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Module Title Mathematical Techniques for Computer Science
SchoolComputer Science
Department Computer Science
Module Code 06 21254
Module Lead Dr S J Vickers
Level Intermediate Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 1
Restrictions As given in the programme specifications for School of Computer Science programmes.
Contact Hours Lecture-23 hours
Practical Classes and workshops-11 hours
Total: 34 hours
Description Computer Science makes use of a variety of mathematical techniques to describe and solve computational problems. Often, these techniques are quite deep and outside the scope of standard mathematical syllabuses, for example, the use of structural recursion in the analysis of data structures and programming languages. The module aims to present a core of mathematical techniques in a sample computational context, and tries to strike a balance between systematic introduction and an application-orientated ┬┐maths-by-need┬┐ approach.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module the student is expected to be able to:
  • solve simple mathematical problems in the areas covered by the module;
  • apply a given mathematical technique to solve a computational problem;
  • select a suitable mathematical language to express a given computational problem.
Assessment 21254-01 : Examination : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (80%)
21254-02 : Continuous Assessment : Coursework (20%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Sessional) 1.5 hr examination (80%), continuous assessment (20%).
Supplementary assessment (where allowed): By examination only.
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