# COMP206P - Mathematics and Statistics

**This database contains the 2017-18 versions of syllabuses.**

**Note:** Whilst every effort is made to keep the syllabus and assessment records correct, the precise details must be checked with the lecturer(s).

Code | COMP206P |
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Year | 2 |

Prerequisites | Year 1 of the Computer Science undergraduate degree programme |

Term | 1 and 2 |

Taught By | Lewis Griffin (Department of Computer Science) (50%) Hilde Herbots (Department of Statistical Science) (50%) |

Aims | To provide a grounding in Mathematics and Statistics most relevant to a Computer Science undergraduate degree |

Learning Outcomes |

# Content

### Mathematics

- Trig, exp and log
- polynomials
- limits and continuity
- differential calculus of one and two variables
- integration
- series summation and power series
- complex numbers
- vector spaces

### Statistics

- Probability, descriptive statistics
- discrete random variables
- continuous random variables
- statistical estimation
- hypothesis testing

# Method of Instruction

Lectures, problem classes and coursework

# Assessment

The course has the following assessment components:

- Written Examination (2.5 hours, 80%);
- Coursework Section (3 pieces, 20%).

To pass this course, students must:

- Obtain an overall pass mark of 40% for all components combined;
- Obtain a minimum mark of 30% in each component worth ≥ 30% of the module as a whole.

# Resources

Reading list available via the UCL Library catalogue.