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CS131 - Mathematics for Computer Scientists 2

  • Module code: CS131
  • Module name: Mathematics for Computer Scientists 2
  • Department: Computer Science
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

To provide students with sufficient mathematical knowledge to enable them to understand the foundations of their subject for both study purposes and later career development; To bridge the gap in style and content between A-level and university mathematics and to introduce students to the language and methods of professional mathematics.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the students should be able to: Carry out formal and informal mathematical proofs; Use effectively techniques for the analysis and transformation of vector spaces and the solution of sets of linear equations; Perform operations of the differential and integral calculus with confidence and precision; Understand the basics of probabilistic analysis and be able to apply the methods in practical examples.

Timetabled teaching activities

Term 2, 30 lectures and 8 seminars

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: CS131-15)
D (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Course Work 20%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 80%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • BSc Computing Systems (G400) - Year 1
  • MEng Computing Systems (G402) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Computer Science (G500) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Computer Science MEng (G503) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Computer and Management Sciences (G5N1) - Year 1
Optional Core