Programming Scholarhsip

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  1. MorphingDragon macrumors 603

    MorphingDragon

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    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. http://www.waikato.ac.nz/research/scholarships/pdf/ComputerScienceEntranceScholarship.pdf

    Mainly, for the base conversions. I was going to ask if I could do it in Objective-C. There are some exemplars here:
    http://www.cs.waikato.ac.nz/admissions/undergrad-scholarship.html
     
  2. jpyc7 macrumors 6502

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    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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