This course is an introductory course in programming based on the Python programming language. It incorprates some of the best practises from professional programming environments aimed at students in scientific and technical fields.
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Content and learning outcomes
The course aims to give basic knowledge on how to write programs in Python. The course consists of the following parts:
- Common command-line interfaces
- Jupyter notebooks and code editors
- Python-syntax: variables, data types, function, moduler
- File management, reading, converting and writing of data
- Version control with git
- Objekt-orientation and classes
- Program testing
- Common Python libraries (e.g. numpy, pandas, matplotlib)
- Scientific applications
Intended learning outcomes
After completion of the course the student shall have
Knowledge and understanding to:
- use web-based as well as command-line user interfaces on a computer to execute and create scripts in Python
- describe basic syntax, data types and data structures in Python, using logical control flows (repetition and branching), separate program code into units (functions/classes) for the purpose of applying this in problem solving
- use program libraries to develop algorithms in code, for the purpose of calculating and presenting results graphically
- to use version control for backup on their own computer as well as group collaboration with web-based resources
- apply test-driven development in their programming
Literature and preparations
Swedish secondary school Mathematics 4
Own computer or laptop.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- TEN2 - Computer-based examination, 7.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
The learning objectives are examined with E-level assignments during the computer lab. In addition, a voluntary examination with computer will be offered with problems at A-D level. For grades A-D, an approved grade on TEN2 and a voluntary examination with a computer are required.
The learning objectives are examined based on individual computer-based project assignments.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
- In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
- In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.
Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web BB1000
Main field of study
Students are advised to use their own computer (laptop) for the course.