Course: Introduction to Computer Science

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Course title Introduction to Computer Science
Course code KMI/UDI
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Exercise
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional, Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Osička Petr, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Kauer Martin, Mgr.
  • Laštovička Jan, Mgr.
  • Motyčková Lenka, doc. Ing. CSc.
  • Kolařík Miroslav, doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Ježková Lucie, Mgr.
  • Procházka Pavel, Mgr.
  • Studnička Jan, Mgr.
Course content
Intorduction to logic (propositions, logical connectives, truth of propositions, introduction to propositional and predicate logic). Introduction to relations and sets (sets, relations, relations to computer sicence, properties of relations, partial orders, equivalences, partition and factor set, binary relations and graphs, functions and their types, bijections, finite, countable and uncountable sets). Natural numbers, number systems, binary representation of numbers. Induction and recursion. Basic combinatorial considerations. Alphabet, string, code, language. Concept of algorithm (intuitive understanding, formalizations, finite automaton as a simple example). Concept of problem (intuitive understanding, formalization, decision problems, undecidable problems). Introduction to complexity of algorithms. Reducibility of problems. Hard problems and how to cope with them. Selected applications.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Demonstration
Learning outcomes
The students become familiar with basic concepts of introduction to computer science.
1. Knowledge Describe and comprehense basics of informatics.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam, Written exam

Active participation in class. Completion of assigned homeworks. Passing the oral (or written) exam.
Recommended literature
  • Bělohlávek R. (2008). Úvod do informatiky. Učební text, Katedra informatiky, UP Olomouc.
  • Cormen T. H., Leiserson C. E., Rivest R. L., Stein C. (2001). Introduction to Algorithms. Second Edition.. MIT Press.
  • Goodaire E. G., Parmenter M. M. (1998). Discrete Mathematics with Graph Theory. Prentice-Hall, Inc.
  • Grimaldi R. (1999). Discrete and Combinatorial Mathematics. An Applied Introduction. 4th ed.. Addison Wesley, Reading, MA.
  • Gruska J. (1997). Foundations of Computing. International Thompson Computer Press.
  • Maurer S. B., Ralston A. (1991). Discrete Algorithmic Mathematics. Addison Wesley.
  • Preparata F. P.. (1973). Introduction to Discrete Structures. For Computer Science and Engineering.. Addison Wesley, Reading, MA.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science Computer Science (1) Informatics courses 1 Winter
Faculty of Science Bioinformatics (1) Informatics courses 1 Winter
Faculty of Science Applied Computer Science (1) Informatics courses 1 Winter
Faculty of Science Computer Science for Education (1) Informatics courses 1 Winter
Faculty of Science Computer Physics (1) Physics courses 1 Winter