252-0835-00L Computer Science I
|Semester||Autumn Semester 2017|
|Lecturers||F. O. Friedrich|
|Periodicity||yearly recurring course|
|Language of instruction||German|
|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.
|Lecture notes||A script written in English will be provided during the semeter. The script and slides will be made available for download on the course web page.|
|Literature||Bjarne Stroustrup: Einführung in die Programmierung mit C++, Pearson Studium, 2010|
Stephen Prata, C++ Primer Plus, Sixth Edition, Addison Wesley, 2012
Andrew Koenig and Barbara E. Moo: Accelerated C++, Addison-Wesley, 2000.
|Prerequisites / Notice||From AS 2013, an admission to the exam does not any more formally require an attending of the recitation sessions. Handing in solutions to the weekly exercise sheets is thus not mandatory, but we strongly recommend it. |
Examination is a one hour-long written test.