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Computational Thinking - A beginner's guide to problem-solving and programming by Karl Beecher

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APPENDIX BANSWERS TO EXERCISES

CHAPTER 1

EXERCISE 1

List the core concepts of CT:

A. logical thinking;

B. algorithmic thinking;

C. decomposition;

D. generalisation and pattern recognition;

E. modelling;

F. abstraction;

G. evaluation.

EXERCISE 2

Give an example of how you think people in each of the following occupations think computationally:

A. mathematician: evaluates logical statements, carries out long chains of processes such as long division, abstracts values to variables;

B. scientist: uses logic to reason about cause and effect, decomposes hierarchical relationships between species, follows experimental procedure, models phenomena such as climate dynamics;

C. engineer: writes assembly instructions, decomposes construction into a ...

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