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Pillars of Computational Thinking

Computational thinking is an approach to solving problems using concepts and ideas from computer science, and expressing solutions to those problems so that they can be run on a computer. As computing becomes more and more prevalent in all aspects of modern society -- not just in software development and engineering, but in business, the humanities, and even everyday life -- understanding how to use computational thinking to solve real-world problems is a key skill in the 21st century. Computational thinking is built on four pillars: decomposition, pattern recognition, data representation and abstraction, and algorithms. This module introduces you to the four pillars of computational thinking and shows how they can be applied as part of the problem solving process....
6 個視頻 (總計 44 分鐘), 6 個測驗
6 個視頻
1.2 Decomposition6分鐘
1.3 Pattern Recognition5分鐘
1.4 Data Representation and Abstraction7分鐘
1.5 Algorithms8分鐘
1.6 Case Studies11分鐘
4 個練習
1.2 Decomposition10分鐘
1.3 Pattern Recognition10分鐘
1.4 Data Representation and Abstraction15分鐘
1.5 Algorithms15分鐘
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完成時間為 4 小時

Expressing and Analyzing Algorithms

When we use computational thinking to solve a problem, what we’re really doing is developing an algorithm: a step-by-step series of instructions. Whether it’s a small task like scheduling meetings, or a large task like mapping the planet, the ability to develop and describe algorithms is crucial to the problem-solving process based on computational thinking. This module will introduce you to some common algorithms, as well as some general approaches to developing algorithms yourself. These approaches will be useful when you're looking not just for any answer to a problem, but the best answer. After completing this module, you will be able to evaluate an algorithm and analyze how its performance is affected by the size of the input so that you can choose the best algorithm for the problem you’re trying to solve....
7 個視頻 (總計 69 分鐘), 10 個測驗
7 個視頻
2.2 Linear Search5分鐘
2.3 Algorithmic Complexity8分鐘
2.4 Binary Search11分鐘
2.5 Brute Force Algorithms13分鐘
2.6 Greedy Algorithms9分鐘
2.7 Case Studies12分鐘
6 個練習
2.1 Finding the Largest Value10分鐘
2.2 Linear Search10分鐘
2.3 Algorithmic Complexity10分鐘
2.4 Binary Search10分鐘
2.5 Brute Force Algorithms15分鐘
2.6 Greedy Algorithms10分鐘
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完成時間為 4 小時

Fundamental Operations of a Modern Computer

Computational thinking is a problem-solving process in which the last step is expressing the solution so that it can be executed on a computer. However, before we are able to write a program to implement an algorithm, we must understand what the computer is capable of doing -- in particular, how it executes instructions and how it uses data. This module describes the inner workings of a modern computer and its fundamental operations. Then it introduces you to a way of expressing algorithms known as pseudocode, which will help you implement your solution using a programming language....
6 個視頻 (總計 46 分鐘), 10 個測驗
6 個視頻
3.2 Intro to the von Neumann Architecture8分鐘
3.3 von Neumann Architecture Data6分鐘
3.4 von Neumann Architecture Control Flow5分鐘
3.5 Expressing Algorithms in Pseudocode8分鐘
3.6 Case Studies10分鐘
5 個練習
3.1 A History of the Computer10分鐘
3.2 Intro to the von Neumann Architecture10分鐘
3.3 von Neumann Architecture Data10分鐘
3.4 von Neumann Architecture Control Flow10分鐘
3.5 Expressing Algorithms in Pseudocode10分鐘
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完成時間為 7 小時

Applied Computational Thinking Using Python

Writing a program is the last step of the computational thinking process. It’s the act of expressing an algorithm using a syntax that the computer can understand. This module introduces you to the Python programming language and its core features. Even if you have never written a program before -- or never even considered it -- after completing this module, you will be able to write simple Python programs that allow you to express your algorithms to a computer as part of a problem-solving process based on computational thinking....
9 個視頻 (總計 91 分鐘), 12 個閱讀材料, 12 個測驗
9 個視頻
4.2 Variables13分鐘
4.3 Conditional Statements8分鐘
4.4 Lists7分鐘
4.5 Iteration14分鐘
4.6 Functions10分鐘
4.7 Classes and Objects9分鐘
4.8 Case Studies11分鐘
4.9 Course Conclusion8分鐘
12 個閱讀材料
Programming on the Coursera Platform10分鐘
Python Playground
Variables Programming Activity20分鐘
Solution to Variables Programming Activity10分鐘
Conditionals Programming Activity20分鐘
Solution to Conditionals Programming Activity10分鐘
Solution to Lists Programming Assignment5分鐘
Solution to Loops Programming Assignment10分鐘
Solution to Functions Programming Assignment10分鐘
Solution to Challenge Programming Assignment10分鐘
Solution to Classes and Objects Programming Assignment10分鐘
Solution to Project Part 410分鐘
12 個練習
4.2 Variables10分鐘
4.3 Conditional Statements5分鐘
4.4 Lists10分鐘
Lists Programming Assignment15分鐘
4.5 Iteration10分鐘
Loops Programming Assignment30分鐘
4.6 Functions10分鐘
Functions Programming Assignment20分鐘
(Optional) Challenge Programming Assignment20分鐘
4.7 Classes and Objects10分鐘
Classes and Objects Programming Assignment20分鐘
Project Part 4: Implementing the Solution in Python25分鐘
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創建者 JDec 19th 2018

Excellent course for beginners with enough depth, programming and computational theory to increase their computer science knowledge to a higher level. It builds a good foundation of how computers work

創建者 AAFeb 4th 2019

The course is very well-designed and it helped me develop understand how to apply computational thinking in solving various types of problems as well as acquire basic skills of programming in Python.

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Susan Davidson

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Computer & Information Science
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Chris Murphy

Associate Professor of Practice
Computer & Information Science

關於 宾夕法尼亚大学

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn) is a private university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. A member of the Ivy League, Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, and considers itself to be the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies. ...

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  • No, definitely not! This course is intended for anyone who has an interest in approaching problems more systematically, developing more efficient solutions, and understanding how computers can be used in the problem solving process. No prior computer science or programming experience is required.

  • Some parts of the course assume familiarity with basic algebra, trigonometry, mathematical functions, exponents, and logarithms. If you don’t remember those concepts or never learned them, don’t worry! As long as you’re comfortable with multiplication, you should still be able to follow along. For everything else, we’ll provide links to references that you can use as a refresher or as supplemental material.

  • This course will help you discover whether you have an aptitude for computational thinking. This is a useful predictor of success in the Master of Computer and Information Technology program at the University of Pennsylvania, which is offered both on-campus and online. In this course you will learn from MCIT instructors and become familiar with the quality and style of MCIT Online courses.

    If you have a bachelor's degree and are interested in learning more about computational thinking, we encourage you to apply to MCIT On-campus (http://www.cis.upenn.edu/prospective-students/graduate/mcit.php) or MCIT Online (https://onlinelearning.seas.upenn.edu/mcit/). Please mention that you have completed this course in the application.

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