C++ Project: I have fixed sparsemat.h (see comments inside---thanks to Thanawit for
reporting this non-compliance to me).
The Python project deadline is extended until Monday, March 21, 11:59pm.
Programming languages that are useful are introduced.
The course will cover the four computing languages C, python, Java, and C++.
C and C++ are allocated a third of the semester, and python and Java the rest,
with more for python if necessary.
As homeworks, small programs will be written by the students
to practice the learned concepts.
(There are no examinations, and the programs are the sole
parameter used to determine the course grade. Three of four
working programs will get you an A.)
Modern program development techniques will be explained.
An emphasis is put on program reuse (from existing libraries, for example)
and on creating "glue" between existing applications like web browsers
and math systems.
a similar course was given.
NOTE: a new addition in 2011 is the coverage of python, which is used
extensively in the SAGE computer algebra platform.
Mark Lavin, a former student, volunteered to teach the python section.
The Java section will be shortened accordingly.
The amount material covered in class is still quite large.
On demand, I will cover less material at a slower pace, so
that students with limited programming experience can benefit from it.