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CODE 101448
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-INF/05
LANGUAGE Italian (English on demand)
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course introduces the student to the theoretical and practical aspects of information processing through computers, allowing the use of programming as a tool for solving real problems.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

This teaching unit introduces students to the principles and practices of a computer’s architecture and operation. Along with theoretical aspects, the teaching also provides a focus on imperative programming with high level languages.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The objective of the course is to introduce the student to the fundamental concepts relating to computers and their programming. The course will provide knowledge on the organization of a processing architecture, on the structure of the main application programs, and on programming in the Python language, with reference to the main types of data and programming constructs. As part of the teaching, the student will acquire the skills to create simple applications using the Python language, the ability to empirically evaluate their performance and to choose the best data structures, among those available in the language, to perform certain tasks.

In particular:

- Ability to understand the functioning of a computer and its main components.

- Ability to understand the functioning of an operating system and its main components

- Ability to develop simple applications with the Python language

PREREQUISITES

The course has no particular prerequisites.

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures and computer-assisted exercises (possibly online)

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The Computer: structure and functionality of the main components

The Operating System: structure and functionality of the main components

Programming: from algorithms to code

The Python language: variables and memory management; numerical and textual expressions; logical expressions; control structures: conditional choice, iteration, procedures and functions; predefined data structures: lists, sets, dictionaries; use of file and console I / O.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Tony Gaddis - Introduzione a Python (5a edizione) - Pearson

Lecture notes and teaching materials made available by the teacher on the course website and in class.

LESSONS

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Computer base programming test.

It is not allowed to use notes or texts and PDAs. Mobile phones are not allowed

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Ability to develop a Python application that reads data from a text file, reprocesses it and produces a desired output.