COMP0011 Mathematics and Statistics
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Mathematics and Statistics
Terms 1 and 2
To provide a grounding in Mathematics and Statistics most relevant to a Computer Science undergraduate degree
On successful completion of the module, a student will be able to:
- apply concepts in mathematics and statistics to frame problems, and reason about them. Specific topics are detailed in the contents section.
Availability and prerequisites
This module delivery is available for selection on the below-listed programmes. The relevant programme structure will specify whether the module is core, optional, or elective.
In order to be eligible to select this module as optional or elective, where available, students must meet all prerequisite conditions to the satisfaction of the module leader. Places for students taking the module as optional or elective are limited and will be allocated according to the department’s module selection policy.
Programmes on which available:
In order to be eligible to select this module, student must have passed BSc/MEng Computer Science (Year 1)
- Trig, exp and log
- Limits and continuity
- Differential calculus of one and two variables
- Series summation and power series
- Complex numbers
- Vector spaces
- Probability, descriptive statistics
- Discrete random variables
- Continuous random variables
- Statistical estimation
- Hypothesis testing
An indicative reading list is available via http://readinglists.ucl.ac.uk/departments/comps_eng.html.
The module is delivered through lectures, problem classes, classroom tests and coursework.
This module delivery is assessed as below:
Written examination (2hrs 30mins)
Take home examination 1
Take home examination 2
In order to pass this module delivery, students must:
- achieve an overall weighted module mark of at least 40%; and
- achieve a mark of at least 30% in any components of assessment weighed ≥ 30% of the module.
Where a component comprises multiple assessments, the minimum mark applies to the overall component.