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726 calificaciones
188 revisiones
This two-part course is designed to help students with very little or no computing background learn the basics of building simple interactive applications. Our language of choice, Python, is an easy-to learn, high-level computer language that is used in many of the computational courses offered on Coursera. To make learning Python easy, we have developed a new browser-based programming environment that makes developing interactive applications in Python simple. These applications will involve windows whose contents are graphical and respond to buttons, the keyboard and the mouse. In part 2 of this course, we will introduce more elements of programming (such as list, dictionaries, and loops) and then use these elements to create games such as Blackjack. Part 1 of this class will culminate in building a version of the classic arcade game "Asteroids". Upon completing this course, you will be able to write small, but interesting Python programs. The next course in the specialization will begin to introduce a more principled approach to writing programs and solving computational problems that will allow you to write larger and more complex programs....
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Approx. 24 hours to complete

Sugerido: 4 weeks of study, 7-10 hours/week...
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Habilidades que obtendrás

Python Syntax And SemanticsLogic ProgrammingPython ProgrammingObject-Oriented Programming (OOP)
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Cursos 100 % en línea

Comienza de inmediato y aprende a tu propio ritmo.
Calendar

Fechas límite flexibles

Restablece las fechas límite en función de tus horarios.
Beginner Level

Nivel principiante

Clock

Approx. 24 hours to complete

Sugerido: 4 weeks of study, 7-10 hours/week...
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English

Subtítulos: English, Korean, Turkish, Chinese (Simplified)...

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5 horas para completar

Week 5 - Mouse input, list methods, dictionaries

Read mouse input, learn about list methods and dictionaries, draw images...
Reading
10 videos (Total: 111 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
Video10 videos
Mouse input12m
List Methods11m
List Examples11m
Iteration12m
Dictionaries12m
Images11m
Visualizing Iteration13m
Programming Tips - 510m
Mini-project Video12m
Reading4 lecturas
Practice Exercises for Mouse and List Methods (optional)10m
Practice Exercises for Dictionaries and Images (optional)10m
Mini-project Description10m
Code Clinic Tips10m
Quiz2 ejercicios de práctica
Quiz 5a18m
Quiz 5b18m
Week
2
Clock
5 horas para completar

Week 6 - Classes and object-oriented programming

Learn the basics of object-oriented programming in Python using classes, work with tiled images...
Reading
8 videos (Total: 95 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
Video8 videos
Object-oriented Programming - 28m
Working with Objects13m
Classes for Blackjack11m
Tiled Images15m
Visualizing Objects8m
Programming Tips - 613m
Mini-project Video14m
Reading5 lecturas
Practice Exercises for Classes (part 1) (optional)10m
Practice Exercise for Avatar class (optional)10m
Practice Exercises for Classes (part 2) (optional)10m
Mini-project Description10m
Code Clinic Tips10m
Quiz2 ejercicios de práctica
Quiz 6a16m
Quiz 6b16m
Week
3
Clock
4 horas para completar

Week 7 - Basic game physics, sprites

Understand the math of acceleration and friction, work with sprites, add sound to your game...
Reading
6 videos (Total: 76 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
Video6 videos
Spaceship Class7m
Sound5m
Sprite Class14m
Programming Tips - 720m
Mini-project Video13m
Reading3 lecturas
Practice Exercises for Sprites and Sound (optional)10m
Mini-project Description10m
Code Clinic Tips10m
Quiz2 ejercicios de práctica
Quiz 7a14m
Quiz 7b18m
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4 horas para completar

Week 8 - Sets and animation

Learn about sets in Python, compute collisions between sprites, animate sprites...
Reading
7 videos (Total: 71 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video7 videos
Sets11m
Collisions for Sprites13m
Sprite Animation12m
Programming Tips - 84m
Mini-project Video8m
Beyond CodeSkulptor15m
Class Wrap-up4m
Reading3 lecturas
Practice Exercises for Sets and Collisions (optional)10m
Mini-project Description10m
Code Clinic Tips10m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
Quiz 818m
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Principales revisiones

por ISJun 23rd 2016

This course is the best course I have ever taken. It covers all the topics very well. And importantly I love the treat at the end of every week. The ultimate showdown between the two best instructors.

por NAJun 18th 2016

lectures were pretty clear, and the game projects were a very smart way to keep learning fun and challenging. Code clinics were very useful and gave me the push I needed to do everything on myown.

Instructores

Joe Warren

Professor
Computer Science

Scott Rixner

Professor
Computer Science

John Greiner

Lecturer
Department of Computer Science

Stephen Wong

Lecturer
Computer Science

Acerca de Rice University

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Acerca del programa especializado Fundamentals of Computing

This Specialization covers much of the material that first-year Computer Science students take at Rice University. Students learn sophisticated programming skills in Python from the ground up and apply these skills in building more than 20 fun projects. The Specialization concludes with a Capstone exam that allows the students to demonstrate the range of knowledge that they have acquired in the Specialization....
Fundamentals of Computing

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