AP Computer Science A

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AP in AP Computer Science A stands for Advanced Placement. It‘s an introductory college-level course. It covers java programming fundamentals, data structures and algorithms, strings and arrays and object-oriented programming.

The AP Computer Science A course & exam is based on the java focused computing fundamentals. Students can understand their coding skills by analysing the logic and writing style and through testing code by understanding control flow and syntaxes. AP Computer Science A exam covered both multiple-choice and free-response questions.

8 Modules, 48 Lessons, 100+ Activities & Projects, 48 Quizzes

Module 1

Learn the basics of the most popular language, i.e. Java, with the help of different activities. Also, learn about data types, conditionals and loops and functions. In addition, learn to create patterns.

Lesson 1: Hey Java

Get introduced to the language of possibilities, i.e.Java.

Lesson 2: Welcome to data types & operators

Get introduced to the various data types and operators in Java. Also, learn about methods.

Lesson 3: Conditionals

Get introduced to conditional statements and their application using java.

Lesson 4: Advanced conditionals

Deep-dive into conditional statements specially the nested conditionals asked in the AP Computer Science A exam.

Lesson 5: Iteration

Introduction to loops in java and their applications.

Lesson 6: Advanced iteration

Deep-dive into loops, specially the nested loops asked in the AP Computer Science A exam.

Module 2

Continue learning java by working on oops concepts, i.e., classes, objects, libraries, polymorphism, encapsulation, inheritance, abstraction and last but not least file handling.

Lesson 1: OOPS!

Introduction to the Object-Oriented Programming System (OOPs) concepts.

Lesson 2: Let’s inherit!

Get introduced to the concept of inheritance in Java using various activities.

Lesson 3: Can you access me

Get introduced to many keywords like super, overriding, and overloading. Also, learn about different types of access modifiers and packages.

Lesson 4: Get set go

Get introduced to the concept of encapsulation and learn about setters and getters.

Lesson 5: I exist in many forms

Get introduced to the concept of polymorphism and abstraction.

Lesson 6: Handling & Interface

Learn the concept of file handling and interfaces.

Module 3

Learn to solve the Free Response Question asked previously in the AP Computer Science A Exam about the OOPS concept.

Lesson 1: Practice Free Response Question 1

Solve previously asked Free Response Questions about classes.

Lesson 2: Practice Free Response Question 2

Solve previously asked Free Response Questions about objects.

Lesson 3: Practice Free Response Question 3

Solve previously asked Free Response Questions about methods.

Lesson 4: Practice Free Response Question 4

Solve previously asked Free Response Questions of complex type.

Lesson 5: Practice Free Response Question 5

Solve previously asked Free Response Questions of complex type.

Lesson 6: Practice Free Response Question 6

Solve previously asked Free Response Questions of complex type.

Module 4

Elaborate introduction to the concepts of arrays,2d arrays & arraylist to help you know how arrays get space in the heap and memory mapping.

Lesson 1: Introduction to arrays

Get introduced to arrays, declare an array, access its elements, and perform operations.

Lesson 2: Kadanes algorithm

Learn about the Kadane algorithm and how to use it to find the maximum array sum and its applications.

Lesson 3: Introduction to 2-dimensional arrays

Get introduced to the concept of 2-Dimensional arrays.

Lesson 4: Problems on 2-dimensional arrays

Practice problems based on 2-Dimensional arrays.

Lesson 5: Introduction to array list

Get introduced to the concept of arraylist.

Lesson 6: Problems on array list

Practice problems related to arraylist.

Module 5

Learn about recursion process, recursive function and how recursion works.

Lesson 1: Call me recursion

Learn the basic concepts of recursion, how to use recursion, base case and recursive calls.

Lesson 2: Types of recursion

Learn about types of recursion, their respective time complexities and how to use them.

Lesson 3: Tower of Hanoi

Get introduced to the classic recursion problem name Tower of Hanoi.

Lesson 4: Recursion in arrays

Learn how to use and solve recursion in arrays.

Lesson 5: Recursion in arraylist

Learn how to use and solve recursion in arraylist.

Lesson 6: Brainstorm

Solve some tricky recursive functions and analyse those functions.

Module 6

Learn about searching and sorting algorithms, concepts and implementation using Java.

Lesson 1: Introduction to binary search

Get introduced to the binary search algorithms using iteration & recursion both.

Lesson 2: Introduction to bubble sort

Get introduced to sorting algorithms using iteration & recursion both.

Lesson 3: Introduction to selection sort

Learn about selection sort algorithms using iteration & recursion both.

Lesson 4: Introduction to insertion sort

Get introduced to the insertion sort algorithms using iteration & recursion both.

Lesson 5: Introduction to quick sort

Learn about the quick sort algorithms using iteration & recursion both.

Lesson 6: Introduction to serge sort

Get introduced to the merge sort algorithms using iteration & recursion both.

Module 7

Learn about palindrome, anagram, and basic problem solving in strings, {EXTRAS: Rabin Karp Algorithm, KMP Algorithm }

Lesson 1: Introduction to Strings

Learn about the basics of strings in Python. Also, learn some basic operations on strings in Java.

Lesson 2: String methods

Get introduced to the basics of strings in Java. Also, learn about operations on strings in Python and string methods.

Lesson 3: String game

Learn counting the frequency of each character in the string and related programs.

Lesson 4: Previous years problem discussion I

Discuss and practice previous year’s AP Computer Science A questions on strings.

Lesson 5: String algorithms

Get introduced to KMP & Rabin Karp algorithm to the students.

Lesson 6: Previous years problem discussion II

Discuss and practice previous year’s AP Computer Science A questions on strings.

Module 8

Learn to solve the Free Response Question asked previously in the AP Computer Science A Exam about the Arrays concept.

Lesson 1: PQ FRQ 1

Solve previously asked Free Response Questions about 1-Dimensional arrays.

Lesson 2: PQ FRQ 2

Solve previously asked Free Response Questions about 2-Dimensional arrays.

Lesson 3: PQ FRQ 3

Solve previously asked Free Response Questions about arraylist.

Lesson 4: PQ FRQ 4

Solve previously asked Free Response Questions about recursion using 1-Dimensional arrays.

Lesson 5: PQ FRQ 5

Solve previously asked Free Response Questions about recursion using 2-Dimensional arrays.

Lesson 6: PQ FRQ 6

Solve previously asked Free Response Questions about recursion using arraylist.

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Learn to solve the Free Response Question

Develop creative thinking to solve the problems

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Creating the First program in Java. i.e., Hello Java

In this program, you will learn data types

In this program, you will learn the concept of inheritance.

In this activity, you will learn about method overloading in Java.

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The AP Computer Science A course at Codingal has helped me understand coding through exploring concepts of OOPs in Java, data structures and algorithms.

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I went through multiple practice questions. The AP Computer Science A course introduced me to Java programming concepts including arrays, recursion and strings.

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In AP Computer Science A, you will learn the fundamentals of java programming language, data structures and algorithms, strings and arrays and object-oriented programming.

AP Computer Science A is an introductory course for all students. Any high school student with basic understanding of Computer Science can enrol for this course.

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