PB071 Introduction to the C language

Faculty of Informatics
Autumn 2011
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).
Teacher(s)
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
Timetable
Mon 18:00–19:50 D3
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
PB071/01: Thu 12:00–13:50 B130, Š. Tóth
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
Prerequisites
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
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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.
Syllabus
  • 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.
Literature
  • 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
Bookmarks
https://is.muni.cz/ln/tag/FI:PB071!
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
Czech
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
http://elearning.simontoth.cz/public/pb071
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2002, Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Autumn 2012, Spring 2013, Autumn 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020.
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