Total Credits: 10
Level: Level 1
Target Students: Qualifying year undergraduate students in the School of Computer Science. Also available to students from other Schools with the agreement of the module convenor.
This module is part of the Foundations of Computer Science theme in the School of Computer Science.Available to JYA/Erasmus students.
|Autumn||Assessed by end of Autumn Semester|
Summary of Content: You’ll cover the basic concepts in mathematics which are of relevance to the development of computer software. Topics which will be covered include: boolean algebra; simple number theory; sets, functions and relations; sum and product; and simple induction on natural numbers. You’ll spend around three hours per week in lectures and tutorials for this module.
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Method and Frequency of Class:
|Activity||Number Of Weeks||Number of sessions||Duration of a session|
|Tutorial||11 weeks||1 per week||1 hour|
|Lecture||11 weeks||2 per week||1 hour|
Method of Assessment:
|Exam 1||75||1.5 hour written examination|
|Coursework 1||25||Mathematics-based questions, Either 16 questions across four coursework sheets or 15 questions across three coursework sheets.|
Professor R John
Education Aims: To provide students with the basic mathematical skills needed within a Computer Science degree course.
Learning Outcomes: Knowledge and Understanding: Understanding of basic mathematical concepts, definitions and notation. Intellectual Skills: The ability to understand and apply simple logical reasoning. Transferable Skills: The ability to use mathematics to solve problems.
Offering School: Computer Science
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