UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
"A language that doesn't affect the way you think about programming, is
not worth knowing." --- the late, great Alan J. Perlis
CISC 181 Intro to Computer Science
Home Page Fall 2003
The URL for this page is
The computing project numbers on Strauss for this course are:
2003 for sections 10-12;
2004 for sections 13-15;
2005 for sections 80-81.
This is the home page for the University of Delaware course
CISC 181 - Intro. to Computer Science taught by
Prof. B. F. Caviness in the Fall of 2003.
In the Beginning ...
syllabus gives an overview of the course including the textbooks to
be used and the dates for tests and the final exam. The
policies gives the course policies on grading, attendance, and
academic honesty. Please read both of these documents carefully.
Required: H. M. Deitel & P. J. Deitel, C++ How to Program,
4th edition, Prentice-Hall.
Required: Amir Afzal, UNIX Unbounded: A Beginning Approach,
gives some tips on what to do to be successful in this course.
If you are having difficulty with the course, look over this file for
some ideas on how you might improve your performance.
Courses grades will be available soon online. To view your
grades, after getting the cis181> prompt issue the
mygrades Unix commmand, i.e.,
This should display your grades and an approximation to your current
average. If you think that a grade is incorrectly recorded, please
check with the TA.
The Main Course ...
For each lecture the lecture notes will
include the assignment for that class, important announcements (if
there are any), solutions to previously assigned exercises, and an
outline of the lecture. The outline normally contains a list of
all topics to be covered in the lecture (sometimes with additional
details) and the example programs to be discussed. These documents
will be made available as they are completed. Normally this will be
shortly before the lecture.
These are the example programs discussed in lecture.
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Solutions to homework exercises
These are the write-ups for the weekly labs in 009 Willard.
These are the write-ups for the more extensive programming projects
that will be assigned approximately once each month.
Contact Information ...
|| B. F. Caviness
caviness at cis.udel.edu
||1:30-3:30 Weds & by appt
||Bradley Durandetta for sects 13-15
durandet at cis.udel.edu
|Greg Waltz for sects 10-12
gwaltz at cis.udel.edu
|Staci Lyvers for sects 80-81
slyvers at udel.edu
||All TA Office Hours are held in 115B Pearson, Phone
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