This course features projects
and supporting documentation
. This course has virtually all of its course materials online. 6.001 is the first course in the core of departmental subjects which is required for all undergraduates in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. It offers an online version of the textbook
for the course, Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs
, 2nd ed., by Abelson, Sussman, and Sussman.
This course introduces students to the principles of computation. Upon completion of 6.001, students should be able to explain and apply the basic methods from programming languages to analyze computational systems, and to generate computational solutions to abstract problems. Substantial weekly programming assignments are an integral part of the course. This course is worth 4 Engineering Design Points.
Scheme software is required to run the .scm files found on this course site. File decompression software, such as Winzip® or StuffIt®, is required to open .gz and .zip files found on this course site. The .exe files found on this course site are executable programs. Please refer to the course materials for any specific instructions or recommendations.