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This module explains how to get started programming with Python.

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Preface

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.

What you will learn

There is something for just about everyone here. Beginners start at the beginning, and experienced programmers jump in further on. You simply need toenter the collection of modules at the point that best fits your prior programming knowledge.

Beginners

The official prerequisite for this course is "One semester of programming or departmental approval." However, if you don't know anything about programming, these modules will help you to overcome that deficiency by taking you fromground zero to object-oriented computer programming using Python.

Programmers

If you already know how to program in some other language, these modules will teach you how to program using the Python scripting language.

Python programmers

If you already know how to program using Python, you can probably skip the modules in the "Language Fundamentals" section.

Windows would be handy

Although not absolutely necessary, it would be very handy for you to have access to, and know how to use Microsoft Windows. The programming skills thatyou will learn are applicable to a broad range of operating systems. However, I will use Microsoft Windows as my teaching platform, so youwill need to be able to follow instructions explained in Windows jargon.

Practice, practice, and more practice

I am going to provide you with a lot of information, but you will also need to put your brain in gear and write a lot of programs to retain the information. Very few people become expert musicians without a lot ofpractice. Similarly, very few people become expert programmers without a lot of practice.

So, if you want to learn to program, plan to spend a lot of time in front of your computer, not just reading, but programming as well.

Viewing tip

I recommend that you open another copy of this module in a separate browser window and use the following links to easily find and view the Figures while you are reading about them.

Questions & Answers

what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
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
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
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
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
research.net
kanaga
sciencedirect big data base
Ernesto
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
Bharti
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
Daniel
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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