252-0832-00L Computer Science
|Semester||Spring Semester 2021|
|Lecturers||R. Sasse, M. Schwerhoff|
|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. Taught 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 scenes" when a program is translated and executed.|
Secondary goals are an algorithmic computational thinking, understanding 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 orientation 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 semester. 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.