**Fundamental Programming Concepts**

zyBooks 2017

Table of Contents

**1. Introduction**

1.1 Programming (general)

1.2 Programming basics

1.3 Comments and whitespace

1.4 Brief history

1.5 Computers all around us

1.6 Representing information as bits

1.7 Problem solving

1.8 Why programming

1.9 Code and pseudocode

**2. Variables / Assignments**

2.1 Variables and assignments (general)

2.2 Variables (integer)

2.3 Identifiers

2.4 Arithmetic expressions (general)

2.5 Arithmetic expressions (integer)

2.6 Example: Health data

2.7 Floating-point numbers (float)

2.8 Using math functions

2.9 Random numbers

2.10 Integer division

2.11 Type conversions

2.12 Modulo operator

2.13 Data types

2.14 Constants

2.15 Code: Variables and assignments

**3. Branches**

3.1 Branches

3.2 More branches

3.3 Equality and relational operators

3.4 Detecting ranges using branches

3.5 Logical operators

3.6 Order of evaluation

3.7 Example: Toll calculation

3.8 Floating-point comparison

3.9 Code: Branches

3.10 Code: More branches

**4. Loops**

4.1 Loops (general)

4.2 Loop basics

4.3 More loop examples

4.4 Looping N times

4.5 Loop examples iterating N times

4.6 While and for loops

4.7 Nested loops

4.8 Code: While loops

4.9 Code: For loops

**5. Arrays**

5.1 Array concept (general)

5.2 Arrays

5.3 Array iteration drill

5.4 Iterating through arrays

5.5 Swapping two variables (general)

5.6 Code: Arrays

**6. User-Defined Functions**

6. User-Defined Functions

6.1 User-defined function basics

6.2 Return

6.3 Reasons for defining functions

6.4 Functions with branches/loops

6.5 Code: Functions

6.6 Code: Functions with array parameters

**7. Software Topics**

7.1 Algorithms

7.2 Language survey

7.3 Libraries

**8. Troubleshooting Process**

8.1 Troubleshooting: Hypotheses and tests

8.2 Logic of troubleshooting

8.3 Creating hypotheses

8.4 Ex: iPhone headset

8.5 Ex: USB car charger

** 9. Programs **

9.1 Introduction: Hello World!

9.2 Introduction: No parking sign

9.3 Introduction: House real estate summary

9.4 Introduction: Caffeine levels

9.5 Variables/Assignments: Divide by x

9.6 Variables/Assignments: Driving costs

9.7 Variables/Assignments: Simple statistics

9.8 Variables/Assignments: Using math functions

9.9 Variables/Assignments: Musical note frequencies

9.10 Variables/Assignments: Phone number breakdown

9.11 Branches: Largest number

9.12 Branches: Remove gray from RGB

9.13 Branches: Leap Year

9.14 Loops: Convert to binary

9.15 Loops: Varied amount of input data

9.16 Loops: Output range with increment of 10

9.17 Loops: Countdown until matching digits

9.18 Loops: Brute force equation solver

9.19 Arrays: Output numbers in reverse

9.20 Arrays: Middle item

9.21 Arrays: Output values below an amount

9.22 User-Defined Functions: Miles to track laps

9.23 User-Defined Functions: Max magnitude

9.24 User-Defined Functions: Driving cost

9.25 User-Defined Functions: Step counter

9.26 User-Defined Functions: Flip a coin

9.27 User-Defined Functions: A jiffy

9.28 User-Defined Functions: Leap year

9.29 User-Defined Functions: Max and min numbers

9.30 User-Defined Functions: Convert to binary

9.31 User-Defined Functions: Output values below an amount

9.32 User-Defined Functions: Adjust list by normalizing