Academic Year 2016/2017 - 1° Year
Teaching Staff: Francesco PAPPALARDO
Credit Value: 3
Taught classes: 21 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, the student will acquire information theory basic concepts and programming and reasoning systems global knowledge; He will know the basic concepts of algorithms and he will be able to identify the main principles. Finally, he will own a global vision of the computer science applications to life science and drug discovery process.

Detailed Course Content

Section 1.

Information theory basic concepts; Hardware, Software; Information technology; Computers types; PC components; Computer performances. Hardware: CPU; Memory; I/O peripherals; Memory devices. Software: applications, operating systems; Graphical User Interface; System development.

Section 2.

Algorithms; Algorithms properties; Descriptions; Constants and Variables; Propositions and Predicates; Flowcharts; Composition Schemes; Iterative Algorithms; Arrays; Structural analysis; Recursive Algorithms; Complexity: basic concepts; Numeration systems; Positional; Conversions; Binary operations; 8 and 16 numeral systems; Complements; Information coding; Bits, bytes and words; BCD Coding; Control bits; Computer arithmetic;

Section 3.

Computer Science Applications to Life Sciences and Drug Discovery

Textbook Information

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