Introduction to Computational Thinking and Data Science
(Spring 2022)

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Calendar and Materials 6.0002 - Spring 2022

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3/28: Lecture 1 zip
Course introduction. Optimization and knapsack problems
Readings: Ch 14.1, Ch 5.4
Lec1 Finger Ex. out PS 0 out PS 1 out
3/30: Lecture 2 zip
Dynamic programming (incl. tabular method) Pseudo polynomial complexity
Readings: Ch 15, Ch 5.3.2
No L2 Finger Ex.
Microquiz 0 (testing microquiz mechanics, not for points, take it on your own between 4:30pm and 9:30pm)
4/1: Recitation 1 notes PS 0 due at 9PM (No checkoff for PS 0)
4/4: Lecture 3 zip
Graphs, shortest path problems, DFS and BFS, all paths, and efficient algorithms including Dijkstra.
Readings: Ch 14.2
Lec3 Finger Ex. out Lec1 Finger Ex. due PS 2 out
4/5 Last Day we Accept Adds
4/6: Lecture 4 zip
Stochastic thinking, probability, simulation
Readings: Ch 17.1-17.4
Microquiz 1 (25 minutes in-class on your computer)
No L4 Finger Ex.
4/8: Recitation 2 notes PS 1 Checkoffs start
4/11: Lecture 5 zip
Random Walks
Readings: Ch 16
Lec5 Finger Ex. out Lec3 Finger Ex. due PS 3 out
4/13: Lecture 6 zip
Monte Carlo Methods, variance, confidence intervals, roulette, pi
Readings: Ch 18, Ch 19
No L6 Finger Ex.
4/15: Recitation 3 notes PS 2 Checkoffs start PS 1 Checkoff due
4/18: Patriots Day PS 4 out No Class or OH
4/20: Lecture 7 zip
Epidemiology simulation
Microquiz 2 (25 minutes in-class on your computer)
Lec7 Finger Ex. out Lec5 Finger Ex. due
4/22: Recitation 4 notes PS 3 Checkoffs start PS 2 Checkoff due
4/25: Lecture 8 zip
Distributions, CLT, sampling, standard error
Readings: Ch 17.4-end, 19
Lec8 Finger Ex. out Lec7 Finger Ex. due PS 5 out
4/26 Drop Date
4/27: Lecture 9 zip
Curve fitting, linear regression, R**2, overfitting, choosing a degree, training and test sets
Readings: Ch 20
No L9 Finger Ex.
4/29: Recitation 5 notes PS 4 Checkoffs start PS 3 Checkoff due
5/2: Lecture 10 zip
Intro to ML. Distance metrics, hierarchical clustering, K-means clustering
Readings: Ch 24, Ch 25
Lec10 Finger Ex. out Lec8 Finger Ex. due
5/4: Lecture 11 zip
Classification, evaluating classifiers, KNN
Readings: Ch 26.1-26.7
Microquiz 3 (25 minutes in-class on your computer)
No L11 Finger Ex.
5/6: Recitation 6 notes Lec10 Finger Ex. due PS 5 due at 9PM (No checkoff for PS 5) PS 4 Checkoff due
5/9: Lecture 12 zip
Statistical fallacies. Wrap Up
Readings: Ch 22
No L12 Finger Ex.
5/10 No OH rest of the week
5/11: Lecture 13 zip
Review Session on ZOOM LINK during class time
No L13 Finger Ex.
FINAL EXAM LINK (120 minutes in-class on your computer)
Final Exam: 1:30pm-3:30pm, in-person (Johnson Ice Rink)