## G51MFC Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science

(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

### Year 14/15

**Total Credits: **20

**Level: **Level 1

**Target Students: **Qualifying year undergraduate students in the School of Computer Science.

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: **None.

**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: logic; sets, functions and relations; graphs; induction, basic probability and statistics; matrices. You’ll spend around four 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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Lecture | 11 weeks | 2 per week | 1 hour |

Tutorial | 11 weeks | 1 per week | 2 hours |

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 and weekly tutorials.
**Method of Assessment: **

Assessment Type | Weight | Requirements |
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Exam 1 | 100 | 2 hr written examination |

**Convenor: **

Dr P Lehre

Professor R John

**Education Aims: **To provide students with the basic mathematical and problem solving 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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