ING-INF/05 - 9 CFU - 2° Semester

Teaching Staff


Learning Objectives

The course covers the fundamental concepts of compure science: digital information representation, computer architectures, operating systems, algorithms, programming languages, on compilers and interpreters and on structured programming and programming in C language. In particular, the development of C programs for the management of complex data structures (libraries, archives, etc.).

Course Structure

Lectures, hands-on exercises.

Should teaching be carried out in mixed mode or remotely, it may be necessary to introduce changes with respect to previous statements, in line with the programme planned and outlined in the syllabus.

Detailed Course Content

Fundamentals of algorithms and programs

- Automatic information processing. Algorithms and programs. Programming languages. Code Design. Structured programming. Flowcharts and pseudocode.

Information Representation

- Coding systems. Numbering systems and conversion algorithms. Full and floating point arithmetic. Representation of multimedia data.

Computer Architecture:

- Computer components: central memory, central unit, basic operation of the computer (machine cycle). Peripheral devices and memories.

Computer networks and the Internet
- Local networks. Geographical networks. Network protocols. Overview of the Internet and the most widespread network applications.

Operating Systems

- Programming Environment. Compilers vs. interpreters. Architecture and functionality of an Operating System. Process management. Memory management. File system.

The C programming language: syntax and semantics

- Instruction set. Control structures. Data types in C: int, char, float, double, arrays and strings, structures. The C pointer. Functions.

Sorting and searching algorithms

- Sequential and binary search. Sorting algorithms.

Data structures

- Dynamic data structures. Dynamic allocation of memory. Stacksm Queues and Trees. Example codes.

Textbook Information

  1. Fondamenti di Informatica per Ingegneria Industriale, a cura di: Daniela Giordano, Salvatore Cavalieri e Concetto Spampinato. McGraw-Hill.

  2. Linguaggio C - 5a ed. - Guida alla programmazione con elementi di Objective-C, a cura di Bellini, Guidi.

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