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CODE 108700
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-INF/05
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course introduces algorithmic problem solving using the computer and a programming language as a practical tool for the creation of algorithms.

AIMS AND CONTENT

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.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

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

No specific prerequisite is required.

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

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

LESSONS START

Check out the portal:  https://easyacademy.unige.it/portalestudenti/index.php?view=easycourse&_lang=it&include=corso

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Computer based programming test using Python

ASSESSMENT METHODS

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