McMaster University
Principles of Programming

SFWR ENG 2S03 - Fall 2006


Dr. Wolfram Kahl
Office hour: Wednesday, 12:30-13:20



Teaching Assistants

Salvador García
Jinrong Han
Scott West
Shiqi (Steve) Cao

Lab office hour: Wednesday, 12:30-14:20, ITB-235


The course outline is available as PostScript ps  and as PDF pdf.

Lecture Slides

Slides are formatted 4-up on Letter paper - printing on A4 paper will cut off a part.

Slides that contains copies of textbook programs are not included.

All code files are generated from the slide source as byproduct of slide formatting - code formatting is therefore not optimised for direct viewing.



Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:30-9:20 Lecture: MGDA-AB102   Lecture: MGDA-AB102    
10:30-11:20         Lecture: MGDA-AB102
11:30-12:20         Group 4 in BSB-B142
12:30-13:20 Group 1 in BSB-135
Group 2 in BSB-B142
  TA lab hour ITB-235    
13:30-14:20   Group 5 in BSB-B142 TA lab hour ITB-235    
14:30-15:20     Group 3 in JHE-A101
Group 6 in BSB-135
15:30-16:20     (Group 3 in JHE-A101)    

Tutorials begin in the week of September 18.


Harvey M. Deitel, Paul J. Deitel: C How to Program, 4th Edition Prentice Hall, 2003, ISBN: 0-13-142644-3

(This book should be in stock in the textbook section of Titles.)

The book's companion website provides, among other resources, interactive quizzes. (There is also a companion website for the third edition.)


Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty consists of misrepresentation by deception or by other fraudulent means and can result in serious consequences, e.g. the grade of zero on an assignment, loss of credit with a notation on the transcript (notation reads: ``Grade of F assigned for academic dishonesty''), and/or suspension or expulsion from the university.

It is your responsibility to understand what constitutes academic dishonesty. For information on the various kinds of academic dishonesty please refer to the Academic Integrity Policy, specifically Appendix 3, located at

The following illustrates only three forms of academic dishonesty:

  1. Plagiarism, e.g. the submission of work that is not one's own or for which other credit has been obtained.
  2. Improper collaboration in group work.
  3. Copying or using unauthorized aids in tests and examinations.


The Faculty of Engineering is concerned with ensuring an environment that is free of all adverse discrimination. If there is a problem that cannot be resolved by discussion among the persons concerned, individuals are reminded that they should contact the Department Chair, the Sexual Harassment Office or the Human Rights Consultant, as soon as possible.

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