Course code INF100

INF100 Principles of Information Processing

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Course responsible: Knut Kvaal, Ulf Geir Indahl
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in the autumn parallel. This course has teaching and evaluation in the autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2003-2004
Preferential right:
Course contents:
  • Introduction to elementary programming for problem solving (approx  2/3 of course) 
  • Binary number systems, Boolean logic and character codes (approx  1/6 of course) 
  • Basic principles and safety issues associated with handling of electronical information (approx  1/6 of course)
Learning outcome:
Insight into some fundamental principles for problem solving by programming and operation of computers.
Learning activities:
Lectures, group work, computer lab exercises including elementary programming
Teaching support:
Teaching assistants provide assistance during the computer labs.
Information about relevant literature will be given before the start of the course in the course room on Fronter.
Experience in using computers in daily life.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Mandatory exercises (hand-ins). Requirements for approval of mandatory activity will be announced at the beginning of the term.
Written examination, 3 hours.
Nominal workload:
150 hours: 52 hours of classes (lectures and computer lab), 60 hours independent work on hand-ins, 26 hours self study, 12 hours exam preparation.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
  • Lectures: 2 hours per week for 13 weeks.
  • Computer lab: 2 hours per week for 13 weeks.
The external and internal examiner jointly prepare the exam questions and the correction manual. The external examiner reviews the internal examiner's examination results by correcting a random sample of candidate¿s exams as a calibration according to the Department's guidelines for examination markings.
Allowed examination aids: No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått