
- Data structures and algorithms
- Computer organization
- Other programming language concepts (optional)
- Object-oriented programming
Jong Yul Kim (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00 ~ 4:00 pm or by appointment
Location: 721 CEPSR
Office Phone: (646) 775-6064
Anusha Dachepally (email@example.com)
Office Hours: Wednesdays 3:00 ~ 4:00 pm and 5:30 ~ 6:30 pm
Location: TA Room (Map
to the TA Room)
- Steve Oualline, Practical C
Programming (3rd edition),
O'Reilly, 1997. ISBN: 1565923065
- Call number at Engineering Reserves ( 2 copies ) :
QA76.73.C15 O82 1997g
- Brian Kernighan and Dennis Ritchie, The C Programming
Language (2nd edition),
Prentice Hall, 1988. ISBN: 0131103628
- Call number at Engineering Reserves ( 5 copies ) :
QA76.73.C15 K47 1998
Your course grade will be based on 5 homework assignments (50%),
a midterm exam (20%), and a final exam (30%).
Weekly programming exercises will be assigned, but these will
not be included in the total grade. These exercises will help you learn
Late homework submissions are not accepted unless you have a
very good excuse.
You may ask for extensions in advance if you really need it.
All homework must be done individually!
Academic Honesty Policy
Please take a look at http://www.cs.columbia.edu/education/honesty.
This basically says that "All homework must be
done individually!" or you face dreadful consequences.