Course: Essentials of Informatics

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Course title Essentials of Informatics
Course code USII/KTZI
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 1
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Čapek Jan, prof. Ing. CSc.
  • Máchová Renáta, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Introduction to the topic, terminology, key concepts. System, science and system access. Modelling, model. Introduction to information and informatics theory. Ways of understanding the concept of information. People and information. Sources of information. Data, information content of data. Information transformation. Data processing. Communication chain. Signals and their transmission through the communication chain. Data compression. Cybernetic concepts and cybernetic abstraction. Summary of discussed topics, emphasising the context and suggesting further direction of this topic´s development.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Skills training
Learning outcomes
The aim of this introductory course is to integrate and consolidate the basic knowledge from previous types of study.
Students will be familiar with the issues they will be studying in the following years, they will understand the key concepts such as Information, Entropy, Communication channel etc. They will be able to give reasons for their findings and to defend them in a professional discussion.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Written examination, Home assignment evaluation

Examination is written and oral. The prerequisite for sitting the examination is to be awarded an assignment.
Recommended literature
  • Čapek, J, Fabián,P. Komprimace dat principy a praxe. 2000. ISBN ISBN 807226.
  • Čapek, Jan. Teoretické základy informatiky : distanční opora. Pardubice: Univerzita Pardubice, 2013. ISBN 978-80-7395-574-8.
  • Čapek, Jan. Teoretické základy informatiky : tento učební text se skládá ze tří stejně důležitých částí. Pardubice: Univerzita Pardubice, 2004. ISBN 80-7194-703-2.
  • Pezlar. Z., Rybička,J. Teoretické základy informatiky. 1998. ISBN ISBN 80-856.
  • Rudy, J. Manažment a teória chaosu- nový model organizácie. 1999. ISBN ISBN 809675.
  • Vaníček, J. a kol. Teoretické základy informatiky. Praha: Kernberg Publishing, 2007. ISBN 978-80903962-4-1.

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