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Effective Computers Usage

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Course Unit Code450-2052/01
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated4 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Compulsory
Level of Course Unit *First Cycle
Year of Study *First Year
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech, English
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites There are no prerequisites or co-requisites for this course unit
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
VEL25Ing. Richard Velička, Ph.D.
Summary
The Effective Computers Usage course is recommended for students of first semester on Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computers Science. The course consists of the following blocks: operating system Windows, Mathcad, Matlab, text editors (Word), spreadsheet programs (Excel), computer graphics, search information on the Internet or presentation (Power Point). The students learn how to use computer for their study and especially solve matematical problems in different software environment. They are learn how correctly write and presentation their final works.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
Subject Effective Computer Usage aims to especially to acquaint students with the problem solving in mathematics on your personal computer to facilitate their study of mathematics and physics, and the correct form of written and presentational speech during the study and for the final work. Upon completion, students will be able to use a personal computer as an assistant in the execution of the study and writing tasks such as protocols, laboratory work and works bachelor's or master's at a very good level consistent with the requirements of this type of publication.
Course Contents
1. The organization of course ECU (Effective Computer Usage). Presentation of examples from the first topic: Mathcad.
2.-4. Mathcad - program for mathematical solution, solving any matematical problems.Intervals, Matrices, Vectors, Equations, Systems of Equations, Graphs, 3D Graphs, Symbolic solving, ...
5. Matlab - program for scientific and technical computing. Presentation of simply usage for editing and solving mathematical problems.
6.-7. MS Excel - spreadsheet. Editing of tables, solving and drawing graphs, solving equations, etc.
8. Windows - Operating system. Basics works in Windows. Modification of system (Control Panels, searching,...), changing data between aplications. Another aplications as Calculator, Paint, miniaplications,...
9. Writing technical texts, Author's law
10. Word - text editors and procesors, editation styled, page's numbering, tables, pictures, drawing, writing and edit of equations, ...
11. Basic of Graphic. Definition DPI (Dots Per Inch), differences between raster and vector graphic. DPI of monitor, computer, system and printer.
Graphical formats.
12. Power Point - Presentation in MS Office
13. Internet - viewers as MS Internet Explorer, Mozilla Fire Fox, Google Chrome, Safari and Opera. Differences and usage.

Computer exercises:
First Getting to know the PC in the classroom, network logon, SW location, the possibility of using PC and software, safety training
Second Practice in the environment MATHCAD (ver. 15 and Prime)
3rd Practice in the environment MATHCAD (ver. 15 and Prime)
4th Practice in the environment MATHCAD (ver. 15 and Prime)
7th Practice in MATLAB
5th Practice in MS Excel (Office 2007 or higher)
6th Practice in MS Excel (Office 2007 or higher)
8th Practice in MS Windows, Paint, Windows Explorer, ...
9th Practice in MS Word (Office 2007 or higher)
10th Practice in MS Word (Office 2007 or higher)
11th Graphics (MS WORD - drawing, Windows - Paint)
12th Graphics (MS WORD - drawing, Windows - Paint)
13th Internet, MS Power Point
14th The final test
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
FFor study is possible to use any literature for subject Effective Computer Usage as are: User's Guides or Manuals. The topics are: Mathcad(PTC), MATLAB (Mathworks), MS Office (Microsoft), MS Windows (Microsoft)and Internet viewers (MS Explorer, Mozilla, Google, Safari and Opera).
Animations and programs are prepared too (in Czech) on LMS (lms.vsb.cz).
1. VELIČKA, R., PUSTKOVÁ, R.: Základy použití počítačů, CD v rámci projektu ESF: OPRLZ CZ.1.07/2.2.00/15.0113 „Inovace oboru Měřicí a řídicí technika na FEI, VŠB – TU Ostrava“,
VŠB – TU Ostrava 2013, 323 s. + animace a programy

2. Maxfield, B.: Engineering with Mathcad, Elsevier, 2006
Recommended Reading:
For study is possible to use any literature for subject Effective Computer Usage as are: User's Guides or Manuals. The topics are: Mathcad(PTC), MATLAB (Mathworks), MS Office (Microsoft), MS Windows (Microsoft)and Internet viewers (MS Explorer, Mozilla,Google, Safari and Opera).
Animations and programs are prepared too (in Czech) on LMS (lms.vsb.cz).
1. VELIČKA, R., PUSTKOVÁ, R.: Základy použití počítačů, CD v rámci projektu ESF: OPRLZ CZ.1.07/2.2.00/15.0113 „Inovace oboru Měřicí a řídicí technika na FEI, VŠB – TU Ostrava“,VŠB – TU Ostrava 2013, 323 s. + animace a programy
2. Pecinovský, J.:Microsoft Office - Podrobná uživatelská příručka,Computer Press, 2013, 496 s.
3. Doňar, B., Zaplatílek, K.:MATLAB pro začátečníky, 1.díl, BEN - Technická literatura, 2. vydání, 2003, 152 s.
4. Maxfield, B.: Engineering with Mathcad, Elsevier, 2006
5. Maxfield, B.: Essential Mathcad, Elsevier, 2009
6. ČSN 01 6910: Úprava písemností zpracovaných textovými editory, Český normalizační institut, 2007
7. Juláková, E.: Jak řešit problémy psaní odborných textů, text v rámci projektu ESF a VŠCHT Praha: Pražské analytické centrum inovací CZ.04.3.07/4.2.01.1/0002, Praha 2007, 56 s.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Individual consultations, Tutorials
Assesment methods and criteria
Task TitleTask TypeMaximum Number of Points
(Act. for Subtasks)
Minimum Number of Points for Task Passing
Graded exercises evaluationGraded credit100 (100)51
        Závěrečný test Other task type100 51