Principles of Computing (Part 1)

Principles of Computing  (Part 1)  is the third course of the Computing Fundamentals Specialization which consists of 6 Courses + 1 Capstone Project you must complete them all to get a Specialization Certificate.

Principles of Computing

Course Specifications :

  • Course Provider : Coursera
  • Course Created by :  Rice University
  • Course Instructors :
      • Luay Nakhleh, Associate Professor
      • Joe Warren, Professor
      • Scott Rixner, Professor
  • Language: English
  • Pricing : Free Access to Course Materials , BUT Access to Graded Materials ,Receive a Final Grade and Earn a Shareable Certificate cost $79


About this course:

This two-part course builds upon the programming skills that you learned in our Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python course. We will augment those skills with both important programming practices and critical mathematical problem solving skills. These skills underlie larger scale computational problem solving and programming. The main focus of the class will be programming weekly mini-projects in Python that build upon the mathematical and programming principles that are taught in the class. To keep the class fun and engaging, many of the projects will involve working with strategy-based games.

In part 1 of this course, the programming aspect of the class will focus on coding standards and testing. The mathematical portion of the class will focus on probability, combinatorics, and counting with an eye towards practical applications of these concepts in Computer Science.

Recommended Background – Students should be comfortable writing small (100+ line) programs in Python using constructs such as lists, dictionaries and classes and also have a high-school math background that includes algebra and pre-calculus.

To know more about this course , its Curriculum and how to enroll , you can visit their official page on :

Principles of  Computing (Part 1)

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