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Mathematics for Computing

FST10012

Duration
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Prerequisites
Nil

Corequisites
Nil

Contact hours
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Credit Points
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Aims and learning outcomes

This unit aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to apply, interpret and use mathematical techniques in various situations relevant to computer applications.

Students who successfully complete this unit should be able to:

  1. Identify the fundamentals of number systems and number theory
  2. Interpret the fundamentals of algebraic modelling and generalize solutions to algebraic equations
  3. Express convincing arguments, generalize basic mathematical proofs and discriminate between valid and fallacious arguments
  4. Apply mathematical knowledge and skills to solve a variety of discrete mathematical and simple computational problems
  5. Define and recognize basic probability concepts

Unit information

Content

  1. Number Systems: Number bases
  2. Number Theory: Modular arithmetic, Series, Exponents and Logarithms
  3. Algebra: Basic operations and practical applications, Matrix
  4. Discreet Structures: Set theory and logic, Boolean Algebra and Proof Technique
  5. Probability
  6. Statistics