Course details of CS 152 - Abstractions and Paradigms for Programming

Course Name Abstractions and Paradigms for Programming
Total Credits 6
Type T
Lecture 6
Tutorial 1
Practical 0
Selfstudy 0
Half Semester N
Prerequisite
Text Reference Harold Abelson, Gerald Jay Sussman and July Sussman, Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs, 2nd edition, The MIT Press, 1996. David A. Watt, Programming Language Concepts and Paradigms, Prentice-Hall, 1990. Rajeev Sangal, Programming Paradigms in Lisp, McGraw Hill, 1991.
Description Review of the program development process, Issues in program design, Structured programming, Data and control abstractions, Programming with assertions. Reasoning about programs and proving correctness of programs. Ideas behind imperative, applicative, object oriented and logic programming paradigms such as typing, expressions, pure functions, recursion, higher order functions, encapsulation, inheritance, goal satisfaction, backtracking, unification. Some of the ideas behind the implementation of the paradigms. Course to be centered around problems and applications that demonstrate the main themes.
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