Mathematical Methods for Computer Science (2014/2015)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Ugo Solitro
Ugo Solitro
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
II sem. dal Mar 2, 2015 al Jun 12, 2015.

Lesson timetable

II sem.
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall L  
Wednesday 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall L  

Learning outcomes

This course expands the basic knowledge of computer programming to the advanced topics in object oriented programming.

The objective is to achieve a good comprehension of the general principles of Object Oriented Programming and languages and an adequate practice in coding, in particular with C++.


The course intends to cover the following themes.
- Revision of the main concepts of imperative programming.
- Fundamental ideas about object oriented programming and design.
- Classes, objects and methods.
- Inheritance and Polymorphism.
- Exceptions.
- Generics.

The subjects will be explored both from a general point of view and in a practical way, referring to existing programming languages, mainly C++.

Further details will be provided at the beginning of the course.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Timothy Budd An Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming (Edizione 3) Addison-Wesley 2002 0201760312 Testo di consultazione.

Assessment methods and criteria

The final exam comprises two parts: a written test and an oral exam.
The written test includes general questions and exercises.
The final oral exam is a discussion on the examination papers, the practical activity and the subject matter of the course.

The written exam can be replaced by tests that are held during the teaching periods.