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INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE - II
308-203A

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Time: TuTh 10:00 - 11:30 Place:
MAASS 328 **Last
update: 99.8.20**

This course is concerned with problem solving using computers. We study
how to design, analyze and implement various computational techniques to
solve a variety of computational problems. Each problem is chosen to illustrate
a particular design technique, and together they form a broad cross-section
of today's program development tools. Efficient data structures are introduced
where they contribute to the efficient solution of a programming problem.
The course will cover Parts II and III of the required text, with additional
topics selected from Part IV, as time permits. This is not a course on
programming, and although the text is based on Java, we will not be studying
advanced features of this language. It is assumed all students have completed
308-202A and have had programming experience in Java. All students should
review Part I, A tour of Java, during the first three weeks of the semester.
There will be a final exam(50%), midterm(20%), and homework(30%). Some
of the homework will involve programming and some will involve analytical
work.

**Required Text: ***Data Structures & Problem Solving Using
Java,*** **M. Weiss, Addison-Wesley

**Supplementary Text on Reserve at PSENG Library**: *Data Structures
and Other Objects Using Java*, M. Main, Addison Wesley

**Dates:**

Final Exam: tba

Midterm: October 19, in class (to be confirmed)

Homework: Bi-weekly (in principle) **Note.** The homework should
be deposited in the box marked 203 outside MC100N. The box will be emptied
at 5:00 pm each day. Penalty: -10% per day, including weekends.

Professor David Avis

McConnell 308
avis@cs.mcgill.ca

Office Hours: Tu,Th
3:30-4:30

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Teaching Assistant: tba

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**Website Info: **http://www.cs.mcgill.ca/~avis
click on "Course Material" and "203" ftp://mutt.cs.mcgill.ca/pub/courses/203/