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Computer Science and Mathematics Preparatory Course

On Friday 05.10.2018 we will do the final exam. You will need a pen and you are allowed to bring a pocket calculator.
Look at the Test Topics sheet to get an idea on the possible questions. Lecture 7 will not be relevant to the test.

The "Computer Science and Mathematics" preparatory course will combine a hands-on introduction to programming in python with a revision of elementary mathematical concepts. The topics include data types, data structures, control structures and data visualisation on the programming side and they will be applied to vector/matrix calculation, integration/differentiation of functions and differential equations.

The course is meant for students who are about to start the Cognitive Science Master Program at the Ruhr-University .



Course type
Lab courses
Winter Term 2018/2019


Lab course
Takes place every day from 15:30 to 17:00 in room GA 1/128 (CIP Insel).
First appointment is on 21.09.2018
Last appointment is on 05.10.2018


Document Lecture 1

Introduction to Variables and Control Statements

Exercises Solution Task 1.1
Exercises Solution Task 1.2
Document Lecture 2

Functions in Math and Programming

Exercises Solution Task 2.1
Exercises Solution Task 2.2
Exercises Solution Task 2.3
Exercises Solution Task 2.4
Document Programming Session

Repetition of Basic Concepts

Exercises Solution Task 3.1
Exercises Solution Task 3.2
Exercises Solution Task 3.3
Exercises Solution Task 3.4
Exercises Solution Task 3.5
Document Lecture 3

Coordinate Systems and Trigonometry

Exercises Braitenberg Image

The image is necessary to display the braitenberg vehicle

Exercises Task 4.1 Template

Starting point for Task 4.1

Exercises Solution Task 4.1
Document Lecture 4


Exercises Solution Task 5.1
Exercises Task 5.2 Template
Exercises Solution Task 5.2
Document Lecture 5


Exercises velocity_series.txt

List of velocities needed for task 6.1

Exercises Solution Task 6.1
Exercises Solution Task 6.2
Exercises Solution Task 6.3
Document Lecture 6

Differential Equations

Exercises Template Task 7.1
Exercises Solution Task 7.1
Exercises Solution Task 7.2.
Document Test Topics

List of task types that will come up in the test on Friday.

Document Lecture 7

Introduction to Object Oriented Programming

Exercises unimanager.py

The "unimanager" module

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