Computer science fundamentals

What is the theory behind the way computers store and manipulate data? In this course, we will go over binary mathematics, algorithm analysis, data structures, and sorting algorithms. Each lesson builds on the last, starting with the basics and then working into more specialized areas. Over just ten days, the course will not only demystify the millions of machines operating around you daily but also give you a solid foundation to continue your education in computers.

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   Teacher: Kurt Anderson


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  “The author did an exceptional job breaking down complex concepts into easily understood ideas. He always used an example to illustrate each point. I feel like I have a much better understanding of Computer Science basics and would love to learn more.”

  “For someone who has no background in computer science, I definitely learned a lot. Although there are some algorithms that I still have some questions on, I feel smarter already.”


Course plan

Lesson 1. Introduction to Computer Science
Lesson 2. N-notation
Lesson 3. Big O Notation
Lesson 4. Arrays
Lesson 5. Linked Lists
Lesson 6. Stacks and Queues
Lesson 7. Sorting Algorithms: Part 1
Lesson 8. Sorting Algorithms: Part 2
Lesson 9. Trees
Lesson 10. Tying It All Together
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  • Format
    One lesson delivered via email daily
  • Duration
    10 days
  • Time
    5 minutes reading a day

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