## G51MCS Mathematics for Computer Scientists

(Last Updated:04 May 2017)

### Year 17/18

**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.
**Taught Semesters:**

Semester | Assessment |
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Autumn | Assessed by end of Autumn Semester |

**Prerequisites: **Students who have previously taken G51PRG cannot take this module.

**Corequisites: **None.

**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 |
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Tutorial | 11 weeks | 1 per week | 1 hour |

Lecture | 11 weeks | 2 per week | 1 hour |

Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester

**Further Activity Details:**

Two lectures per week, associated coursework and weekly tutorials.
**Method of Assessment: **

Assessment Type | Weight | Requirements |
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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. |

**Convenor: **

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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