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 The Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs

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InstructorHolly Yanco and John Pezaris

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An introduction to programming and the power of abstraction, using Abelson and Sussman's classic textbook of the same name. Key concepts include: building abstractions, computational processes, higher-order procedures, compound data, data abstractions, controlling interactions, generic operations, self-describing data, message passing, streams and infinite data structures, meta-linguistic abstraction, interpretation of programming languages, machine model, compilation, and embedded languages.

Text: Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (full online text), Abelson and Sussman

Reference: Simply Scheme, Harvey and Wright.

Requirements: Three exams and nine problem sets.

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