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Mathematics for Computing

Short name: MFC
SITS code: COIY040H4
Credits: 15
Level: 4
Module leader: Oded Lachish
Lecturer(s): Oded Lachish, Paul Newman

Module outline

This module covers the fundamentals of mathematics commonly applied to computing. It aims to introduce the basic elements of discrete mathematics that provide a foundation for the understanding of algorithms and data structures used in computer science.

Aims

On successful completion of this course you will:

  • Be competent with the basic elements of discrete mathematics
  • Be familiar with algorithms
  • Have an understanding of the data structures used in computer science

Timetable

All dates and timetables are listed in programme handbooks, found in the downloads section of individual programme pages.

Enrolled students can find their personal teaching timetable and location of classes on their My Birkbeck profile.

Assessment

Coursework (30%) One two hour written examination (70%).

Recommended reading

Lipshutz, S, Schaum's Outline Essential Computer Mathematics