1. BASIC PRINCIPLES - history of computer science and information technology
- theoretical notions: hardware and software, computer architecture, digits and binary
representation, Boolean algebra and logic gates.
2. DATA REPRESENTATION: positional number systems and conversions between
them - interger and floating-point representations - character encodings:
from ASCII to UNICODE.
3. DIGITAL INFORMATION AND THE INTERNET: computer networks -
Internet - the World Wide Web - digital data - “Big Data”.
4. SPREADSHEETS - graphical interface - documents, basic row/column operations,
formats, formulae, producing diagrams - using a spreadsheet for statistical
5. DATABASES - theoretical framework: definitions, data and information,
informative systems, relations, classification and cardinality – database management:
tables, keys, queries and the SQL language.