# Module 06-20415 (2012)

## Introduction to Mathematics for Computer Science

## Level 1/C

Bernd Bohnet John Barnden | Semester 1 | 10 credits |

Bernd Bohnet John Barnden | Semester 2 | 10 credits |

Co-ordinator: John Barnden

Reviewer: Richard Dearden

The Module Description is a strict subset of this Syllabus Page.

### Aims

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

### Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the student should be able to:

- apply a number of fundamental mathematical skills and techniques to the solution of problems relevant to computer science
- demonstrate a solid foundation in mathematics relevant to computer science sufficient to allow independent learning of further mathematical techniques in other computer science modules

### Teaching methods

3 hrs/week lectures, tutorials and exercise classes

### Assessment

- Sessional: 2 hr examination (50%), class tests (50%).
- Supplementary: By examination only (100%).

### Detailed Syllabus

- Basic number manipulation and algebra
- Trigonometry, graphs and equation solving
- Sets
- Logs, exponentials and powers
- Statistics and errors
- Graphs (revision)
- Introduction to calculus
- Complex numbers, matrices and determinants
- Vectors

### Programmes containing this module

- BEng Computer Science/Software Engineering [4753]
- BEng Computer Science/Software Engineering with an Industrial Year [9500]
- BSc Artificial Intelligence & Computer Science [0144]
- BSc Artificial Intelligence & Computer Science with an Industrial Year [9502]
- BSc Computer Science [4436]
- BSc Computer Science with an Industrial Year [9499]
- BSc Computer Science with Study Abroad [5571]
- MEng Computer Science/Software Engineering [4754]
- MEng Computer Science/Software Engineering with an Industrial Year [9501]