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INTRODUCTION TO
COMPUTER SCIENCE
Shieu-Hong Lin
MATH/CS Department Chapel
Outlines
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What is computer science?
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What is programming?
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How do I learn in this course?
Who is Dr. Lin ?
What is computer science about?
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The Science of Computation
Create automatic intelligent machinery for
information processing
What is programming?
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use a computer language,
to write down instructions (a program ) for the
computer,
so that the computer hardware can behave in a
way we want
How do I learn in this course?
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The Read-Write-Try Cycle
Exposure! Exposure! Exposure!
Try on your own as hard as you can
Seek help when you really get stuck
How do I learn in this course?
It often helps a lot if you
make friends in the class and learn together.
Use what you learn from the course
Geoffrey Knopf (Engineering Physics) May 2013
 “… I used a numerical method called the bisection
method which is similar to the binary search
algorithm presented in CSCI 105. This improved the
performance of the algorithm exponentially.
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Fortunately, I was able to develop the entire
software application using the tools I learned
from CSCI 105 and 106.
Use what you learn from the course
Geoffrey Knopf (Engineering Physics) May 2013
…
In exchange for my work, Fabcon has issued me a
handsome check. In addition, I am working towards
getting the software licensed so that I can sell it to
other manufacturing companies. It may help pay for
college. All that being said, I have found Biola's
computer science classes very applicable.”
Teaching Assistants (TAs)
Section 1: 10:30-11:45am
 Frank Navarro-Velasco and
 Thomas Stewart
Teaching Assistants (TAs)
Section 2: 1:30-2:45pm;
 Alvin Suh and
 William Tan

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