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Welcome to SoC!. CS1101S or CS1010?. why are you here?. DDP folks. You can sleep. Turing Programme. Yes, you also can sleep. Brief History. Scheme was developed at MIT in 1975 to teach programming methodology First introduced at NUS 13 years ago I took this class at MIT in 1994 . .

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Welcome

to SoC!

CS1101S or CS1010?

why are you here?

You can sleep

## Turing Programme

Yes, you also can sleep

### Brief History

• Scheme was developed at MIT in 1975 to teach programming methodology

• First introduced at NUS 13 years ago

• I took this class at MIT in 1994.

What is Scheme?

8

(+ 5 3)

(- (+ 5 3) (* 2 3))

2

prefix notation

11

(+ 5 6)

(define a 5)

(+ a 6)

11

### Scheme is Expressive

(define (square x) (* x x))

To square something, multiply it by itself

(square 2)

(square (square 3))

4

36

81

Congratulations!

You know Scheme

Why Scheme?

Simple

(didn’t you just learn it in 10 mins? )

Futile to Teach a Language

(Here today, gone tomorrow)

Computational Thinking

### Towers of Hanoi

Can you solve this

for 1,000 discs?

How would we think about the problem?

What if we have one disc?

What if we have no discs?

Do nothing!

### Towers of Hanoi

A

B

C

Suppose we know how to move

3 discs from A to C

### Towers of Hanoi

A

B

C

Suppose we know how to move

3 discs from A to C

### Towers of Hanoi

A

B

C

Claim: we can move

3 discs from A to B. Why?

### Towers of Hanoi

A

B

C

Claim: we can move

3 discs from A to B. Why?

### Towers of Hanoi

A

B

C

What do we do for

4 discs?

### Towers of Hanoi

(define (move-tower size from to extra)

(cond ((= size 0) #t)

(else

(move-tower (- size 1) from extra to)

(print-move from to)

(move-tower (- size 1) extra to from))))

from

extra

to

### Towers of Hanoi

(define (print-move from to)

(newline)

(display "move top disk from ")

(display from)

(display " to ")

(display to))

Recursion

Java

### CS1101S Road Map

Memoization

Streams

Dynamic Programming

Object-Oriented Programming

INTERMEDIATE

Symbolic Data

Higher-Order Procedures

Generic Operators

List Processing

BASIC

Mutation & State

Data Abstraction

Procedural Abstraction

Iteration

Recursion

Wishful Thinking

Order of Growth

Fundamental concepts of computer programming

CS1101S or CS1010?

How to decide?

Puke

Test

### Caveat

• To enroll in CS1101S, min requirement of A grade for ‘A’ Level Math or equivalent.

• Or you can appeal at Undergrad Office

like

?

### Scheme vs C

• Who would you marry?

• Pretty but poor?

• Rich but ugly?

### 10 Reasons NOTto take CS1101S

• If you hate Math

• If you don’t like challenges

• If you cannot manage self-studying and need to be spoonfed

• If you just want to get a free A

• If you are not interested in learning more

### 10 Reasons NOTto take CS1101S

• If you don’t like personalised attention

• If you don’t wish to meet like-minded peers

• If you don’t care about applying your knowledge

• If you don’t take shocks well/if you fear evilness

• If you don’t like shuai prof :P

“cs1101s midterm review”

Why are you here?

What is the meaning of life?

many paths to

success

“Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice......

......And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

- Steve Jobs