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Programming Abstractions

By Julie Zelenski

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This course is the natural successor to Programming Methodology and covers such advanced programming topics as recursion, algorithmic analysis, and data abstraction using the C++ programming language, which is similar to both C and Java. If you've taken the Computer Science AP exam and done well (scored 4 or 5) or earned a good grade in a college course, Programming Abstractions may be an appropriate course for you to start with, but often Programming Abstractions (Accelerated) is a better choice. Programming Abstractions assumes that you already have familiarity with good programming style and software engineering issues (at the level of Programming Methodology), and that you can use this understanding as a foundation on which to tackle new topics in programming and data abstraction. Topics: Abstraction and its relation to programming. Software engineering principles of data abstraction and modularity. Object-oriented programming, fundamental data structures (such as stacks, queues, sets) and data-directed design. Recursion and recursive data structures (linked lists, trees, graphs). Introduction to time and space complexity analysis. Uses the programming language C++ covering its basic facilities.

Customer Reviews


This is definitely an excellent class to learn. But the resolution of the videos is very low. It is really hard for me to recognize what is actually displayed on the screen. It'll be great if you guys can provide PDF files of the slides just like the iPhone course here in iTunes U.


Great course!!

Very interesting course and the lecturer is great! Thank you Stanford and iTunesU


Are you serious? Are you trying to say that people should learn from this kind of videos? It is already 21th century, make it HD, I can see nothing in that video! Or at least provide people pdfs or something. I could expect that from a cheap university from middle-east but not from Stanford!