Comp Sci 3FP3, Term 2 2020/21
Term 2: Monday, Thursday 12:30-13:20, Tues 13:30-14:20, online
Friday 1:30-2:30, Virtual
Dr. J. Carette, ITB-168 , ext 26869, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I can be reached most easily via the class Discord (see Avenue for details),
email, or right after class. Please make an appointment to see me if
you have specific questions.
Jason Balaci (balacij)
The calendar description says:
Functional programming; lists and algebraic data types, pattern matching,
parametric polymorphism, higher-order functions, reasoning about programs; lazy
and strict evaluation; programming with monads; domain-specific languages.
However, as most of these things have been somewhat covered in COMPSCI 1JC3,
the material will here be covered in much more depth.
There will be no official textbook. However The Craft of Functional
Programming by Simon Thompson still contains useful material.
Will be posted soon. But generally, all the material from 2DM3 and 2FA3 will be
assumed, as well as a certain 'programming maturity'.
- Students should know and understand:
- Logical Formalism
- Calculational Proofs in Propositional and Predicate Logic
- Induction, Recursion
- Discrete Structures: Sets, Functions, Relations
- Abstract data types
- The basics of Haskell (first 1/2 of Thompson book).
- Students should be able to
- Write programs in imperative and OO languages
- Write programs in Haskell
- Debug programs
- Use the command line to call compilers and other tools
- Students should know and understand
- What parametric polymorphism is
- The difference between lazy and strict evaluation
- Understand overloading (type classes)
- Understand various ways of dealing with effects
- Understand the members of the typeclassopedia
- Understand GADTs and kinds
- Understand recursion schemes
- Students should be able to
- Use lists and other algebraic data types to solve problems
- Use pattern-matching on ADTs
- Give general types for their functions
- Use and create higher-order functions
- Reason about the correctness of their functions
- Write properties that their functions should satisfy
- Use randomized testing
- Use monads (and do notation) for encapsulating effects
- Build small DSLs and interpreters for them
- Be able to use Optics for a variety of tasks
- Be able to do simple meta-programming with Template Haskell.
Note that not all objectives will be measured for marks.
Some of the graduate attributes below will be measured (probably
most), in some fashion. These are measurements for the purposes
of understanding your overall state in terms of the attributes which
the CEAB deems important for engineers (and will be done even though you
are in CS). Some will be measured
through assignments, presentations and deliverables (and worth marks),
while others will be done via other means not directly tied
to course marks.
2 Problem Analysis
- 1 A knowledge base for engineering
- 1.1 Competence in Mathematics
- 1.4 Competence in Specialized Engineering knowledge
- 2.1 Demonstrates an ability to identify reasonable assumptions including identification of uncertainties and imprecise information that could or should be made before a solution path is proposed
- 2.2 (Demonstrates an ability to identify reasonable assumptions (including identification of uncertainties and imprecise information) that could or should be made before a solution path is proposed
- 3.1 Recognizes and discusses applicable theory knowledge base
- 3.2 Selects appropriate model and methods and identifies assumptions and constraints
5 Use of engineering tools
- 4.2 Recognizes and follows engineering design principles including appropriate consideration of environmental, social and economic aspects as well as health and safety issues
- 4.3 Proposes solutions to open-ended problems
- 5.2 Demonstrates an ability to use modern/state of the art tools
Section to be completed.
The latest version of this outline and the most "up-to date"
information as well as hand-outs can be found on the course web page.
(Or go to my home page and then to the course page).
Avenue will be used for handing in assignments. Discord will be
used for further coordination.
The assignments will be worth 50%, two midterms (each 15%) and a
final worth 20%. More specifically, there will be 5 assignments,
each worth 10%. The final exam covers the whole course.
As usual, there will be (significant) bonus parts on the assignments.
Marking schemes will be strict: code that does not compile will be worth
very few marks (if any). You will be better off submiting a partial implementation
that compiles that one that is 'almost done' but doesn't typecheck.
Each assignment will have a rubric with more details on how it will be
graded. If grades need to be adjusted, most commonly the denominator
will be reduced, i.e. some questions will be made 'bonus'.
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