2.11. Chapter Summary¶
Chapter 2 included the following concepts from computing.
Arithmetic Expression - An arithmetic expression contains a mathematical operator like
-for subtraction or
Assignment - Assignment means setting a variable’s value. For example,
x = 5assigns the value of 5 to a variable called
Assignment Dyslexia - Assignment Dyslexia is putting the variable name on the right and the value on the left as in
5 = x. This is not a legal statement.
Camel-Case - Camel-case is when the first letter of each additional word is uppercased when you create variable names that have several words in them like
Integer Division - Integer division is when you divide one integer by another. In some languages this will only give you an integer result, but in Python 3 it returns a decimal value.
Mixed-Case - Mixed-case means using upper and lower case letters in a variable name like
"HiThere". One way to do this is to use camel-case.
Modulo - The modulo, or remainder operator,
%, returns the remainder after you divide one value by another. For example the remainder of
3 % 2is 1 since 2 goes into 3 one time with a remainder of 1.
Tracing - Tracing a program means keeping track of the variables in the program and how their values change as the statements are executed. We used a Code Lens tool to do this in this chapter.
Variable - A variable is a name associated with computer memory that can hold a value and that value can change or vary. One example of a variable is the score in a game.