The Department of Computer Science & Engineering
CSE 111: GREAT IDEAS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (Fall 2000)
Prof. William J. Rapaport
Times: MWF 12:00 noon - 12:50 p.m.
Classroom: Knox 110
This course is designed to help satisfy the general-education mathematics skills or mathematical sciences requirement. The themes of the course are "What is computation?" and "What kinds of things are computable?" You will study algorithmic problem solving techniques, and will gain an appreciation for some of the most interesting and significant results of computer science, as well as its intellectual and social significance. The course has both a mathematical and laboratory component. Topics include some or all of: algorithm design, introduction to structured programming, text manipulation, numerical computation, computability, and artificial intelligence. (Admitted CSE/CEN majors should NOT enroll in this course.)
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