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The course is divided into ten lessons plus some additional material. The first couple of lessons could be very useful to beginning programmers becausethey present some important fundamental programming concepts using the Python programming language.

The first lesson also contains some fairly abstract Backus-Naur material that seems to be out of place in an introductory lesson. Don't be too concerned if you don't fully understand that material.While critical for "computer science" students, you can go a long way in programming without fully understanding this material. (It is probably more important for people who design programming languages than for people who useprogramming languages.)

Beyond the first couple of lessons, the course gets into some fairly advanced material. However, if you understand the material in the first couple oflessons, don't hesitate to continue with the additional lessons.

Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) with Java

This website is included in the last three items in my recommended path . The material on this website ranges from fundamental programming concepts for beginners to moreadvanced programming concepts for those with programming experience. This material includes the primary learning resources for several courses that Iteach at Austin Community College.

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  • Module name: Tkc0100: Preface
  • File: Tkc0100.htm
  • Published: 03/17/13
  • Revised: 05/30/13
Disclaimers:

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I also want you to know that, I receive no financial compensation from the Connexions website even if you purchase the PDF version of the module.

In the past, unknown individuals have copied my modules from cnx.org, converted them to Kindle books, and placed them for sale on Amazon.com showing me as the author. Ineither receive compensation for those sales nor do I know who does receive compensation. If you purchase such a book, please beaware that it is a copy of a module that is freely available on cnx.org and that it was made and published withoutmy prior knowledge.

Affiliation : I am a professor of Computer Information Technology at Austin Community College in Austin, TX.

Appendix A: Programming knowledge requirements in Texas

Several years ago, I extracted information from various Texas State documents in an attempt to get a handle on the minimum level of programming knowledge thatis required for students to graduate from a Texas high school with one or more courses in computer science.

A list of requirements

By organizing that material, I came up with the following as the minimum list of items thatmust be understood by the graduating student:

  1. General knowledge of computer programming such as the ability to differentiate among the levels of programming languages including machine,assembly, high-level compiled and interpreted languages.
  2. Problem-solving strategies such as design specifications, modular top-down design, step-wise refinement, and algorithm development.
  3. Visual organizers to design solutions such as flowcharts or schematic drawings.
  4. Variables
  5. Expressions and Operators
  6. Sequence, Selection, and Loop Structures
  7. Relational and Logical Operators
  8. Data types
  9. Pretest and post-test loops.
  10. One-Dimensional Arrays
  11. Text files and structures of records.
  12. Sequential search algorithms.
  13. Use of simple data structures such as stacks and queues.
  14. Use of the Java class library.
  15. Command-line user input based on simple menus.
  16. Coding proficiency in Java.
  17. General Programming Syntax, Code Blocks, Comments
  18. Writing and Calling Functions
  19. Passing Function Parameters
  20. Types of Errors (syntax versus logic)

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Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
nanopartical of organic/inorganic / physical chemistry , pdf / thesis / review
Ali
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
learn
Google
da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
hey
Giriraj
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
revolt
da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
ya I also want to know the raman spectra
Bhagvanji
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
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