Instance: 2019/2020 - 1S
Cycles of Study/Courses
Teaching Staff - Responsibilities
Teaching - Hours
In this course the students will:
1. Get acquainted with personal computers in the GNU/Linux operating system and their usage;
2. Learn how to write computer programs using Python and execute them in a terminal.
3. Acquire competence in the implementation of simple algorithms;
4. Acquire good code structuring and programming style;
5. Learn some basic data structures and algorithms;
6. Get acquainted with program debugging and testing.
Learning outcomes and competences
1. Understanding the role of programming for solving problems in the degree.
2. Acquaintance with the basic components of a recent programming language.
3. Ability to write programs that allow accomplishing useful goals.
4. Confidence in the usage of the Python language and its standard library.
1. A short introduction to computers
2. Variables, expressions and statements
3. Program Flow
5. Data Types
9. More datatypes
11. Classes and Objects
Peter Wentworth, Jeffrey Elkner, Allen B. Downey and Chris Meyers; How to Think Like a Computer Scientist: Learning with Python 3
Peter Wentworth, Jeffrey Elkner, Allen B. Downey, and Chris Meyers; How to Think Like a Computer Scientist, 2012
Allen B. Downey; Think Python
Allen B. Downey; Modeling and Simulation in Python, Green Tea Press, 2017
Teaching methods and learning activities
Lectures; program analysis.
Practical, programming classes.
Physical sciences > Computer science > Programming
Distributed evaluation with final exam
Amount of time allocated to each course unit
|Frequência das aulas
Eligibility for exams
Frequency of practical classes, according to the rules of the University.
- Score above zero in the test.
- Alternatively, have successfully completed at least half of the proposed problems in class (with automatic correction).
Calculation formula of final grade
20% Average mark of exercices during practical classes
20% Mid-term test grade
60% Final exam grade
Exam (with weight 100% on the grade)
Jury: João Pedro Pedroso, Rita Ribeiro.