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2010/1 Module Catalogue
Module Provider: Computing Short Name: COM1021
Level: HE1 Module Co-ordinator: RAYMAN JF Mr (Maths)
Number of credits: 10 Number of ECTS credits: 5
Module Availability


Assessment Pattern

Assessment Pattern



Unit(s) of Assessment



Weighting Towards Module Mark( %)








Coursework (individual)



Two pieces of coursework will be set during the semester






Qualifying Condition(s) 





A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass this module





Module Overview

Module Overview



This module presents basic mathematical methods needed for the computing courses, to students who may not in many cases have progressed beyond GCSE mathematics.







Pre-requisite/Co-requisites  - SUBJECT TO CHANGE 2010

Prior to the module students must have worked through an Algebra workbook which was be distributed to them in the Summer 09.



Module Aims

Module Aims

 To present the basic mathematical tools and methods necessary to underpin the Computing course material.


To cover the mathematics required for the level 2 module “Operations Research”.


Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes



Having successfully completed the module, students will be able to  


  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of 

·         basic algebra, function theory, trigonometry, linear algebra,series and differential calculus  


·         application of these methods to mathematical economics and financial mathematics  


·         the use of mathematical software (Maple)  


  • critically analyse and solve simple mathematical problems and perform calculations

     show logical thinking in problem solving

  •  manage to work effectively with self study material. 


Module Content
  • Module Content  

    • Basic Algebra  
    • Introduction to the theory of functions  
    • Graphs  
    • Simple Transformations  
    • Equation of the straight line  
    • Parabola, Circle  
    • Exponential and Logarithms  
    • Trigonometry  
    • Equations and inequalities  
    • Linear Algebra and its applications  
    • Differential Calculus and its applications  
    • Introduction to mathematical economics  
    • Introduction to financial mathematics 
Methods of Teaching/Learning

Methods of Teaching/Learning  


  • 29 lectures over 12 weeks 
  • 4  Maple Labs (weeks 3,5,7,9)  
  • 3 class tests and 1 diagnostic test  
  • 11 tutorials of which weeks 2,4,6,8,10 with lecturer and weeks 3,5,7,9,11 with postgraduate        (“maths surgeries”) 
  •  4 HELM booklets for self learning and to reinforce lecture material
  • 10 exercise sheets.  
  • Solutions to coursework will be provided




Selected Texts/Journals

Selected Texts/Journals  


he are no set books for this module, since sufficient information is contained in the material that will be distributed, however the following are useful background material 


  • Mathematics for Economics and Business Rebecca Taylor and SImon Hawkins (McGraw Hill) 


·       Mathematics in Engineering and Science  L.R.Mustoe and M.D.J.Barry (John Wiley).  


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