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This module is one in a collection of modules on Python designed for teaching ITSE 1359 Introduction to Scripting Languages: Python at Austin Community College in Austin, TX. This module provides a preview of code that will beexplained in more detail in the module titled Itse1359-1090-Lists Part 2 .

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  • Figure 1 . Program output for replacing a slice in a list.


  • Listing 1 . Program code template for replacing a slice in a list.

General background information

This module provides a preview of code that will be explained in more detail in a future module. The purpose of this module is to provide an opportunity foryou to work through and to think about the code on your own before reading the explanation. This should give you a clear assessment of what you already knowand what you don't yet understand. The hope is that by working through and thinking about the code before reading the explanation, you will be betterprepared to retain the knowledge later when you do read the explanation.

This approach is based loosely on the concept of Intentional Programming as incorporated in the instructor-led Java programming courseware that is available from TKP .

Discussion and sample code

Program output for replacing a slice in a list

You will be writing code based on instructions provided in comments. Once this program is completed, it should produce the outputshown in Figure 1 .

Figure 1. Program output for replacing a slice in a list.
1. [100, 200, 300, 400, 500] 2. 53. [100, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 500] 4. 85. end


Copy the code template from Listing 1 into your favorite Python text editor or IDE. Then make the modifications described in the comments by replacing each instanceof #?? with one or more statements. Feel free to run the program at any point in the process inorder to compare your output with the required output shown in Figure 1 .

Listing 1. Program code template for replacing a slice in a list.
listA = [100,200,300,400,500] """Print the list as shown on Line 1."""#?? """Print length of list shown on Line 2."""#?? """Modify and print the list as shown on Line 3."""#?? """Print length of list shown on Line 4."""#?? print("5.","end")

Answers in the back of the book

If you get stuck and are unable to successfully complete one of the modifications, you will find the correct code in the module titled Itse1359-1090-Lists Part 2 except that the code in that module does not produce the line numbers shown in Figure 1 .


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  • Module name: Itse1359-1090pa-Preview-01-Lists Part 2
  • File: Itse1359-1090pa.htm
  • Published: 03/25/15

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are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
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That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
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of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
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