Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs

Cover of the textbook, Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs.

Adapted from the cover of the textbook, Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs. 2nd ed., by Abelson, Harold, Gerald Jay Sussman, and Julie Sussman. (Image courtesy of MIT Press. Used with permission.)

Instructor(s)

MIT Course Number

6.001

As Taught In

Spring 2005

Level

Undergraduate

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Course Features

Course Highlights

This course features projects and supporting documentation. This course has virtually all of its course materials online. 6.001 is the first course in the core of departmental subjects which is required for all undergraduates in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. It offers an online version of the textbook for the course, Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs, 2nd ed., by Abelson, Sussman, and Sussman.

Course Description

This course introduces students to the principles of computation. Upon completion of 6.001, students should be able to explain and apply the basic methods from programming languages to analyze computational systems, and to generate computational solutions to abstract problems. Substantial weekly programming assignments are an integral part of the course. This course is worth 4 Engineering Design Points.

Grimson, Eric, Peter Szolovits, and Trevor Darrell. 6.001 Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs, Spring 2005. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/6-001-structure-and-interpretation-of-computer-programs-spring-2005 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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