MIT Python Programming #5

Lesson 5: Floating point numbers, successive refinement, finding roots

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (OpenCoarseWare): Introduction to Computer Science and Programming

Lecture 5: Floating point numbers, successive refinement, finding roots

Instructors: Prof. Eric Grimson, Prof. John Guttag

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Introduction to Computer Science & Programming Class Notes

Floating point numbers, successive refinement, finding roots

Python has 2 types of numbers:
int (integers – whole numbers)
Arbitrary precision (Long Integer)

The following code displays arbitrary precision:
a = 2**1000
Type ...

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MIT Python Programming #3

Lesson 3: Common code patterns: iterative programs

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Introduction to Computer Science and Programming

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Introduction to Computer Science & Programming Class Notes

Data Operations Commands
Numbers + – * / Assignment (Bind a name to a value)
Strings   input/output (Print)
Booleans and, or Conditionals (Branches)
    Loop Mechanisms (While)

Good Programming Style: Use comments. Type discipline (check
types of operands to properly apply correct operations). Descriptive use of good
variable names as a way of documenting code. Testing all possible branches
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MIT Python Programming #6

Lesson 6: Bisection methods, Newton/Raphson, introduction to lists

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (OpenCoarseWare): Introduction to Computer Science and Programming

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Introduction to Computer Science & Programming Class Notes

Bisection methods, Newton/Raphson, introduction to lists

Speed of Convergence
sqrt(x)
f(guess = guess2 -x
f(guess) = 0

As discussed in lesson 5, the best method to find the answer for
differentiable functions is the Netwon/Ralphson Method.

guess i = guess i – f (guess i) / 2 ...

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MIT Python Programming I

Lesson 1: Goals of the course; what is computation; introduction to data types, operators, and variables

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Introduction to Computer Science and Programming

Instructors: Prof. Eric Grimson, Prof. John Guttag

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Introduction to Computer Science & Programming Notes

Computational Thinking (Write Code)

Understand Code (Read Code)

Map Problems Into Computation (Analysis & Design)

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