computer science paper 2


Topics: -Data representation -Flow charts -Pseudocode -Algorithms
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What is pseudocode? A simplified programming language
What 4 things must an algorithm be? Unambiguous, consistent, efficient and accurate.
What is an algorithm? A clear set of instructions that tell you how to complete a specific task.
What is decomposition? Breaking a problem down into smaller, easier to understand problems.
What is abstraction? Hiding unnecessary details (HUD) to make a problem easier to understand/ complete.
What is pattern recognition? Finding patterns.
What does an oval represent in a flowchart? Start/end
What does a parallelogram represent in a flowchart? Input/output
What does a rectangle represent in a flowchart? A process
What does a diamond represent in a flowchart? A decision
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