6.096 Introduction to C++

As taught in: January IAP 2011

An xkcd comic about pointers.

One of the defining features of C++ is that it makes heavy use of pointers, variables which store the numerical memory addresses of pieces of other data. (Courtesy of Randall Munroe. Original comic can be found here.)

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Jesse Dunietz

Geza Kovacs

John Marrero

Course Features

Course Description

This is a fast-paced introductory course to the C++ programming language. It is intended for those with little programming background, though prior programming experience will make it easier, and those with previous experience will still learn C++-specific constructs and concepts.

This course is offered during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which is a special 4-week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month.