Programming Scholarhsip

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by MorphingDragon, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. MorphingDragon macrumors 603


    Mar 27, 2009
    The World Inbetween
    This might be the strangest place to ask for advice but anyway.

    I'm applying to get the Computer Science Scholarship at Waikato University. Its worth $4k.

    I was wondering if anyone knew any tips or decent articles for the syllabus listed on this PDF.

    Mainly, for the base conversions. I was going to ask if I could do it in Objective-C. There are some exemplars here:
  2. jpyc7 macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2009
    Denver, CO
    I only looked/glanced over the 2008 practical and written exams. If I had to guess, you'll need to do the base conversions by hand on a written exam.

    So a question might be: Write the decimal number 331 in hexadecimal, octal, and binary.

    I don't think you'll have access to a calculator much less a computer for this. Wikipedia article on Octal has an example on how to do that and the procedure works for any number base.

    As for articles and such, I think you can just do an online search on areas you want to study up on. The course (over a semester?) covers too much for a single article. In general, I've found the wikipedia entries to be pretty good. There's one on 2's complement, 1's complement, etc. I would say any beginning programming book is fine, including the C# book used in the class.

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