Total Credits: 10
Level: Level 1
Target Students: Qualifying year undergraduate students in the School of Computer Science only.This module is part of the Foundations of Computer Science theme in the School of Computer Science.
|Autumn||Assessed by end of Autumn Semester|
Prerequisites: Students who have previously taken G51PRG cannot take this module.
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.
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 T Gaertner
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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