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Unit information: Mathematics for Computer Science B in 2021/22

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Unit name Mathematics for Computer Science B
Unit code COMS10013
Credit points 20
Level of study C/4
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Professor. Calway
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

COMS10014 Mathematics for Computer Science A

Co-requisites

None

School/department Department of Computer Science
Faculty Faculty of Engineering

Description including Unit Aims

This unit and its pre-requisite, COMS10014 Mathematics for Computer Science A, provide the mathematical foundations for the rest of the programme.

This unit introduces students to three areas of mathematics:

  • Linear Algebra
  • Analysis
  • Statistics

This unit also continues to expand students’ ability to reason mathematically, e.g. to employ precision and abstraction, and to recognise which mathematical tool is right for which situation.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Building on COMS10014 Mathematics for Computer Science A, about completing this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Perform the calculations, algorithms and other techniques taught in the unit.
  2. Recognise and apply mathematical precision and abstraction.
  3. Select appropriate mathematical tools and methods of reasoning to create models and solve problems.
  4. Solve problems in the areas of linear algebra, analysis and statistics.

Teaching Information

Teaching will be delivered through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous sessions, including lectures, practical activities supported by drop-in sessions, problem sheets and self-directed exercises.

Assessment Information

Exam (Summer, 100%)

In addition to the assessment, this unit has a "must pass" hurdle: students are required to attend and sign in to at least 75% of the workshop classes.

Resources

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If you are unable to access a list through Blackboard, you can also find it via the Resource Lists homepage. Search for the list by the unit name or code (e.g. COMS10013).

How much time the unit requires
Each credit equates to 10 hours of total student input. For example a 20 credit unit will take you 200 hours of study to complete. Your total learning time is made up of contact time, directed learning tasks, independent learning and assessment activity.

See the Faculty workload statement relating to this unit for more information.

Assessment
The Board of Examiners will consider all cases where students have failed or not completed the assessments required for credit. The Board considers each student's outcomes across all the units which contribute to each year's programme of study. If you have self-certificated your absence from an assessment, you will normally be required to complete it the next time it runs (this is usually in the next assessment period).
The Board of Examiners will take into account any extenuating circumstances and operates within the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.

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