Math 146 - Programming I - Spring 2017

Department of Mathematics and Information Technology

Mercyhurst University

Handouts and Presentations



Algorithm Pseudocode Example/Slides - Examples of algorithm pseudocode for a simple programming project and an explanation of the scores.

Exam 1 Review - Exam 1 will be based on the material from Chapters 1, 2, and 3, and parts of Chapters 5 and 7.  This list of topics is not exhaustive - there may be some topics covered on the exam that are not listed here.  The exam will be held in class on Wednesday, February 22nd.

Exam 2 Review - Exam 2 will be based on the material from parts of Chapters 5 and 8 and all of Chapters 6 and 7. This list of topics is not exhaustive -  there may be some topics covered on the exam that are not listed here.  The exam will be held in class on Wednesday, April 5th.

Final Exam Review - The Final Exam will be cumulative and based on the material from the entire course. The material will cover Chapters 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 10. This list of topics is not exhaustive - there may be some topics covered on the exam that are not listed here.  The topics covered since the second in-class exam will be focused on more in the Final Exam.  The exam will be held

10:30am - 12:30pm on Wednesday, May 10th (Section 01)

10:30am - 12:30pm on Friday, May 12th (Section 02)



Chapter 5 - Sequences: Strings, Lists, and Files
encoder.py - Converts text into a sequence of Unicode numbers.

decoder1.py - Converts a sequence of numbers into a string of text using strings.

decoder2.py - Converts a sequence of numbers into a string of text using a list.

stringFormatting.py - Examples using the string formatting methods.

userNames.py/names.txt - Create user names from a text file.

Chapter 6 - Defining Functions
userNames_Function.py - Uses a function to create user names.

Function Practice - Can you write the code for these functions?
rectangleArea_Template.py
squareList_Template.py
maxNum_Template.py

Chapter 7 - Decision Structures
profitLoss.py - Use nested if/else statements to determine if a company breaks even, or if it has a profit or loss.

profitLoss2.py - Use if/elif/else statements to determine if a company breaks even, or if it has a profit or loss.

exceptionHandling.py - Use exception handling when trying to use the quadratic equation.

Chapter 8 - Loop Structures and Booleans
average_forLoop.py - Compute the average of n numbers using a for loop.

savingsAccount_whileLoop.py - Simulate an ATM using an interactive loop.

average_sentinelLoop.py - Compute an average using a sentinel loop.  In this example the sentinel value is a negative number.

average_sentinelLoop2.py - Compute an average using a sentinel loop.  In this example the sentinel value is an empty string.

multiplicationTable.py - Use nested loops to print out a multiplication table.

numberPyramid.py - Use nested loops to print out a pyramid of numbers.

examAvg.py - Compute an average where the lowest exam is dropped.

average_loopAndAHalf.py - Compute an average using  a loop and a half.

Chapter 10 - Classes and Inheritance
Rectangle.py - A typical class definition.

savingsAccount.py - Implement a savings account/ATM simulation example using a class to represent the account.

Classes and Inheritance - Notes for the end of Chapter 10.

RectangleList.py - How to add objects to a list.

subclass.py - Creating a subclass (i.e., derived class) of a base class.

isinstance.py - How to use the isinstance function.

rpg.py - Simulating a simple RPG using a class.

graphics.py - The graphics library written by the author of our textbook.