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Fundamentals of Informatics

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Fundamentals of Informatics
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011
Module code: PIB115
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
3V+1U (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 1
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written examination

[updated 08.05.2008]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

PIB115 (P221-0026) Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011 , semester 1, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
PIB220 Graph Theory
PIB225 Digital Electronics
PIB330 Databases
PIB420 Computer Networks
PIB440 Project Work
PIBWI19 Machine Learning
PIBWI55 Compiler Construction

[updated 26.04.2021]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Klaus Berberich
Prof. Dr. Klaus Huckert
Dipl.-Math. Wolfgang Braun (exercise)

[updated 01.04.2006]
Learning outcomes:
-        Introduction to the basic terminology of informatics
-        Understanding the algorithm concept
-        Introduction to example problems used in the ‘Programming Languages I’ modulePreparatory work for the ‘Digital Electronics’ module

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Module content:
Fundamentals of computer systems
-        The structural and functional principles underlying computer systems
-        Common applications and the related application software
-        Computer networks
Introduction to algorithms
-        The ‘algorithm’ concept
-        The quality of algorithms
-        The Landau notation for classifying algorithms
-        Computability
-        Examples of algorithms (approx. 20 examples)
-        Run-time analysis of algorithms
Logic and digital electronics
-        Binary logic
-        Minimization of logical functions
-        Boolean algebra
-        Analysis and synthesis of combinatorial circuits: the basic principlesExamples of synthesised combinatorial circuits

[updated 08.05.2008]
Teaching methods/Media:
PowerPoint slides, lecture notes

[updated 08.05.2008]
Recommended or required reading:
SOLYMOSI A., GRUDE U.:  Grundkurs Algorithmen und Datenstrukturen, Vieweg, 2001
LAFORE, R.:  Data Structures and Algorithms in JAVA, Waite Press, 1998

[updated 08.05.2008]
Module offered in:
WS 2016/17, WS 2015/16, WS 2014/15, WS 2013/14, WS 2012/13, ...
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