252-0835-AAL  Computer Science I

SemesterSpring Semester 2015
LecturersF. O. Friedrich
Periodicityevery semester recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentEnrolment only for MSc students who need this course as additional requirement.


AbstractThe 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.
ObjectivePrimary 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.
ContentThe 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.
LiteratureBjarne 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