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Algorithms and Logic for Computer Programming




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Course level: Undergraduate

This course provides students with a basic understanding of programming development practices. Concepts covered include the application of algorithms and logic to the design and development of procedural and object oriented computer programs to address the problem solving requirements associated with business information systems. This course covers procedural programming concepts, including data types, controls structures, functional decomposition, arrays, files, classes, and objects.



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Week 1

  • Understand data, programming basics and concepts.
  • Use variables and assignments in basic programs.

Week 2

  • Describe how logic is used in programming.
  • Apply flowcharts to represent logic.
  • Demonstrate selection processing control structures.

Week 3

  • Examine iteration control structures.
  • Understand the difference between while and for loops.
  • Apply iteration to solve problems.
  • Describe the importance of testing algorithms and code.

Week 4

  • Explain array structures.
  • Apply arrays to program logic and data manipulation.
  • Apply the processes and methods for understanding and solving problems.

Week 5

  • Analyze the passing of data among methods.
  • Design methods and access modifier.
  • Apply functions to implement algorithms.


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