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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

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Beginner Level

Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: 11 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
4 hours to complete

File IO and Automation

16 videos (Total 74 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
16 videos
Navigating a Coursera Course4m
Meet the Instructor (optional)10m
Lesson Introduction25s
Why Files?2m
Reading a File17m
Writing a File9m
Appending to a File2m
Lesson Introduction21s
What is Automation?3m
Turning Up the Heat2m
Who You Gonna Call?2m
Who's Hungry?1m
CNC Machines2m
Robots4m
Driving5m
6 readings
Visual Studio and Xcode File Locations10m
Exercise 1: File Caesar Cipher10m
File IO Lecture Code10m
Automation Exercise: Automating Basic Hygiene10m
Automation Topic Understanding Check10m
I, Robot Solution10m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Simulation and Parallelization

14 videos (Total 57 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
14 videos
What is Simulation?2m
Simulating Computers with Computers6m
Training4m
Real-World Systems3m
Fitness5m
Lesson Introduction12s
What is Parallelization?1m
Sandwiches in Parallel3m
Doing Math in Parallel6m
Building a Video Game in Parallel3m
Pipelines10m
Parallel Processing4m
Parallelization Activity4m
2 readings
Simulation Topic Understanding Check10m
Parallelization Topic Understanding Check10m
2 practice exercises
Simulation and Parallelization Practice Quiz15m
Simulation and Parallelization Graded Quiz15m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Algorithm Analysis

11 videos (Total 81 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
11 videos
What is Algorithm Analysis?1m
Introduction to Big-O4m
Big-O Examples9m
Dynamic Array Operations14m
Bubble Sort8m
Selection Sort6m
Insertion Sort6m
Recursion8m
Recursive Binary Search9m
Merge Sort12m
1 reading
Algorithm Analysis Lecture and Reading Code10m
2 practice exercises
Algorithm Analysis Practice Quiz30m
Algorithm Analysis Graded Quiz30m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Pointers

8 videos (Total 43 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
Pointer Basics7m
Changing the Pointed to Value2m
Walking an Array with Pointers9m
Dynamic Memory Allocation10m
Getting More Memory8m
Pointers to Structs4m
Finishing Up43s
2 readings
Pointers Lecture Code10m
Walking the Walk Solution10m

Instructor

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Dr. Tim "Dr. T" Chamillard

Associate Professor
Computer Science

About University of Colorado System

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About the Computational Thinking with Beginning C Programming Specialization

This specialization is designed to let you explore computational thinking and beginning C programming topics, applying those concepts to develop solutions to a variety of practical problems.The first course assumes no programming experience, and throughout the 4 courses in the specialization you'll learn about both computational thinking and C programming. The material in the courses in the specialization is equivalent to our computational thinking course at UCCS....
Computational Thinking with Beginning C Programming

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