Course detail

Algorithms and Programming

FAST-CU051Acad. year: 2018/2019

Design of programs and applications in Microsoft Visual Basic.
Basic algorithms, structured programming, object-oriented programming, application object libraries and their use, solving engineering problems, simulation and animation techniques. Application of elementary numerical methods in continuum mechanics problems.

Department

Institute of Computer Aided Engineering and Computer Science (AIU)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Graduates will acquire skills in structured design of algorithms and their implementation in programming language Visual Basic. They will gain competence in the use of object libraries of language and compatible applications. The course is designed for students to gain the confidence for solving of engineering problems and issues, and not have to rely on the services and products of third parties. Advanced application interface allows students to use their algorithms in other products, especially spreadsheets and CAD. The knowledge and skills in algorithms and programming will enable graduates to the creative use of computer technology in all technical fields.

Prerequisites

Fundamentals of algorithms and programming, basic knowledge of technical English

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures, practical classes and self-study assignments. Attendance at lectures is optional, but attendance at classes is compulsory.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Active participation in seminars - 20%, testing of skills of program design and and debugging - 80%.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Computer model from the perspective of a programmer. Language development environment.
2. Variables, data types, constants, assignment statement.
3. Functions and procedures (ways of calling and transfering of parameters, global and local variables).
4. Built-in language elements, inputs and outputs.
5. Commands for flow control, conditional statements and loops.
6. Working with structured variables.
7. Structured and object-oriented programming, event-driven programming.
8. Application object libraries.
9. Fundamentals of simulation using numerical methods.
10. Animation techniques, program project.
11. Working with the file system, data conversion algorithms.
12. Examples of solving of engineering problems. Statistical and optimization problems, the initial task.
13. Examples of solving of engineering problems. Advanced solutions and animation of large deformations.

Aims

Topics include structured program design, event-drive programming, and Visual Basic program components. This is a course designed to introduce students to more advanced elements Visual Basic programming language. Students will design and write Windows applications in Visual Basic.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme N-P-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch K , 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme N-K-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch K , 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme N-P-E-SI (N) Master's

    branch K , 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Computer model from the perspective of a programmer. Language development environment.
2. Variables, data types, constants, assignment statement.
3. Functions and procedures (ways of calling and transfering of parameters, global and local variables).
4. Built-in language elements, inputs and outputs.
5. Commands for flow control, conditional statements and loops.
6. Working with structured variables.
7. Structured and object-oriented programming, event-driven programming.
8. Application object libraries.
9. Fundamentals of simulation using numerical methods.
10. Animation techniques, program project.
11. Working with the file system, data conversion algorithms.
12. Examples of solving of engineering problems. Statistical and optimization problems, the initial task.
13. Examples of solving of engineering problems. Advanced solutions and animation of large deformations.

Exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Development environment, the first program, program compilation and running.
2. Input and output in the program, using simple functions, program for solution of algebraic equations.
3. Decision-making runtime structures, simple cycle, program for the sum of infinite series.
4. User-defined functions and procedures, program for calculating of transcendental functions.
5. Spreadsheet environment for formatted input and output data. Programs for generating worksheets data.
6. Structured variables, programs for matrix operations and statistical calculations.
7. Use of object library for charting, program for solving initial value problems.
8. Algorithms for simulation and animation, program for simulation and visualization of dynamic nonlinear system.
9. Important objects in MS Excel library, program for automated solution of complex engineering problem.
10. Object Library of MS Word, programs for automated document processing.
11. Library for working with files, programs for automated processing and data conversion.
12. Programs for solving large deformation of the nonlinear continuum mechanics.
13. Testing of skills - program development and debugging.