Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

Course details

Introduction to Programming Systems

IZP Acad. year 2018/2019 Winter semester 7 credits

Current academic year

Algorithms and problem solving: strategy of problem solving, structured decomposition, concept and features of algorithm. Basic programming construction: syntax and semantics of high programming language, variables, types, expressions, control structures, procedures and functions, parameter passing, input/output, exceptional state processing. Basic data structures: simple data types, structured data types: array, record, file, strings. Dynamic data structures, concept of pointers. Strategy for selecting appropriate data structure. Recursion, concept of recursion. Global and local variables. Simple recursive functions (procedures). Modular Design and abstraction. Concepts will be illustrated by using appropriate programming language. (ISO/IEC 9899:1999 Programming languages - C)

Guarantor

Deputy Guarantor

Language of instruction

Czech

Completion

Credit+Examination (written)

Time span

39 hrs lectures, 12 hrs exercises, 20 hrs pc labs, 7 hrs projects

Assessment points

54 exam, 12 half-term test, 8 exercises, 26 projects

Department

Lecturer

Instructor

Češka Milan, RNDr., Ph.D. (DITS FIT BUT)
Havlena Vojtěch, Ing. (DITS FIT BUT)
Hruška Martin, Ing. (DITS FIT BUT)
Husa Jakub, Ing. (DCSY FIT BUT)
Iša Radek, Ing. (DCSY FIT BUT)
Malík Viktor, Ing. (DITS FIT BUT)
Matyáš Jiří, Ing. (DITS FIT BUT)
Očenášek Pavel, Mgr. Ing., Ph.D. (DIFS FIT BUT)
Pánek Richard, Ing. (DCSY FIT BUT)
Regéciová Dominika, Ing. (DIFS FIT BUT)
Rozman Jaroslav, Ing., Ph.D. (DITS FIT BUT)
Smrčka Aleš, Ing., Ph.D. (DITS FIT BUT)
Trchalík Roman, Mgr., Ph.D. (DIFS FIT BUT)
Veigend Petr, Ing. (DITS FIT BUT)
Wrona Jan, Ing. (DCSY FIT BUT)
Zobal Lukáš, Ing. (DIFS FIT BUT)

Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

Student acquaints with the methods of analysing and designing simple computer algorithms. The fundamental concepts of programming languages will be introduced to the student. Student will learn how to write programs in high programming languages and how to understand and use the EBNF to describe programming language syntax. Student will also acquire basic English terminology of programming, syntax, and semantics of programming language. Student will acquainted with testing principles of programs. Student will learn how to document, to present, and to defend the reached results.

Generic learning outcomes and competences

Student will learn the computer-aided solving of simple problems by elaborating projects. Student will learn to create the program documentation and defend the results of project solving.

Learning objectives

To grasp an analysis of problems and to determine basic algorithms for their solving. To acquaint oneself with principles and features of high programming language and to possess them for implementing of algorithms. To learn how to use tools for program debugging. To get basic knowledge of data representation in computers memory. To make the acquaintance of testing principles of programs. To possess active basic algorithms. To learn how to document, to present, and to defend the reached results.

Why is the course taught

After taking the Introduction to Programming Systems, student should be able to understand the basic notions, algorithms, and principles of high level programming languages. A student will have a good skill of the programming and debugging in C language. The knowledge can be used in various areas of software development.

Prerequisite kwnowledge and skills

This course is placed in the winter term of the first year of the bachelors study programme. Thus, we expect that students have the high school level knowledge of mathematics and using computers.

Study literature

  • McConnell, S.: Code Complete, Microsoft Press, 2004, ISBN 0735619670.
  • Kernighan, B. W.: The Practice of Programming, ADDISON-WESLEY, 2003, ISBN 020161586X.
  • Teaching materials available on WWW.

Fundamental literature

  • Herout, P.: Učebnice jazyka C, Kopp, České Budějovice, 2009, 6. vyd., ISBN 978-80-7232-383-8.
  • Cormen, T.: Introduction to Algorithms, The MIT Press, 2001, ISBN 0262032937.
  • BS ISO/IEC 9899:2011, Information technology. Programming languages. C, 2012, ISBN 978 0 580 80165 5. 
  • The C Standard : Incorporating Technical Corrigendum 1, by Standards Institute British, John Wiley & Sons, 2002, ISBN 0470845732.
  • Kadlec, V.: Učíme se programovat v jazyce C, Computer Press, Praha, 2005, ISBN 80-7226-715-9.
  • Wirth, N.: Algoritmy a štruktúry údajov, Alfa Bratislava, 1988.
  • Cormen, T.: Introduction to Algorithms, The MIT Press, 2001, ISBN 0262032937. 
  • Harbison, P.: C: A Reference Manual (5th Edition), Prentice Hall, 2002, ISBN 013089592X.
  • Schildt, H.: Teach Yourself C, McGraw-Hill Companies, 2001.

Syllabus of lectures

  1. Introduction to the arrangement of studying. Structure and goals of classes. Properties of algorithms, notations for describing algorithms.
  2. Problem solving techniques. Design and implementation of algorithms.
  3. Principles of high level programming languages. Symbols and separators, constants, identifiers, variables, numbers repesentation, labels.
  4. The concept of data. Simple data types. Expressions and statements.
  5. Control structures. Blocks, scope, and activation.
  6. Functions, parameters of functions.
  7. Programs debugging.
  8. Text files, standard input and output.
  9. Structured data types.
  10. Recursion in programming.
  11. Pointer types and dynamic variables. Linked structures.
  12. Advanced programs debugging, verification, validation and documentation of source code.
  13. Modular construction of program.

Syllabus of numerical exercises


Demonstration lessons:
  1. The elementary program development tools
  2. Programs compilation and running
  3. Simple programs in C language
  4. Data types, data types casting
  5. Control structures
  6. Functions, working with strings
  7. Basic debugging methods, debugging and profiling tools
  8. Programs input and output
  9. Recursion
  10. Working with memory
  11. Source code documentation, testing basics
  12. Modular programming, basics of plug-ins

 

Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students

  1. Basic program construction in C language.
  2. Recurrence problem solving.
  3. Computations with matrixes.
  4. Project source code documentation.

Progress assessment

  • Evaluated home assignments with the defence - 26 points.
  • Computer practices - 8 points.
  • Mid-term written examination - 12 points.
  • Final written examination - 54 points.

Controlled instruction

  • Realisation and delivery of 3 home assignments.
  • Demonstration of home assignments during computer practises.
  • 10 computer practices.
  • Delivered and controlled the source code documentation of one project.
  • Mid-term written test.
  • Final written examination.

Exam prerequisites

  • Student has to get at least 20 of the points from the projects, practise and mid-term test for receiving the credit and then for entering the final exam.
  • Plagiarism and not allowed cooperation will cause that involved students are not classified and disciplinary action can be initiated.

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme BIT, 1st year of study, Compulsory
  • Programme IT-BC-3, field BIT, 1st year of study, Compulsory
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