Lecture Notes (Only a few will ever be here)
- Lecture 1 - Introduction to Class
- Lecture 2 - Numbers and the Computer
- Lecture 3 - Base Conversions
- Lecture 4 - Gates and Truth Tables
- Lecture 5 - The Internet, Web, and HTML
- Lecture 6 - HTML
- Lecture 7 - Introduction to UNIX
- Lecture 8 - Graphics File Formats
- Lecture 9 - Bézier Curves
- Lecture 10 - Fonts and Typefaces
- Lecture 11 - Introduction to Spreadsheets
- Lecture 12 - Spreadsheet Functions
- Lecture 13 - Audio and Video (with Spreadsheets)
- Lecture 14 - A Spreadsheet Rant
- Lecture 15 - Introduction to Databases
- Lecture 16 - Searching and Sorting
- Lecture 17 - Sorting vs. Indexing
- Lecture 18 - Joining Tables
- Lecture 19 - Relationships between Tables
Welcome to all new incoming students, and welcome back to everybody else! This is the main Web page for COMPSCI 105 (Computer Literacy). Check back here throughout the semester for news and updates pertinent to the class. Here are a few tidbits to get you started. ## My Classes and EnrollingI teach COMPSCI 105 (Computer Literacy) every semester. This semester COMPSCI 105 will meet at 11:30am on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Hasbrouck 20. I teach COMPSCI 119 (Introduction to Programming with Python) every semester. This semester COMPSCI 119 will meet at 1:25pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in Goessmann 20. In the Fall semester I teach COMPSCI 120 (Problem Solving with the Internet). In the Spring semester I teach COMPSCI 145 (Representing, Storing, and Retrieving Information). This semester COMPSCI 145 will meet at 11:15am on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in ELAB 323. COMPSCI 105, COMPSCI 119, COMPSCI 120, and COMPSCI 145 all fulfill requirements for the IT (Information Technology) minor. If you are interested in the minor, please see me for more information. All these classes use the Computer Science Companion, described below. ## BooksThe books, available from Amazon or directly from the publisher, are: **Computer Literacy Laboratory Manual**, 2018-2019 printing, (**ORANGE**cover). Available from publisher here.**Computer Science Companion**, 3^{RD}edition, REVISED 2017, (**GREEN**cover). Available from the publisher here. NOTE: the older unrevised 3^{RD}edition is allowed but not preferred
The Computer Literacy Laboratory Manual is based on the earlier Computer Literacy Workbook.
That older book was 1200 pages in three volumes, and contained a lot of background material
(some of which is now obsolete). As a cost-cutting measure, ⅔ of that book was excised
and made available to students this year as an encrypted Order the Lab Manual from Kendall/Hunt Order the Companion from Kendall/Hunt
If you take any of my other classes, I ## Lecture #1
For any student who cannot attend the first class,
here
is a direct link to a ## AssignmentsDay-to-day work falls into three categories: quizzes, homeworks, and labs:
## Midterm Exam
The midterm is not yet scheduled.
The rooms will be announced
as the date gets closer. For people with a ## Academic Honesty
## Pictures of Important Stuff- The Lederle Graduate Research Center and Tower
- My office in LGRC A357 (not the Tower)
- The COMPSCI building
- The COMPSCI main office
- Buy a flash drive to store your files
## Previous Semester's ScoresTo see how previous classes fared, here are histograms from previous semesters:- Fall 2006
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## Previous Semester's Exams
For reference, here are some links to previous semesters'
midterms and final exams, all in Adobe Acrobat ( - Spring 2003 Midterm Solution
- Fall 2003 Midterm Solution
- Fall 2003 Final Exam Solution Key
- Spring 2004 Midterm Solution Key
- Spring 2005 Midterm Solution Key
- Spring 2006 Midterm Solution Key
- Fall 2006 Midterm Solution Key
- Spring 2007 Midterm Solution Key
- Spring 2008 Midterm Solution Key
- Fall 2009 Midterm Solution Key
- Spring 2010 Midterm Solution Key
- Spring 2013 Midterm Solution Key
- Fall 2013 Midterm Solution Key
- Spring 2015 Midterm Solution Key
- Spring 2016 Midterm Solution Key
- Spring 2016 Final Exam Solution Key
- Spring 2018 Midterm Solution Key
## Social NetworkingWhile I have a Facebook account, I reserve its use strictly to personal friends (high-school comrades, hiking buddies, etc.). Please DO NOT "friend" me on Facebook or Linked-In; all such requests will be ignored. You may, however, follow me on Twitter if you wish, but I haven't posted in a couple of years. My posts, although infrequent, will be primarily math and science based. |