Introduction to Programming - Winter 08

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Winter 08
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Bungartz
Time and Place
Thursdays, 10:00-11:30, Lecture room 02.07.023, Begin: 23.10.2008
Computational Science and Engineering, 1. Semester
Tuesdays, 13:30-17:00, Computer lab 02.05.036
Semesterwochenstunden / ECTS Credits
4 SWS / 6 Credits


This course belongs to the module IN1503. It addresses primarily students in the first semester of the CSE master's program.


  • Basic elements of the Java programming language: expressions and variables, statements, functions and parameters, recursion, data structures, control structures
  • Applications in scientific computing: iterative methods, matrix computation, systems of linear equations, PDE on Cartesian grids
  • Object oriented programming: objects and classes, collections, inheritance, polymorfism


The tutorial is organized as a series of small projects. The projects are published in the Exercises section of the CSE Teaching Centre.

Recommended Reading

In English:

* Douglas Bell and Mike Parr: Java for Students, Prentice Hall/Pearson Education, 2002 (3rd edition)
* David J. Barnes and Michael Kölling: Objects First with Java - A Practical Introduction using BlueJ, Prentice Hall/Pearson Education
* Walter Savitch: Absolute Java, Addison-Wesley, 2006 (2nd edition)

In German:

* David J. Barnes and Michael Kölling: Objektorientierte Programmierung mit Java, Prentice Hall/Pearson Education, 2003
* Reinhard Schiedermeier: Programmieren mit Java, Pearson Education, 2005
* Robert Sedgewick: Algorithmen in Java, Teil 1-4, Addison-Wesley, 2003 (3., überarbeitete Auflage)