Seq26Nov12: Mailed December 3, 2012.
Good people of the Mechanical MOOC,
We now enter the second week of the Mechanical MOOC. If you’ve not completed the first week, don’t panic! You’re probably not alone and no points are deducted for working at your own pace. Plus, now there are others working ahead of you that can help you out.
Here’s what’s up for this week:
- Text: Sections 4.1, 4.2, 4.4-4.7, 6.1-6.2, 7.3, 8.1, and Intro to Ch. 11 from How to Think Like a Computer Scientist.
- Video : Lecture 3 from 6.00SC Introduction to Computer Science
- Codecademy: Unit 3 Conditionals and Control Flow
- Complete sections 1.5-1.8 and optional exercises from Handout 1 of 6.189 A Gentle Introduction to Computer Science
- Complete sections 1.13, 1.14, and 1.15 from Written Exercises 1 of 6.189 A Gentle Introduction to Computer Science
As always, ask for help for help on OpenStudy or from your cluster peers. And remember to hand out medals on OpenStudy to anyone who helps you out!
– The Mechanical MOOC
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