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Functional Programming

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterAutumn
  • Course codeINF122
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageNorwegian
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ECTS Credits

10

Level of Study

Bachelor

Full-time/Part-time

Full-time

Teaching semester

Autumn.

Objectives and Content

A functional program consists of definitions of functions and its effect is determined by the input-output behaviour of these functions. Functional programming is the central example of the declarative paradigm, where program, in addition to its operational interpretation, has also a dual one: as a formula with static meaning independent from the transitions between program states. Execution of a program corresponds then to this declarative interpretation and this facilitates development and maintenance of correct software. The course introduces basic concepts from the functional paradigm through programming in a functional language (e.g., Haskell).

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:

Knowledge

The student knows:

  • the basic concepts of functional programming, such as:

-recursion

-higher-order functions

-inmutable datastructures

  • the constructs of an example functional language

Skills

The student can:

  • write simple functional programs

General competence

The student:

  • can discuss functional programs with others
  • is aware of the differences between imperative and functional programming
  • can apply the knowledge and his/her programming skills in various domains and contribute to innovation

Required Previous Knowledge

None

Recommended Previous Knowledge

It is an advantage to know some imperative language, e.g., from INF100 or INF109.

Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap

INF121: 5 SP, INF121A: 5 SP

Access to the Course

Access to the course requires admission to a programme of study at The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Teaching and learning methods

During the whole semester: two double lectures and one workshop per week.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

The compulsory exercises have to be passed and are then valid for two subsequent semesters, starting from the semester in which they are approved.

Forms of Assessment

Written exam (3 hours).

Results from project work and presentations may be taken into account.

Examination Support Material

None

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

Subject Overlap

INF121: 5 credits, INF121A: 5 credits

Assessment Semester

Examination both spring semester and autumn semester. In semesters without teaching the examination will be arranged at the beginning of the semester.

Reading List

The reading list will be available within June 1st for the autumn semester and January 1st for the spring semester

Course Evaluation

The course will be evaluated by the students in accordance with the quality assurance system at UiB and the department.

Programme Committee

The Programme Committee is responsible for the content, structure and quality of the study programme and courses.

Course Coordinator

Course coordinator and administrative contact person can be found on Mitt UiB, or contact Student adviser

Course Administrator

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences represented by the Department of Informatics is the course administrator for the course and study programme.

Contact

Contact Information

Student adviser:

Student adviser

T: 55 58 42 00