Python for Absolute Beginners Transcripts
Chapter: Reading and writing files in Python
Lecture: Max Q

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0:00 Before we dive into this chapter I want to just say a few words about your progress in this course.
0:05 If you've made it this far you've been doing really well. That last chapter is suspect for many of you was pretty
0:10 challenging, we used a lot of complex programming ideas some interesting data structures, we saw some challenging problems in non-obvious ways.
0:19 Then you get to the practice exercise and you're building Connect 4 from scratch. So that was probably a lot of work if you're new to programming.
0:25 And if you're feeling like this course is getting harder and harder, you're in luck because you just passed Max Q. What the heck is Max Q?
0:33 In spaceflight and all sorts of flying things actually it's the point of maximum dynamic pressure on a spaceship
0:40 or airplane or whatever it is you're talking about. What does this have to do with you? Well for spaceships they have to push super hard to get
0:46 going and they go harder and harder and the faster they go the harder it gets for them to go faster and actually
0:51 there's this point where they have to turn down the engine or it could damage the spaceship. But once you get through this point, this may be like
0:59 1000 kilometers an hour, then the spaceship goes faster and faster and faster like 20 times faster up to tens
1:04 of thousands of kilometers per hour and yet all those steps are easier and easier because the pressure higher
1:10 in the atmosphere, speed, et cetera put together is actually less so I feel like that last chapter that was Max Q
1:16 that was one of the hardest thing, all of the things coming together and now we're going to have a lot of fun
1:21 putting some file IO and cool features into our game and working with some external libraries and what not
1:26 so hopefully you can feel as we go through this chapter and the next that this is getting more easy and things
1:32 are just starting to flow better for you. I hope that's the case and yeah this is one of my ways
1:36 of viewing the world this Max Q theory of working through whatever it is, not just spaceflight but even studying
1:43 new topics like Python and programming.

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