Undergraduate Course: Informatics 1 - Functional Programming (INFR08013)
|School||School of Informatics
||College||College of Science and Engineering
||Availability||Available to all students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
|Home subject area||Informatics
||Other subject area||None
||Taught in Gaelic?||No
|Course description||An introduction to the concepts of programming, using a functional programming language. Students learn to solve small-scale problems succinctly and at an abstract level without being bogged down in details.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Co-requisites|| Students MUST also take:
Informatics 1 - Computation and Logic (INFR08012)
||Other requirements|| SCE H-grade Mathematics or equivalent is desirable.
|Additional Costs|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?||Yes
Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2011/12 Semester 1, Available to all students (SV1)
||WebCT enabled: No
|Central||Lecture||1-11|| 14:00 - 14:50|
|Central||Lecture||1-11|| 11:10 - 12:00|
||Week 1, Monday, 14:00 - 14:50, Zone: Central. AT LT4 |
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||2:00|
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|1 - Solve simple programming tasks (for example, convert a number into a string for the corresponding roman numeral).
2 - Define appropriate data types (for example, to represent parse trees for arithmetic expressions).
3 - Perform case analysis, use recursion (for example, evaluate a parse tree for an arithmetic expression to yield a value).
4 - Read and write programs that use basic list processing functions (nil, cons, append, length, take, drop, zip, concat).
5 - Read and write programs that use list comprehensions and higher-order functions (map, filter, fold).
6 - Choose appropriate decompositions of problems to create a program to solve that problem.
7 - Compose a functional program from suitable function definitions, including their types.
8 - Document programs effectively.
9 - Apply basic techniques to test and debug programs.
|Written Examination 90|
Assessed Assignments 10
Oral Presentations 0
Formative assessment will be used to provide feedback and guidance to students and will take the form of quizzes, exercise sheets, practical exercises and coursework assignments, covering areas from across the syllabus. A summatively assessed class test (worth 10% of the final mark) will be held mid semester and will test students basic programming competence.
||An introduction to the concepts of programming using a functional programming language.
Relevant QAA Computing Curriculum Sections: to be confirmed
||Simon Thompson, Haskell, The Craft of Functional Programming, 2nd edition, Addison Wesley, 1999
Timetabled Laboratories 0
Non-timetabled assessed assignments 0
Private Study/Other 70
|Course organiser||Dr Ewan Klein
Tel: (0131 6)50 2705
|Course secretary||Ms Kirsten Belk
Tel: (0131 6)50 5194
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