Computer Science 10: The Beauty and Joy of Computing

Computer Science 10: The Beauty and Joy of Computing (Spring 2012, UC Berkeley). Instructor: Professor Dan Garcia. This course provide an introduction to the beauty and joy of computing, dealing with the history, social implications, great principles, and future of computing. We'll focus on some of the "Big Ideas" of computing, such as abstraction, design, recursion, concurrency, simulations, and the limits of computation. We'll show some beautiful applications of computing that have changed the world, talk about the history of computing, and where it will go in the future. Throughout the course, relevance will be emphasized: relevance to the student and to society. (from UC Berkeley EECS)


Lecture 01 - Welcome; Abstraction
Lecture 02 - How it Works - 3D Graphics
Lecture 03 - Video Games
Lecture 04 - Functions
Lecture 05 - Programming Paradigms
Lecture 06 - Algorithms
Lecture 07 - Algorithmic Complexity
Lecture 08 - Concurrency
Lecture 09 - Recursion
Lecture 10 - Social Implications of Computing
Lecture 11 - Recursion II
Lecture 12 - Sharing Multimedia on the Internet (Guest Lecturer: Gerald Friedland)
Lecture 13 - Human-Computer Interaction (Guest Lecturer: Bjoern Hartmann)
Lecture 14 - Computational Game Theory
Lecture 15 - Twitter (Guest Lecturer: Raffi Krikorian)
Lecture 16 - Artificial Intelligence (Guest Lecturer: Anna Rafferty)
Lecture 17 - The Internet: How it Works and How to Keep it That Way
Lecture 18 - Higher Order Functions I
Lecture 19 - Higher Order Functions II
Lecture 20 - Distributed Computing
Lecture 21 - Saving the World with Computing (Guest Lecturer: Kathy Yelick)
Lecture 22 - Limits of Computing
Lecture 23 - Future of Computing
Lecture 24 - Intro to Software as a Service
Lecture 25 - Summary and Farewell

CS10: The Beauty and Joy of Computing (Spring 2012)
Instructor: Professor Dan Garcia. Semester Schedule. Readings. Lecture Slides. CS10, The Beauty and Joy of Computing, is an exciting new course offered by the UC Berkeley EECS Dept.