Module Identifier  CS10410  
Module Title  THE MATHEMATICS DRIVING LICENSE FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE  
Academic Year  2004/2005  
Coordinator  Dr Edel M Sherratt  
Semester  Semester 2  
Other staff  Dr Edel M Sherratt  
PreRequisite  NONE  
CoRequisite  NONE  
Mutually Exclusive  NONE  
Course delivery  Lecture  22 Hours  
Other  A paced worksheet for each of the six sections described in Content.  
Assessment 

This module aims to provide students with the basic skills needed for successful completion of part I, and will ensure that all Computer Science students are provided with the mathematical skills needed to ensure accessibility of all our part II modules.
CS10410 will provide students with a range of fundamental skills in mathematics and logical reasoning, which will support their learning in programming, architecture, communications, artificial intelligence, robotics and multimedia.
2. Relations and Functions: relations and their representation; injection, surjection, bijection; functions; commutativity, associativity, identity.
3. Numbers: natural numbers, integers, rational numbers, real numbers, complex numbers; arithmetic in different bases; fractions; expressing numbers to a given number of significant figures and to a given number of decimal places; graphs of functions; rates of growth of functions.
4. Basic Algebra: simplification of algebraic expressions; factors; arithmetic involving symbolic fractions; formula transposition; linear and quadratic equations.
5. Exponents and Logarithms: simplifying exponential expressions; logarithms to any base; the log and exponential functions; equations involving e and ln.
6. Logic and reasoning: truth tables for Boolean operators; unquantified propositions; using quantifiers to express statements about collections of values; manipulating quantified statements; axioms and theories; logical argument; valid and invalid reasoning.
This module is at CQFW Level 4