- Academic Registry
Programme & Unit Catalogues


CM10312: Mathematics for computation

[Page last updated: 20 April 2021]

Academic Year: 2021/2
Owning Department/School: Department of Computer Science
Credits: 3      [equivalent to 6 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 60
Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Period:
Semester 2
Assessment Summary: CW 25%, EX 75%
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Requisites: Before taking this module you must take CM10311
Aims: To teach the underlying mathematics required for computer science within the Computer Science programmes.

Learning Outcomes: On completion of the unit, the students will be able to:
1. Calculate with the rudiments of linear algebra.
2. Reason about series to the point of Taylor/Maclaurin expansions.
3. Use appropriate software tools for linear algebra and calculus.

Skills: Application of Number (T/F,A), Problem Solving (T/F,A).

Content: Aspects of Linear Algebra such as elementary matrices and vectors, Gaussian elimination, inverses, determinants, Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors, equations of lines and planes in space.
Aspects of sequences and series such as convergence, real numbers, partial derivatives, absolute convergence, comparison and integral tests, Taylor/Maclaurin series.

Programme availability:
NB. Postgraduate programme information will be added when the postgraduate catalogues are published in August 2021

CM10312 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Computer Science
  • USCM-AFB06 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science (Year 1)
  • USCM-AAB07 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science with Study year abroad (Year 1)
  • USCM-AKB07 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • USCM-AFB27 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (Year 1)
  • USCM-AAB27 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence with Study year abroad (Year 1)
  • USCM-AKB27 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • USCM-AFM01 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science (Year 1)
  • USCM-AAM02 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science with Study year abroad (Year 1)
  • USCM-AKM02 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • USCM-AFM27 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (Year 1)
  • USCM-AAM27 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence with Study year abroad (Year 1)
  • USCM-AKM27 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence with Year long work placement (Year 1)

Notes:

  • This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2021/22 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2022/23 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2021/22.
  • Programmes and units are subject to change in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.
  • Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.