FI:PB071 Introduction to the C language - Course Information
PB071 Introduction to the C languageFaculty of Informatics
- Extent and Intensity
- 2/2. 4 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: z (credit).
- doc. RNDr. Petr Švenda, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Tomáš Brukner (seminar tutor)
RNDr. Jiří Glozar (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Eva Michálková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Petr Pilař (seminar tutor)
RNDr. Šimon Tóth (seminar tutor)
Bc. Jiří Zárevúcky (seminar tutor)
RNDr. Tomáš Golembiovský (assistant)
Mgr. Lubomír Sedlář (assistant)
Mgr. Rastislav Tisovčík (assistant)
Mgr. Jiří Weiser (assistant)
- Guaranteed by
- prof. RNDr. Luděk Matyska, CSc.
Department of Computer Systems and Communications - Faculty of Informatics
- Mon 18:00–19:50 D3
- Timetable of Seminar Groups:
PB071/02: Tue 8:00–9:50 B130, E. Michálková
PB071/03: Wed 18:00–19:50 B117, J. Zárevúcky
PB071/04: Thu 18:00–19:50 B311, J. Zárevúcky
PB071/05: Fri 8:00–9:50 A104, L. Sedlář
PB071/06: Fri 14:00–15:50 B117
PB071/07: Fri 12:00–13:50 B117
PB071/09: Wed 8:00–9:50 A104, L. Sedlář
PB071/10: Thu 10:00–11:50 B117, P. Švenda
PB071/11: Thu 12:00–13:50 B117, E. Michálková
- Students are expected to have knowledge of algorithmization in Pascal or another procedural language. Students are also required to have user experience with Unix OS, as homework is submitted and tested on a Unix server.
- Course Enrolment Limitations
- The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
- Fields of study the course is directly associated with
- there are 24 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
- Course objectives
- At the end of the course students should be able to:
Understand and use basic C syntax according to ANSI and ISO/IEC norms.
Decompose given problem and perform practical implementation.
Use modern development tools (IDE, debugger, version control...).
Understand basic C functions for POSIX system.
Annotate source code with possibility to automatically generate documentation.
Use programming best practices.
Compile programs both under Unix and Windows.
- Historical background of the C language. Its relation to the Unix OS.
- C compilers under Unix and MS-DOS/MS-Windows, integrated development environment, debugger, version control. Good programming practices, testing.
- Data types, constants, declarations, expressions. Assignment expressions and statements.
- Basic program structure. Preprocessor statements. Comments. Control structures. Relational expressions. Elementary I/O operations.
- Arrays and pointers. Functions. Calling by value, passing arguments by pointer.
- User defined data types. Dynamic memory allocation.
- I/O in details. Using files. Wide characters.
- Strings and string manipulation. Standard C library according to ANSI and ISO/IEC standards. Calling Unix core services. Further Unix libraries for C. POSIX C Library. Implementation on Windows.
- Safe and defensive programming. Advanced testing.
- Kernighan, Brian W. - Ritchie, Dennis M. Programovací jazyk C. Brno: Computer Press, 2006. ISBN 80-251-0897-X
- HEROUT, Pavel. Učebnice jazyka C. 3. upr. vyd. České Budějovice: KOPP, 1996. 269 s. ISBN 80-85828-21-9. info
- HEROUT, Pavel. Učebnice jazyka C. České Budějovice: KOPP, 1998. 236 s. ISBN 80-85828-50-2. info
- DRESSLER, Miroslav. Programovací jazyky GNU : volně šiřitelná programátorská prostředí : Fortran, jazyk C, Pascal, GRX, DJGPP, RHIDE, RSX, VESA, EMX, MAKE. 1. vyd. Praha: Computer Press, 1998. xix, 225. ISBN 8072260707. info
- Teaching methods
- Teaching consists from theoretical lectures combined with the practical exercises and programming homework selected to practice topics from lectures.
- Assessment methods
- The students are working on given homework (usually finalized at home or in computer lab). Homework are awarded by point according to given criteria. Recommended finalization is exam, which is maintained as test questionnaire on computer. Precondition for undertake exam is to have awarded credit from practical exercises and autonomously programmed final assignment. Classification is based on points gathered from exercises, test questionnaire and final assignment. When only credit for practical exercises is required, student's classification is based only on points gathered from exercises. Participation on practical exercises is mandatory, unless teacher allows for exception (e.g., based on student exceptional knowledge of the subject).
- Language of instruction
- Follow-Up Courses
- Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
- Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
- Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
- Teacher's information