Lecture 1: Goals of the course; what is computation; introduction to data types, operators, and variables

author: Eric Grimson, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
recorded by: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
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