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Valentin N. Razmov
CSS 342
Bothell Campus

Data Structures, Algorithms, and Discrete Mathematics I

Integrating mathematical principles with detailed instruction in computer programming. Explores mathematical reasoning and discrete structures through object-oriented programming. Includes algorithm analysis, basic abstract data types, and data structures. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.5 in CSS 162; B CUSP 124; may not be repeated.

Class description

Along with CSS 343, this fast-paced course is intended to bring you up to speed for taking Junior and Senior level CSS courses. It does this by integrating fundamental mathematics of computing with detailed instruction in program design. By the end of the quarter, you will be familiar with the basics of object-oriented programming, as reflected in much of the C++ language. You will understand how to analyze a problem, design and evaluate a solution. You will know many basic data structures, algorithms, and the tradeoffs among memory usage, running time, and implementation time associated with each. Good software engineering techniques will be used throughout. Topics include: recursion, computational complexity and algorithm analysis, logic, mathematical proofs and induction, lists, stacks, queues, sorting and searching, data abstraction, and object-oriented methods. In short, completing the course successfully you will be on your way to becoming a professional in the field. You will also know more clearly some aspects of what a programming job involves, and if it is the right opportunity for you personally.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
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Last Update by Valentin N. Razmov
Date: 01/06/2012