252-0835-AAL Computer Science I
|Semester||Spring Semester 2016|
|Lecturers||F. O. Friedrich|
|Periodicity||every semester recurring course|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Comment||Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.|
Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.
|Abstract||The course covers the fundamental concepts of computer programming with a focus on systematic algorithmic problem solving. Teached language is C++. No programming experience is required.|
|Objective||Primary educational objective is to learn programming with C++. When successfully attended the course, students have a good command of the mechanisms to construct a program. They know the fundamental control and data structures and understand how an algorithmic problem is mapped to a computer program. They have an idea of what happens "behind the secenes" when a program is translated and executed.|
Secondary goals are an algorithmic computational thinking, undestanding the possibilities and limits of programming and to impart the way of thinking of a computer scientist.
|Content||The course covers fundamental data types, expressions and statements, (Limits of) computer arithmetic, control statements, functions, arrays, structural types and pointers. The part on object orientiation deals with classes, inheritance and polymorphy, simple dynamic data types are introduced as examples. |
In general, the concepts provided in the course are motivated and illustrated with algorithms and applications.
|Literature||Bjarne Stroustrup: Programming:Principles and Practice Using C++, Addison-Wesley, 2014|
Stephen Prata: C++ Primer Plus, Sixth Edition, Addison Wesley, 2012
Andrew Koenig and Barbara E. Moo: Accelerated C++, Addison-Wesley, 2000
Bjarne Stroustrup: The C++ Programming Language (4th Edition) Addison-Wesley, 2013
Bjarne Stroustrup: The Design and Evolution of C++, Addison-Wesley, 1994