CS 1401, Quiz #1

Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Name: ____________________________________________________________
Class section:  9:00 a.m.

1. Explain why the invention of 0 made computations easier.  (Hint: how were numbers represented before that?  Was it easy to add or subtract these numbers?).  Who was the first to invent 0?


2. How is Java--the language that we study in this class--different from previous programming languages? For extra credit: where does the word Java come from?


3. Mark all the topics discussed in your reading assignment of Chapter 2: