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Academic Year 2017/2018 - 1° Year
Teaching Staff: Lucia LO BELLO
Credit Value: 9
Scientific field: ING-INF/05 - Information processing systems
Taught classes: 42 hours
Exercise: 45 hours
Term / Semester:

Detailed Course Content

Information Representation

Numbering systems and conversion algorithms. Integer and floating point numbers.

Computer architecture

The computer structure: central memory, central unit, elementary operation of the computer.

Operating System

Translation and execution of programs. Programming Environment. Compilers vs. interpreters. Operating System.

Algorithms and Programs

Automatic data processing. Algorithms and programs. Programming languages. The design of a program.

Computer Networks and the Internet

Computer networks. Local area networks. Wide area networks. Internet and the most popular network applications.

The ‘’C’’ programming language: syntax and semantics

Control: Assignment. Control structures. Data Types in C: simple types (int, char, float, double) and structured (arrays and strings, structures). The pointer type. Functions. Scope of identifiers. Declarations and scope of identifiers. Local variables, global and static. Techniques for binding of parameters. Recursion. Files: text files and binary files.

Sorting and searching algorithms

Sequential and binary search. Sorting algorithms.

Dynamic memory allocation

Data Structures

Lists, Stacks, Queues and Trees.

Textbook Information

  • A. Bellini, A. Guidi, "Linguaggio C - guida alla programmazione", 4a Ed o 5a Ed., McGraw-Hill
  • Lecture notes compiled by Prof. Lo Bello. Avalable online: