Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2008
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: