This course, Data and processes in computing, will help you to understand the forms of data that are handled by software and look at the various processes that can be applied to the data.

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Description

This course, Data and processes in computing, will help you to understand the forms of data that are handled by software and look at the various processes that can be applied to the data.

These ideas are demonstrated through the use of a supermarket till and illustrate how simple data sets can be manipulated.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand ways in which data may be stored and processed
  • Distinguish between different forms of data, and use notations introduced in the course to show different forms of data
  • Appreciate that fine details may be important when interpreting formal notation (for example, different types of brackets may be used to distinguish between different forms of data)
  • Interpret a given function description
  • Recognise correct syntax in formal expressions.

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction 00:10:00
  • Learning outcomes 00:07:00
  • Key ideas 00:10:00
    • Number sequences 01:00:00
    • Objectives for Section 1 00:10:00
    • Exercises on Section 1 00:15:00
    • Numbers 00:25:00
    • Characters 00:20:00
    • Truth values 00:07:00
    • Sets 00:25:00
    • Sequences 00:30:00
    • Associations: tuples and Cartesian products 00:30:00
    • Objectives for Section 2 00:10:00
    • Exercises on Section 2 00:15:00
    • Structuring data 00:03:00
    • Sets of sets 00:15:00
    • Combining data structures 00:20:00
    • Mixing different forms of data: disjoint union of sets 00:20:00
    • Representing data in applications 00:15:00
    • Objectives for Section 3 00:05:00
    • Exercises on Section 3 00:10:00
    • Processes that can be applied to data 00:20:00
    • Functions 00:25:00
    • Functions defined through cases 00:20:00
    • Character code functions 00:25:00
    • Functions returning true or false 00:15:00
    • Objectives for Section 4 00:07:00
    • Exercises on Section 4 00:20:00
    • Seeing processes as functions 00:07:00
    • Arithmetic operations 01:00:00
    • Operations on Boolean values 00:20:00
    • Comparison functions 00:25:00
    • Expressions 00:25:00
    • Objectives for Section 5 00:10:00
    • Exercises on Section 5 00:15:00
    • Conclusion 00:20:00

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