Module Code : G52CON
Level : 2
Semester Available : 2
Credits : 10
The aim of this course is to teach the basic principles of concurrent programming, using a number of different concurrent languages. Broadly speaking, a concurrent programming language is one in which programs can involve several sequential processes running at the same time and communicating with one another. Concurrent programming naturally arises in many applications including operating systems, user interfaces, and computer networks.
The main objectives of the course are to show the basic concepts, problems, and techniques of concurrent programming, to show how to write simple concurrent programs in various languages, and to develop new problem solving skills.
The problem solving skills learned by studying concurrent programming will be useful when programming in any language. Concurrent programming itself is supported in some form by most modern computer systems, and an increasing number of applications now involve concurrency.
The course comprises fifteen lectures:
Dr G M Hutton
Method and frequency of class
Two lectures per week.
By written examination.