252-0836-00L  Computer Science II

SemesterSpring Semester 2017
LecturersF. Mattern
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman



Catalogue data

AbstractIntroduction to basic problem solving methods, algorithms, and data structures. Topics: divide and conquer, recursion, sorting algorithms, backtracking, game tree search, data structures (lists, stacks, queues, binary trees), discrete simulation, concurrency. In the assignments and exercises, the programming language Java is used.
ObjectiveIntroduction to the general methods of computer science for electrical engineers. Also provides basic skills for advanced exercises and projects later in the electrical engineering program.
ContentPart II of the lecture concentrates on the most common problem solving skills, algorithms, and data structures. It also teaches fundamental concepts and mechanisms of structured programming. Furthermore, working with formal systems, the necessity of abstraction, and the importance of modeling in computer science will be motivated. The emphasis of the lecture is on practical concepts of computer science. Specific topics are: complexity of algorithms, divide and conquer, recursion, algorithms for sorting, backtracking, game tree search, data structures (lists, stacks, queues, binary trees), discrete simulation, and concurrency. For the assignments and exercises, the programming language Java is used. Here, also modularization, abstraction, encapsulation, and object orientation will be considered. Occasionally, short remarks on the historical context of relevant concepts are given. In the practice groups, students program an automatic player for the game "Reversi"; at the end of the semester a tournament will take place.
Lecture notesCopies of slides, extended with bonus slides that give hints to advanced concepts and present the historical context of selected concepts.
LiteratureTextbook: Mark Allan Weiss: Data Structures and Problem Solving Using Java, Addison Wesley.
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisite: Part 1 of the course.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a two-semester course together with 252-0835-00L Computer Science I
For programme regulations
(Examination block)
Bachelor's Programme in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology 2012; Version 24.02.2016 (Examination Block)
Bachelor's Programme in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology 2016; Version 31.10.2017 (First Year Examination Block B)
ECTS credits8 credits
ExaminersF. Mattern, F. O. Friedrich
Typesession examination
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 120 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationFür den Teil Informatik I werden im Semester zwei freiwillige Programmierübungen offeriert, welche korrigiert und bewertet werden. Die dabei erzielten Punkte werden in die spätere Prüfungsklausur dieses Teiles als Bonus mitgenommen. Maximal erreichbarer Bonus entspricht 1/4 Note. Dieser Bonus kann nicht in spätere Repetitionsklausuren mitgenommen werden.
Informatik I (60 Min) und Informatik II (60 Min) werden separat geprüft.
Written aidsKeine Hilfsmittel!
Performance assessment as a semester course (other programmes)
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersF. Mattern
Typesession examination
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 60 minutes
Written aidskeine
If the course unit is part of an examination block, the credits are allocated for the successful completion of the whole block.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

Learning materials

 
Main linkhttp://www.vs.inf.ethz.ch/edu/I2/
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Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
252-0836-00 VInformatik II2 hrs
Wed08-10HG E 7 »
F. Mattern
252-0836-00 UInformatik II1 hrs
Wed13-14ETZ E 9 »
13-14HG D 3.1 »
13-14HG D 3.3 »
13-14HG D 5.1 »
13-14HG F 26.3 »
13-14HG G 3 »
13-14IFW B 42 »
13-14RZ F 21 »
Thu13-14CAB G 51 »
13-14CAB G 52 »
13-14HG D 3.1 »
13-14HG D 3.3 »
13-14HG D 5.1 »
23.02.13-15ML D 28 »
24.05.16-17HG D 3.3 »
F. Mattern

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ProgrammeSectionType
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology BachelorFirst Year Examination Block BOInformation
Computer Science (General Courses)Computer Science for Non-Computer ScientistsZInformation