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College Level Computer Science With Java (Unit 1)

We shall explore Computer Science, first building a computer from basic logic chips, then looking at how languages layout data in memory, how Java creates those structures, culminating with a grand project--a Web Server written in Java.
Bil Lewis
28 total reviews for this teacher
5 reviews for this class
Completed by 18 learners
55 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 2 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Available Times

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Wed Sep 7

Sep 7 - Sep 16 (2 weeks)
We, Fr
7:30pm - 8:25pm
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Class Experience

The successful student (and my students are always successful) will have a solid understanding of Java and be able to write significant programs. They will understand polymorphism (and love it). They will understand recursion, maybe even tail recursion. They will have a sense of the operating system. They will be prepared to take most sophomore and junior level college classes.
In the first unit, homework will be light, under an hour per class. Once we begin programming in unit two, that will go up to about two hours of programming homework per class hour. There will be occasional short readings.
A friend who can help you set up your computer to run Java and Eclipse. It is a straight-forward process (you probably won't need any help), but as different computers have slightly different details, it is not viable to us to try to configure a setup over Zoom.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Day 1: Representation, Logic Gates, Base 2 Arithmetic, Breadboarding Gates, Truth Tables
Day 2: Octal & Hex, Negative Ints, Flip-Flops, Registers, PDP8, Addressing Memory, Indirection
Day 3: Bytes/words/double-words, characters, ASCII, Instructions
Day 4: Op codes, Program counter, direct/indirect references, pointers, Memory layout
1 hour 50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
In unit one, there will be no outside sources. In later units, we will be looking at the Java website for reference. We may read short articles on a variety of computer topics. No book is necessary for this course. Most students will want to purchase a good book for reference, however. I will have suggestions.


Bil LewisBil as James Madison / Bil as Computer Scientist
28 total reviews
45 completed classes

About Me

Bil Lewis is a Computer Scientist who has taught at Stanford and Tufts Universities. He is also a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer who taught High School in Kenya and later in Palo Alto and Somerville. He is a Past District Governor for... 
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