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Computers and Programming

Code 14760
Year 1
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload PL(30H)/T(30H)
Scientific area Informatics
Entry requirements None.
Learning outcomes The objective of the discipline is to present the general principles of the computer and its programming with the C language, using its principal control and data structures.
Syllabus 1. Introduction: What is a Computer, Characteristics, Components (Hardware), How computers work, The Software (Operating Systems, Programming Languages and Applications).
2. Programming Basic Principles: Development cycle (writing, compilation, and execution of a program), and Logical of a Program (Algorithm and Flowcharts).
3. C Programming Language: Program structure, Variable, Data types, Operators, Input Output Instructions, The Attribution Instruction, Conditional Instructions, Repetition Instructions, Structure data types, Functions.
Main Bibliography - Lesson notes (avaliable at the discipline Internet page)
- Elementos de Programação com C – Terceira Edição Atualizada e Aumentada, Pedro João Valente Guerreiro, 2006, ISBN: 972-722-510-1
- Introdução à Programação Usando C, António Manuel Adrego da Rocha, 2006, ISBN: 978-972-722-524-8
- Linguagem C, Luís Damas, 1999, ISBN: 972-722-156-4
- The C Programming Language - Second Edition, Brian W. Kernighan e Dennis M. Ritchie, 1988, ISBN 0-13-110362-8
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria This course of one semester includes 60 hours of contact, 100 hours of autonomous work and 8 hours for evaluation (168 of total hours). The course is credited with 6 ECTS. The course is structured with alternated theoretical classes (T), where theoretical concepts of the syllabus aretaught and some examples are presented, and theoretical-practical classes (TP), where students use personal computers.

Evaluation:
- The evaluation is carried out by one written test (14 points) and two practical tests (3 points each).
- Final exam for admitted students
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-10-21

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