Full Title:Mathematics for Computing 1
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:MATH C7Z05
 
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Description:Introduction to Calculation, Algebra, Logs, Exponential and Trigonometic functions and their application in computing.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. be competent in preforming computer science related arithmetic.
  2. create and use formulae.
  3. understand exponential laws in a computing setting.
  4. understand trigonometric functions and their related measures.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Calculation
­Use of calculator, scientific notation, precedence of operations, solving some relevant computing formulae, percentages and ratios.
Algebra
Formulation of worded computing and programming problems, logical structure and exactness in programming, transposition of formulae.
Indices, Logs and Exponentials
­Laws of indices, laws of logs, logs to the base 2, e and 10. log and exponential graphs.
Exponential Data
Verification of exponential data in computing, use of log-linear graph paper.
Trigonometric functions
Sine and cosine waves, plotting, amplitude, period, frequency, phase.
Numerical Approximations
Round, trunc, floor, errors, propogation of errors.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Short Answer Questions Written Test 1,2 25.00 0 0 Week 7 0
Short Answer Questions Written Test 3,4 25.00 0 0 Week 13 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 50.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Study No Description 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Study No Description 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Anthony Croft and Robert Davison 2010, Foundation Mathematics, 5 Ed., Pearson [ISBN: 978-0273730767]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • KA Stroud 2009, Foundation Mathemtatics, 1 Ed., Palgrave Macmillan [ISBN: 978-0230579071]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_KCOMP_7 Bachelor of Science in Computing 1 Mandatory
DK_KCOMB_6 Higher Certificate in Science in Computing and Business 3 Mandatory
DK_KCMP7_6 [Exit Award from L7] Higher Certificate in Science in Computing 1 Mandatory