Tutorial Grinnell College Fall, 2008
Computers: Facts, Misconceptions, and Ethical Issues

Laboratory Exercises

From time to time, the Tutorial will include work in the lab to highlight topics discussed in class.

Exercise Title and Description Class Scheduled Writeup Due
Lab 1 Introduction
  • Capabilities of MathLAN
  • World Wide Web
Thursday, September 18 Thursday, September 25
Lab 2 Integer Representation
  • Integer storage
  • Size of integers
  • Consequences
Tuesday, September 30 Thursday, October 2
Lab 3 Creating a Photo Album
  • Image file formats
  • Image size
  • Image quality
Tuesday, October 7 Thursday, October 9
Lab 4 Building a Web Page
  • Structure of a Web page
  • html tabs
  • Links and images
Tuesday, November 25 [optional]
Other Available Labs (not scheduled)
  • Cell definitions
  • Computations
  • Graphics
not scheduled not part of course
Run-time Experiments: Searching
  • Linear search
  • Binary search
  • Polynomial times
not scheduled not part of course
Run-time Experiments: Sorting
  • Insertion sort
  • Quicksort
  • Permutation sort
not scheduled not part of course
Examples of Expert Systems
  • A simple version of Weisenbaum's ELIZA
  • Placing students in math and CS
not scheduled not part of course
Browser Information and Privacy
  • Browser-server communication
  • Dynamic Web pages
  • Privacy issues
not scheduled not part of course

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