University of Michigan

Python Basics

This course is part of Python 3 Programming Specialization

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Paul Resnick
Steve Oney

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What you'll learn

  • Learn Python 3 basics, including conditional statements, loops, and data structures like strings and lists.

  • Develop practical programming skills by creating drawings and building your debugging abilities.

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There are 4 modules in this course

In week one you will be introduced to programming in python through lectures and the Runestone textbook - an interactive online textbook built for this course. By the end of the module, you will have run your first python program, and learned how to draw images by writing a program.

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27 videos31 readings1 quiz5 app items

In week two you will use the lectures and the Runestone textbook to understand the basics of a few python data types - lists, strings, tuples - as well as a control structure - for loops. By the end of this week, you will be able to write more complex programs that create drawings by incorporating for loops. Finally, we will present the basics of an accumulation pattern to you, which will be expanded on in each week for the rest of the course.

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14 videos23 readings1 quiz3 app items

In week three you will learn a new python data type - the boolean - as well as another control structure - conditional execution. Through the use of video lectures and the Runestone textbook, you will learn what Binary, Unary, Nested, and Chained Conditionals are, as well as how to incorporate conditionals within an accumulation pattern.

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7 videos12 readings1 quiz2 app items

In week four we will present deeper knowledge on using lists, strings, and python objects in general. We will also cover how to use the accumulation pattern with lists and with strings. The final assignment will test your knowledge and skills through application, much like previous assessments and assignments did, though with a more difficult set of tasks now that you have learned the basics.

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22 videos17 readings6 app items

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Paul Resnick
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