COMP10502: Maths for Computer Systems Engineers (2008-2009)
To demonstrate the relevance of mathematics to computer science.
To introduce fundamental mathematical techniques of abstraction.
To demonstrate applicability of particular mathematical techniques and skills for particular types of computer science problem.
To appreciate the costs and benefits of mathematical modelling.
Knowledge and understanding - Be familiar with basic concepts of sets, functions, induction, relations and graphs, matrices, determinants.
Intellectual and practical skills - Be able to carry out routine operations involving topics in the syllabus.
Transferable skills and personal qualities - Have a set of tools and methods that can be applied in the courses given in the host department or in subsequent years
This course unit combines material from COMP10020 and MATH19632. The former will cover aspects of discrete Maths necessary for study of Computer Science units and the latter will cover sequences and series, together with matrices and determinants. The discrete maths will be taught to this cohort of students separately, and they will join other students on MATH19632 for the second half of the course.
Discrete structures. Sets functions and maps
Relations and Graphs
Sequences and series
Matrices and determinants