This is what a computer science exam looks like at university

This is what a computer science exam looks like at university

100 thoughts on “This is what a computer science exam looks like at university”

  1. So many "intellectuals" here. I learned all this stuff but 2 years later I've forgotten it. Why? Because I never needed to use it afterwards lol.

  2. Luckily I know what the questions are asking about and I can briefly answer them. But I haven't learnt some mathematics that are used in the questions.

  3. Adrian Eduard Negru

    At 3:04 there is a mistake. Dijkstra algorithm doesn't find the minimum distance between a bunch of nodes, it finds the minimum distance between 2 nodes. Moreover, the example with dropping off a bunch of people at their houses would be more suitable for a minimum spanning tree(see Kruskall or Prim algorithms).

  4. I'm going to do the exam in computer science concerning intellij (based on Java programming) and PLC after two weeks 😨😨😨, whatever Do you still have your Rapunzel hair? I really like it 😘

  5. Certainly assignment take a lot of time (especially when you get stuck), but we actually also have exams that are hard from a theoretical standpoint. A good example is compilers, formal languages and this kind of stuff. Another good example is numerical analysis…at least when, as most CS students, you don't have any solid background in calculus.

  6. Lol, I'm kind of halfway into these topics at my actual study course (Computer Science at an Italian University), and seeing all them togheter feels really weird compared to my preparation: I've done Dijkstra and spanning trees during my Operations Research course; discrete maths topics in my first year discrete maths course, and going to do data structures like binary trees, O notations, hash tables, both in practice and theory next semester. 😀

  7. This is a strange exam. It's mixing all sorts of topics. Graph theory, data structures, runtimes, recursion, balancing trees, tables, etc. No way this is introductory. You should never see all these topics on the same exam either. Not sure what this is to be honest. I pity any student that has to take that exam. The others saying it's simple are lying. It's simple if you've been a programmer for a while, but you can start computer science not knowing what a computer language is. For that person, there's no way to cover all that material in one semester. Heck, they should throw in parser and compiler construction as well. It's the only thing missing.

  8. I am not surprised if a physicist sees CS relatively "easy". There's something in physics that enable people like Tibees to connect the dots into one giant understanding that CS guys can't see. It's probably in the math. I don't know. But from my experience, I can say that many physicist are naturally talented when it comes to CS, compiler and algorithm stuff. Dennis Ritchie (C inventor), Tim-Berners Lee (www inventor) and even Djikstra themselves were pure physics dudes. Btw I am just an average CS dude. LOL.

  9. Binary tree each parent has only two children, left children is smaller value and right children is bigger value. The tree starts from one root

  10. Ok so I went to Cornell and to everyone arguing in the comments section about if this is an "intro" course or not let me address that. This class is the second CS class we take at Cornell right after the intro to programming class in python. As Tibees mentioned its relatively simple because CS can get a lot harder at Cornell. This one really isn't one of the "weeder" classes per se. Cornell's admissions is quite selective and in the class above this, even kids who were valedictorians and got great test scores in their high school did poorly. But yeah for anyone considering a CS program would highly recommend Cornell since the intro classes aren't that bad anyone who puts in some effort will be able to get something out of them and the program as a whole is quite rigorous and prepares you well for anything you want to do after.

  11. This is Algorithms and Design Analysis! A final year or atleast third year course for most of the colleges/universities in my country.

  12. really? THIS is an examn? REALLY?! how simple is that.. We, students at the HHU, have this task, which grants us 5/100 points for the first module of the CS-Bachelor. Goddamn I have to live somewhereelse

  13. wecontrolthevideo

    I took computer science classes so long ago, I was learning how to write in FORTRAN. Each line of code was key punched into a punch card, then rubber banded together and dropped of at the computing center, and you had to wait until later in the day to pick up the print out.

    I also learned assembler, and found out why they had a 10 page limit on the print out, when an error in my code created 10 pages of hexadecimal dump. I learned other languages like ALGOL, SNOBOL, COBOL, all that I would never use again.

  14. I failed a course because I missed two semicolons and accidentally instantiated a float instead of an int variable. I hate writing code in exams.

  15. I would love to see you go over a college music theory exam! It’s fun to try to solve questions from test that are unrelated to your major. Its random, i know, but I’m curious how you’d react!

  16. Incorrigible Panda

    That test is from 2007?

    After looking at this test, getting a CS degree is a huge waste of time. Learn programming on your own by making actual apps & read few books on complexity & algorithms.

  17. Wow, this is way more advanced than the intro course gets in my school. Some of these topics didn't come up for me until the third class in the fundamentals sequence (although that class has exams much harder than this.)

  18. don’t go to university if u want to code for a living. it’s one of the few jobs where a degree really doesn’t matter.

  19. This exam was basically our Data Structures course! I'm a first year Computer Science student right now, I thought this was rather easy. Ended it with an 8 which is higher than most of my other courses.

  20. That's an exam for a specific class. It's like saying, "Here is a math exam." and it shows only algebra. There is a lot more stuff out there.

  21. Hey, just lending some context here as someone who took this exact class this past fall. This is the second class in the introductory CS curriculum, meant to be taken after CS 111 (now called 1110). It mainly focuses on object oriented programming and data structures, with a little bit of dabbling in graph algorithms and ending with a quick overview of concurrency.

  22. Luis Martin Perez

    Awesome channel for all of us that are passionate about knowledge. Btw u are super sweet and beautiful… greetings from Madrid…

  23. I guess my school or many schools use the same format. This looks exactly like the same format I have been used to for the last 4 years on every single misterm/final.

  24. i wish my cs exams would look like this. We have like 70% coding and 30% knowledge questions. It was like this from my first semester on going..

  25. I found your channel through Cody's… Your videos and presentation style are awesome.. I've subscribed.. thanks for posting such fantastic content.

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