Module 20415 (2012)
Syllabus page 2012/2013
Introduction to Mathematics for Computer Science
John Barnden (coordinator)
The Module Description is a strict subset of this Syllabus Page. (The University module description has not yet been checked against the School's.)
Computer science, like all science and engineering disciplines, involves a degree of mathematics. Hence a solid grounding in mathematics is vital in order to attain full understanding of a wide range of computer science topics. This module takes all the relevant topics covered at GCSE and builds upon them. The twin objectives here are to improve students' mathematical knowledge and, just as importantly, their confidence in using that knowledge.
The aims of this module are to:
- provide a solid grounding in mathematics sufficient to understand a range of computer science topics and to act as a foundation for further study of mathematics relevant to computer science
- improve students' confidence in using mathematical concepts in computer science
|On successful completion of this module, the student should be able to:||Assessed by:|
|1||apply a number of fundamental mathematical skills and techniques to the solution of problems relevant to computer science||Class Tests, Examination|
|2||demonstrate a solid foundation in mathematics relevant to computer science sufficient to allow independent learning of further mathematical techniques in other computer science modules||Class Tests, Examination|
This module is only available to students who have not achieved an adequate standard in A-level Mathematics or equivalent.
3 hrs/week lectures, tutorials and exercise classes
- Sessional: 2 hr examination (50%), class tests (50%).
- Supplementary (where allowed): By examination only (100%).
|Engineering Mathematics (6th ed.)||K A Stroud||Palgrave, 2007|
- Basic number manipulation and algebra
- Trigonometry, graphs and equation solving
- Logs, exponentials and powers
- Statistics and errors
- Graphs (revision)
- Introduction to calculus
- Complex numbers, matrices and determinants
Last updated: 4 October 2010
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