CM20318: Comparative programming languages
[Page last updated: 20 April 2021]
Academic Year:  2021/2 
Owning Department/School:  Department of Computer Science 
Credits:  6 [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] 
Notional Study Hours:  120 
Level:  Intermediate (FHEQ level 5) 
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Assessment Summary:  EX100 
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Requisites:  Before taking this module you must take CM10228 AND take CM10311 
Aims:  To introduce students to a mathematical basis to support computer science in general and other Computer Science units in particular. To provide a systemsbased understanding of data, data modelling, storage, access, retrieval and protection. 
Learning Outcomes:  1. Calculate and reason with sets, functions and relations using the language of set theory.
2. Write formal propositional and predicate calculus formulae to express mathematical assertions, reason formally, and recognise when formulae are correct. 2. Recognise and reason about elementary number theory. 4. Recognise rigorous mathematical proofs in ordinary mathematical language and write elementary proofs 5. Demonstrate understanding of the nature, capture, formal description and representation of data and its processing. 6. Be conversant with emerging database developments such as big data, data mining, and cloudbased data storage, and be able to critically review their professional, legal and ethical implications. 
Skills:  Use of IT (T/F, A), Problem Solving (T/F, A), Application of Number (T/F,A) 
Content:  Propositional and predicate calculus.
Sets, functions, and relations (e.g. injections, surjections, bijections, and relational composition). Elementary number theory (e.g. prime numbers, induction and modular arithmetic, rational numbers). Basic mathematical proofs using induction. Data modelling methodologies (e.g. UML and relational and nonrelational models). Data management and exchange techniques (e.g. relational algebra, SQL, normalization, and XML). Datamining, big data and pattern discovery in large datasets. Cloudbased, distributed data storage and its professional, legal and ethical implications. 
Programme availability: NB. Postgraduate programme information will be added when the postgraduate catalogues are published in August 2021 
CM20318 is Compulsory on the following programmes:Department of Computer Science

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