This paper provides an introduction to the wealth of computer tools available for application
in the sciences, the arts, and other disciplines. It is based on an intensive laboratory
programme to give an overview of the nature and use of computers. A wide range of practical
exercises is provided. You tailor the paper to your own needs and interests by selecting an
appropriate set of these exercises. There are introductory practical sessions catering to the
needs of those who have not used a computer before. More advanced exercises extend and
challenge those with previous computing experience. The paper is recommended to students
from all disciplines as an important contribution to a modern education.
For summer school this paper is "self-paced" and can easily be fitted around summer work. There is also no exam for this paper.
Internal assessment/final examination ratio 1:0. The practical programme must be completed to the satisfaction of the coordinator for the paper.
This paper is not available to students majoring in Computer Science.