CZECH TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY IN PRAGUE
STUDY PLANS
2024/2025

# Introduction to Computer Science

Code Completion Credits Range Language
BIE-CSI Z 2 2C English
Garant předmětu:
Christoph Kirsch
Lecturer:
Christoph Kirsch
Tutor:
Christoph Kirsch
Supervisor:
Department of Theoretical Computer Science
Synopsis:

This is an introductory class on Elementary Computer Science for broad audiences: bachelor students in computer science, students majoring in other fields but interested in computer science, high-school students, anybody with a background in basic math and the desire to understand the absolute basics of computer science.

The goal of the class is to introduce and relate basic principles of computer science for students to understand, early on, what computer science is, why things such as high-level programming languages and tools are done the way they are, and even how, on a basic yet representative and practically relevant level.

After taking the class, students are able to answer not just basic computer science questions but also questions about themselves such as which courses to take next and which books to follow up with, ideally realizing if they are interested in computer science more than expected, or even less than before.

Requirements:

A background in basic math.

Syllabus of lectures:
Syllabus of tutorials:

1. Selfie

2. Language: Programming Language - Machine Code - Formal Grammar

3. Information: Bits - Numbers - Boolean Algebra - Negative Numbers

4. Information: Integers - Overflows - Characters

5. Information: Bytes - Memory - Text

6. Information: Files - Images- Video

7. Information: Audio-Code- Apps

8. Machine: Model-Processor-Memory

9. Machine: Input/Output - Instructions - Emulation - Performance

10. Programming: Literals - Variables -Expressions -Statements - Assignments

11. Programming : Loops - Conditionals- Procedures- Libraries-Apps

12. Computing - Virtual Machine - Virtual Memory

13. Computing: Runtime Systems - Computing as Utility - Cloud Computing

Study Objective:

After taking the class, students are able to answer not just basic computer science questions but also questions about themselves such as which courses to take next and which books to follow up with, ideally realizing if they are interested in computer science more than expected, or even less than before.

Study materials:

There is a draft of a textbook on Elementary Computer Science that is currently being developed for the class. The draft includes references to the literature relevant here.

Note:
Further information:
https://courses/fit.cvut.cz/BIE-ICS
Time-table for winter semester 2024/2025:
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Time-table for summer semester 2024/2025:
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The course is a part of the following study plans:
Data valid to 2024-05-18
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