252-0856-00L  Computer Science

SemesterAutumn Semester 2020
LecturersF. Friedrich Wicker, M. Schwerhoff
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


252-0856-00 VInformatik
Zusätzliche Vorlesung am 16.09.2020
2 hrs
Mon08:15-10:00HG E 1.2 »
16.09.10:15-12:00HG E 1.2 »
F. Friedrich Wicker, M. Schwerhoff
252-0856-00 UInformatik
Groups are selected in myStudies.
Übungen finden ab der zweiten Semesterwoche statt.
2 hrs
Wed10:15-12:00CAB G 56 »
10:15-12:00HG E 33.1 »
10:15-12:00HG E 33.3 »
10:15-12:00LFW B 3 »
F. Friedrich Wicker, M. Schwerhoff

Catalogue data

AbstractThe 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.
ObjectivePrimary educational objective is to learn programming with C++. After having 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 like 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 orientation deals with classes, inheritance and polymorphism; 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 notesEnglish lecture notes will be provided during the semester. The lecture notes and the lecture slides will be made available for download on the course web page. Exercises are solved and submitted online.
LiteratureBjarne 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

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
In examination block forBachelor's Degree Programme in Computational Science and Engineering 2016; Version 27.03.2018 (First Year Examination Block 1)
Bachelor's Degree Programme in Computational Science and Engineering 2018; Version 13.12.2022 (First Year Examination Block 1)
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersF. Friedrich Wicker, M. Schwerhoff
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 examinationDurch Bearbeitung der Übungsserien kann ein Bonus von maximal 0.25 Notenpunkten erarbeitet werden, der an die Prüfung mitgenommen wird. Der Bonus ist proportional zur erreichten Punktzahl von speziell markierten Bonus-Aufgaben, wobei volle Punktzahl einem Bonus von 0.25 entspricht.
Die Zulassung zu speziell markierten Bonusaufgaben kann von der erfolgreichen Absolvierung anderer Übungsaufgaben abhängen. Der erreichte Notenbonus verfällt, sobald die Vorlesung neu gelesen wird.

Die Prüfung kann am Computer erfolgen.
Written aidsSie dürfen maximal 4 A4-Blätter mit in die Prüfung nehmen.
Inhaltliche und formale Anforderungen (Text, Bilder, ein-/doppelseitig, Ränder, Schriftgrösse, etc.) bestehen nicht. Elektronische Geräte bzw.
digitale Unterlagen sind nicht erlaubt. /

You may take up to 4 A4 sheets into the exam. There are no constraints regarding content and layout (text, images, single/double page, margins, font size, etc.). Electronic devices and digital documents are not allowed.
Online examinationThe examination may take place on the computer.
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 linkCourse Website
Only public learning materials are listed.


252-0856-00 UInformatik
GroupsRW-ON 01
only for  Computational Science and Engineering BSc (406000)
RW-Rest 01
Wed10:15-12:00CAB G 56 »
not for  Computational Science and Engineering BSc (406000)
Wed10:15-12:00HG E 33.1 »
only for  Computational Science and Engineering BSc (406000)
Wed10:15-12:00HG E 33.3 »
only for  Computational Science and Engineering BSc (406000)
Wed10:15-12:00LFW B 3 »
only for  Computational Science and Engineering BSc (406000)


GroupsRestrictions are listed under Groups

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