After finishing this course you will be able to recognise problems that can be solved by differentiation, integration and probability theory. You will also be familiar with the fundamental methods to actually solve those problems. In particular, the criteria for the assessment are along the following aspects:
- Ability to apply the appropriate method(s)
- Accuracy of computations
- Remembering the most essential formulas (also necessary for understanding)
- Clarity of the description of solutions
- Clarity of logical steps
- Recognising relations among representations
- Making sense and persevering to find ways to solve a problem
This is an introductory course, in which a student learns the most important topics within calculus and probability theory that a computer scientist needs to know.
NWI-IPC020 Mathematical Structures and NWI-IBC016 Combinatorics. There is no other pre-requisite for this course; however, a mathematical maturity is required because of many subtle, new concepts and the applications of all the mathematical topics that have been covered before university. Therefore, you should make sure that you have a solid knowledge of all pre-calculus material.