The course will give students a comprehensive introduction into C++ and reinforce programming skills gained with Java, Python or C. The emphasis of the course is on modern use of C++ using object-oriented, imperative, generic and functional programming paradigms. Successful students will be able to design and implement reasonably complex applications in C++.
Differences between C++ and Java programming. C++ data types. Pointers and memory management. Object oriented programming in C++. File and stream I/O. Preprocessor macros. Templates and the Standard Template Library. Numerical computation in C++. Interfacing with hardware. Engineering applications.
See the official descripton in the University of Ottawa calendar.
The course material will be covered in lectures, labs and tutorials. Additional resources in form of textbooks and on-line references are listed below. Attendance of and participation in lectures, labs and tutorials is mandatory. The course will be using group work and interactive student feedback using a web clicker. You must register for an account (details to follow on virtual campus) and answer questions during lectures. Although this is motivated by wanting to help you to learn and to retain the material better (and hopefully enjoy learning it more), it is also used to determine if you complied with the Faculty of Engineering rule of minimum attendance of 80% of lectures.
S.B. Lippman, J. Lajoie and B.E. Moo, C++ Primer, 5th ed., Addision-Wesley, 2012
Course notes will be made available through Virtual Campus, see a tentative list of topics with relevant chapters of the textbook.
Student evaluation will be based on two midterms and final exam as well as four short assignments and a course project.
The maximum is 100 marks*) with the following breakdown:
|Lab assignments (4)||12 marks|
|Midterm A||12 marks|
|Midterm B||12 marks|
|Project (in teams of two)||26 marks|
|Final exam||38 marks|
*) If the student's mark in the exam component is less than 50%, i.e., (Midterm + Final) < 31, then the student's mark in the course will be (Midterm + Final) / 62.
One textbook is permitted for the midterms and final exams, no other aids or notes.
You can find the list of the exam topics here.
The two midterms are scheduled to take place during class on
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018, 14:30-16:00 and
Wednesday, November 7th, 2018, 14:30-16:00
Note: The final exam mark will not overwrite the midterm mark(s).
Attendance at the midterm exams is mandatory. A student who has an official medical certificate (from the University Health Services) for the absence on a midterm will have the other exam marks scaled up accordingly. In particular: One missed midterm with an official medical certificate (from the University Health Services), results in the other midterm grade counting for both. Two missed midterms, both with an official medical certificate (from the University Health Services), will mean the student will have the final scaled accordingly. In these two cases, the student will not receive more than 10% of his/her final grade by the drop date.
Class attendance is mandatory. As per academic regulations, students who do not attend 80% of the class may not be allowed to write the final examinations.
All components of the course (i.e laboratory assignments, projects, etc.) must be fulfilled otherwise students may receive an INC as a final mark (equivalent to an F). This also holds for a student who is taking the course for the second time.
Any form of plagiarism or fraud including on an assignment or the project will be reported.