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Lec No. Topic & Description PDF link PPTX link
Lec 01 Introduction PDF PowerPoint
  (Syllabus, Academic Integrity, Programming Mindset)   
Lec 02 Intro to Python PDF PowerPoint
  (Variables, Expressions, Input/Output, Python Interpreter)   
Lec 03 Operators PDF PowerPoint
  (Arithmetic, Assignment, Comparison, and Logical Operators)   
Lec 04 Decision Structures PDF PowerPoint
  (One-Way, Two-Way, and Multi-Way Decision Structures)   
Lec 05 Algorithmic Thinking PDF PowerPoint
  (Algorithms, Syntax and Logic Errors, Practice with Decision Structures)   
Lec 06 While Loops PDF PowerPoint
  (while Loops, Interactive Loops, Conditional Practice)   
Lec 07 While Loops (cont) PDF PowerPoint
  (Constants, Sentinel Loops, Boolean Flags)   
Lec 08 Lists PDF PowerPoint
  (Lists, Membership "in", Methods vs Functions)   
Lec 09 Strings PDF PowerPoint
  (Strings, Slicing, Concatenation, String Methods)   
Lec 10 Functions PDF PowerPoint
  (All About Functions (Define, Call, Purpose), Variable Scope)   
Lec 11 Functions (continued) PDF PowerPoint
  (Returning Values, Scope)   
Lec 12 Program Design PDF PowerPoint
  (Modularity, Top Down Design, Implementation)   
Lec 13 Lists (continued) PDF PowerPoint
  (Two-Dimensional Lists, Lists and Functions, Mutability)   
Lec 14 For Loops PDF PowerPoint
  (range() Function, Introduction to for Loops)   
Lec 15 Program Design (continued) PDF PowerPoint
  ("Good Code", Commenting, Incremental Programming)   
Lec 16 Recursion PDF PowerPoint
  (Recursion, Stacks, Designing Recursive Functions)   
Lec 17 Recursion (continued) PDF PowerPoint
  (Code Trace of Recursion, More Examples, Iteration vs Recursion)   
Lec 18 String Formatting PDF PowerPoint
  (String Formatting (Alignment, Padding, etc.), Tuples)   
Lec 19 File I/O PDF PowerPoint
  (File Input/Output)   
Lec 20 Dictionaries PDF PowerPoint
  (Building, Accessing, and Manipulating Dictionaries, Comparison to Lists)   
Lec 21 Searching and Sorting PDF PowerPoint
  (Linear/Binary Search and Bubble/Quick/Selection Sort)   
Lec 22 Data Representation PDF PowerPoint
  (Binary, Hexadecimal, ASCII, Project 3 Tips)   
Lec 23 Algorithmic Analysis PDF PowerPoint
  (Run Time, Worst and Best Case, Asymptotic Analysis, Big O)   
Lec 24 Exam Review and Prep PDF PowerPoint
  (CS Study Tips, Exam Review)   

Livecoding Files

Below you will find copies of the files we have worked on in class. Brief notes have been provided where appropriate.

Lecture Exercise Links Notes
Lec 05 Twitter Followers Single if/elif/else
Lec 05 Passing 201
Nested, grade as outer if
Nested, major as outer if
Not nested, uses and/or
Lec 06 Guessing Followers Uses a while loop to keep guessing
Lec 07 Password Creator Uses a Boolean flag to meet multiple requirements