Computer Programming and Computational Physics

Course Information
TitleΠΡΟΓΡΑΜΜΑΤΙΣΜΟΣ ΥΠΟΛΟΓΙΣΤΩΝ ΚΑΙ ΥΠΟΛΟΓΙΣΤΙΚΗ ΦΥΣΙΚΗ / Computer Programming and Computational Physics
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorTheodoros Samaras
Course ID40002850

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Physics (2012-today)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Skills Development
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The students a. will be able to understand the basic rules of computer programming and its limitations and capabilities b. will be able to write programming codes in the C-language c. will be able to design and implement algorithms for solving simple computational problems in Physics d. will be provided with the necessary knowledge background for improving in the future their programming skills and adopting new language environments.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
Course Content (Syllabus)
1. Basic concepts on Computer structure and architecture : CPU, ALU, registers, memory, memory addresses 2. Basic concepts on programming code, compiling, linking and execution 3. C programming. Variables, number types, strings, operators, expressions. 4. Program flow : logical decisions and loops 5. Functions (mathematical and string) of the standard C-library 6. Functions in C – call and definition, range of variables (global and local) 7. Input/Output streams (console and text files) 8. Pointers and data arrays 9. Implementation of algorithms of numerical and data analysis
programming language C, computational algorithms
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
  • programming code examples
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Teaching by video-projection presentation and direct demonstration (programming) Practice in computer lab using the programming environment Dev-C++ Communication/information : e-mail and web page.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment301
Student Assessment
Assignments, intermediate test, final exam
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
C: Aπό τη Θεωρία στην Εφαρμογή, Γ. Σ. Τσελίκης, Ν. Δ. Τσελίκας Η ΓΛΩΣΣΑ ΠΡΟΓΡΑΜΜΑΤΙΣΜΟΥ C, BRIAN W. KERNIGHAN, DENNIS M. RITCHI
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