BBM 101 - Introduction to Programming I
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This course serves as an introduction to the fundamentals of computer science and programming. It aims to help students with little or no programming experience to gain necessary skills to work with abstract notions for solving computational problems. The course is structured around basic topics such as control flow, functions, lists, input and output, simple data structures (sets, dictionaries), testing and debugging, and recursion. The class will use the Python as a medium to provide a basic understanding of basic concepts in computer science, and the students will gain hand-on experience via a set of programming assignments supplied in the complementary BBM 103 Introduction to Programming Practicum.
Time and Location
Section 1: Wednesday at 13:00-15:50 remotely via Zoom
Section 2: Wednesday at 13:00-15:50 remotely via Zoom
Lab Section 1: Friday at 13:00-14:50 remotely via Zoom
Lab Section 2: Friday at 13:00-14:50 remotely via Zoom
Fuat Akal (Section 1)firstname.lastname@example.org
Erkut Erdem (Section 2)email@example.com
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The course webpage will be updated regularly throughout the semester with lecture notes, programming and reading assignments and important deadlines. All other course related communications will be carried out through Piazza. Please enroll the corresponding class pages by following the links https://piazza.com/hacettepe.edu.tr/fall2020/bbm101 and https://piazza.com/configure-classes/fall2020/bbm103.
Students are not expected to have any prior programming experience.
Course Requirements and Grading
Grading for BBM 101 will be based on
- five short exams (25%),
- one midterm exams (35%),
- a final exam (40%).
- a set of quizzes (25%) (the lowest 1 quiz grades will be dropped),
- five programming assignments (5+10+20+20+20 = 75%) (done individually).
All work on assignments must be done individually unless stated otherwise. You are encouraged to discuss with your classmates about the given assignments, but these discussions should be carried out in an abstract way. That is, discussions related to a particular solution to a specific problem (either in actual code or in the pseudocode) will not be tolerated.
In short, turning in someone else’s work, in whole or in part, as your own will be considered as a violation of academic integrity. Please note that the former condition also holds for the material found on the web as everything on the web has been written by someone else.
Attendance to lectures is mandatory. A student who do not attend the lectures more than 4 weeks will fail BBM101 directly with an F1 grade. A student who do not attend more than 3 recitation sessions or do not submit more than 1 assignments will fail BBM103 directly with an F1 grade. You are responsible for all material presented in lectures. Some of the course material might not be covered in the textbook.
CS for All, Christine Alvarado, Zachary Dodds, Geoff Kuenning, Ran Libeskind-Hadas, 2013
The Python Tutorial (available from the Python website)
Introduction to Computation and Programming Using Python, Second Edition, John V. Guttag, MIT Press, August 2016
|Week||Lecture||Reading and Other Material||Assignments|
|1||What is computation and Computational Thinking [slides]||Guttag 1, Downey 1
Video: The birth of the computer, George Dyson
Reading: Computer Science, Allen Newell, Alan J. Perlis, Herbert A. Simon
|2||Binary representations and the Von Neumann architecture [slides] [codes]||Alvarado et al. 4 (excluding 4.5-3-4.5.4)
|PA 1 out|
|3||Introduction to Algorithms and Development Strategies [slides]
Short Exam 1
|PA 1 due|
|4||Introduction to Python, Statements, Expressions||Guttag 2.1, Downey 5.1-5.3|
|5||Control flow, Functions
Short Exam 2
|Guttag 2.2-2.4, 3.1-3.2, 4.1-4.2, 4.4, Downey 3, 5.4-5.7|
|6||Arrays, Lists||Guttag 5.1-5.3, 5.5, Downey 10||PA2 out|
|7||Tuples, Sets, Dictionaries
Short Exam 3
|Guttag 5.1, 5.6, Downey 11, 12, 14.1-14.4, 14.11|
|8||Higher Order Functions||Alvarado 3.5-3.8||PA2 due, PA3 out|
|Guttag 4.6, Downey 14|
|10||Debugging, Exceptions, Testing||Guttag 6,7, Downey Debugging sections of each chapter, Appendix A||PA3 due, PA4 out|
Short Exam 4
|Guttag 4.3, Downey 5.8-5.10, 6.5|
|12||Understanding Data||Guttag 11, Downey 14.1-14.4, 14.11||PA4 due, PA5 out|
Short Exam 5
|Guttag 9, Downey Appendix B|
|14||Classes||Guttag 8, Downey 15-17||PA5 due|
General purpose text editors
- Vim (Linux, OS X, Windows)
- Emacs (Linux, OS X, Windows)
- Sublime Text (Linux, OS X, Windows)
- Week 10 Exercise Input File
Setting up Python
PyCharm Edu Integrated Development Environment (IDE) will be used in laboratory classes for learning how to program with Python.
- PyCharm Edu and Python Installation Guide
- Getting Started with PyCharm Edu - a quickstart manual
- Guide to compiling your code on department servers