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Introduction to Programming Systems

IZP Acad. year 2018/2019 Winter semester 7 credits

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)


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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




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.


Moncomp.lablectures N104 07:0008:50 1BIA 20 Asistent Iša
Moncomp.lablectures N105 07:0008:50 1BIA 21 Asistent Malík
Monlecturelectures D0207 D105 09:0010:50 1BIA 2BIA 2BIB xx
Monother2019-01-14 A112 10:0011:50Hodnocení písemky IZP
Moncomp.lablectures N103 14:0015:50 1BIB 33 Asistent Rozman
Moncomp.lablectures N105 14:0015:50 1BIB 35 Asistent Češka
Moncomp.lablectures N104 14:0015:50 1BIB 34 Asistent Očenášek
Moncomp.lablectures N105 16:0017:50 1BIB 38 Asistent Trchalík
Moncomp.lablectures N104 16:0017:50 1BIB xx
Moncomp.lablectures N103 16:0017:50 1BIB 36 Asistent Husa
Monlecturelectures E104 E105 E112 17:0017:50 1BIA 2BIA 2BIB xx
Moncomp.lablectures N105 18:0019:50 1BIA 12 Asistent Regéciová
Moncomp.lablectures N103 18:0019:50 1BIA 10 Asistent Husa
Moncomp.lablectures N104 18:0019:50 1BIA 11 Asistent Wrona
Tuecomp.lablectures N104 08:0009:50 1BIB 40 Asistent Havlena
Tuecomp.lablectures N105 08:0009:50 1BIB 41 Asistent Malík
Tuecomp.lablectures N103 08:0009:50 1BIB 39 Asistent Matyáš
Tueexerciselectures E104 E105 E112 10:0010:50 1BIA 2BIA 2BIB xx 10 - 24
Tueexam2019-01-08 A112 A113 D0206 D0207 D105 E104 E105 E112 G202 11:0013:50 1BIA 1BIB 2BIA 2BIB řádná
Tuecomp.lablectures N103 14:0015:50 1BIB 30 Asistent Veigend
Tuecomp.lablectures N105 14:0015:50 1BIB 32 Asistent Pánek
Tuecomp.lablectures N104 14:0015:50 1BIB 31 Asistent Rozman
Tuecomp.lablectures N105 16:0017:50 1BIA 15 Asistent Pánek
Tuecomp.lablectures N104 16:0017:50 1BIA 14 Asistent Zobal
Tuecomp.lablectures N103 16:0017:50 1BIA 13 Asistent Veigend
Tueother2019-01-08 C236 17:0018:50Schůzka asistentů IZP
Tuecomp.lablectures N103 18:0019:50 1BIA 16 Asistent Iša
Tuecomp.lablectures N105 18:0019:50 1BIA 18 Asistent Pánek
Tuecomp.lablectures N104 18:0019:50 1BIA 17 Asistent Zobal
Wedcomp.lablectures N105 08:0009:50
Wedcomp.lablectures N103 08:0009:50 1BIA 19 Asistent Hruška
Wedcomp.lablectures N104 08:0009:50
Wedlecturelectures D0207 D105 10:0011:50 1BIB 2BIA 2BIB xx
Wedcomp.lablectures N103 10:0011:50 1BIA 22 Asistent Matyáš
Wedcomp.lablectures N104 10:0011:50 1BIA 23 Asistent Rozman
Wedcomp.lablectures N105 10:0011:50 1BIA 24 Asistent Češka
Wedexam2019-01-23 E112 12:0014:50 1BIA 1BIB 2BIA 2BIB 1. oprava
Wedcomp.lablectures N103 N104 N105 12:0015:50
Wedcomp.lablectures N105 16:0017:50 1BIB 44 Asistent Hruška
Wedcomp.lablectures N104 16:0017:50 1BIB 43 Asistent Husa
Wedcomp.lablectures N103 16:0017:50 1BIB 42 Asistent Havlena
Wedcomp.lablectures N103 18:0019:50 2BIA xx Asistent Regéciová, (tpl 25)
Wedcomp.lablectures N104 N105 18:0019:50 2BIB xx
Thucomp.lablectures N103 08:0017:50
Thucomp.lablectures N104 N105 08:0009:50
Thulecturelectures D0206 D105 09:0009:50 1BIB 2BIA 2BIB xx
Thuexerciselectures D0206 D105 10:0010:50 1BIB 2BIA 2BIB xx 30 - 44
Thuexam2019-01-31 E104 11:0013:50 1BIA 1BIB 2BIA 2BIB 2. oprava
Thuother2018-11-22 C228 12:0013:50IZP - písemky, hodnocení
Thucomp.lablectures N105 12:0019:50
Thucomp.lablectures N104 14:0017:50
Thuother2018-10-25 D0206 D105 17:0017:50 1BIA 1BIB Představení distribuce Fedora
Thucomp.lablectures N103 18:0019:50 2BIB xx Asistent Wrona (tpl 45)
Thucomp.lablectures N104 18:0019:50 2BIA xx Rezerva, (tpl 46)
Fricomp.lablectures N103 N104 N105 08:0018:50
Friexam2018-11-16 D0206 D0207 D105 E104 E105 E112 16:0017:50 1BIA 1BIB 2BIA 2BIB Půlsemestrální test

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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