Computation and Visualization in the Earth Sciences

Lesson 3: Introduction



Lesson 3 contains our first foray into animation. We'll also have a teaching/learning discussion which does not involve reading a set of published papers, but instead, involves some reflection about the skills we've learned and how you might teach them if you ever wanted to.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this lesson, you should be able to write a program that simulates the movement of an object on the screen, write an "if statement" correctly, write a program that includes setup() and draw() blocks, and use comments to clarify your code.

What is due for Lesson 3?

This lesson will take us one week to complete, 25 - 31 January 2017. You will turn in Exercise 3.2, as detailed later on, at the end of the lesson. We will also have a teaching/learning discussion that will span the entire week devoted to Lesson 3.


If you have any questions, please post them to our Questions? discussion forum (not e-mail) in ANGEL. I will check that discussion forum daily to respond. While you are there, feel free to post your own responses if you, too, are able to help out a classmate.