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TDA452 - Functional programming
Funktionell programmering
 
Syllabus adopted 2021-02-26 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TKITE
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: First-cycle
Major subject: Computer Science and Engineering, Software Engineering
Department: 37 - COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING


Teaching language: English
Application code: 52124
Open for exchange students: Yes
Block schedule: C
Maximum participants: 120
Status, available places (updated regularly): Yes

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0111 Laboratory 3,0c Grading: UG   3,0c    
0211 Examination 4,5c Grading: TH   4,5c   11 Jan 2022 am L,  12 Apr 2022 pm J

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Examiner:

David Sands

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Eligibility

General entry requirements for bachelor's level (first cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

The same as for the programme that owns the course.
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites

Previous programming experience and basic knowledge of data structures and algorithms are also assumed. The course cannot be included in a degree which contains (or is based on another degree which contains) either the course TDA555 (Introduction to functional programming) or the course TDA451 (Functional Programming).

Aim

This course introduces a functional programming language and related concept to students that already have some knowledge in programming. The primary goal is to enable students to write realistic (small- to medium-size) programs, while introducing some of the fundamental concepts of computer science.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

- write small to medium-sized functional programs for a variety of applications;
- exploit a variety of programming techniques typical in functional programming, such as: use of recursion, modelling with recursive datatypes, abstraction and reuse with the help of higher order functions and monads;
- appreciate the strengths and possible weaknesses of the functional programming paradigm.

Content

In this course the student will learn about functional programming through the Haskell programming language. Concrete topics encountered in the course include:
- functions as first-class values
- data structures (lists, tuples, user-defined data types)
- recursion and recursive data types
- polymorphism and type classes
- pure functions vs input-output
- modules and abstract data types
- testing functional programs
- lazy evaluations and infinite objects
- monads

Organisation

Teaching is through lectures and self-study exercises, supported by drop-in consultation times and on-line help.

Literature

See the web page of the course.

Examination including compulsory elements

Written exam and compulsory laboratory exercises.

The course examiner may assess individual students in other ways than what is stated above if there are special reasons for doing so, for example if a student has a decision from Chalmers on educational support due to disability.


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