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

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

COMS10014 Mathematics for Computer Science A



School/department Department of Computer Science
Faculty Faculty of Engineering


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 details

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 Details

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.


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