# BMA1010 - Mathematics for Computer Science

### Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours C

### Course content

• Logics: Statements, arguments, basic proof theory. Mathematical induction.
• Set theory and discrete functions.
• Number theory: Divisibility and congruence, Euclid's algorithm, Diffie-Hellman as application.
• Graph theory: Important types of graphs, graph isomorphy, trees. Graph theoretical algorithms, such as Prim's and Dijkstra's algorithms.
• Combinatorics: Counting results related to quantities, functions and graphs.

### Learning outcome

The course will give students knowledge of how mathematics is used in solving problems in computer science. It will also provide a foundation for further specialisation in mathematics and computer science. The course emphasises applications.

Knowledge: The candidate should demonstrate knowledge of the following

• concepts in logic of statements.
• common forms of mathematical proofs, including mathematical induction.
• basic set theory.
• discrete functions and relations.
• concepts and algorithms related to graphs, including trees and graphisomorphism.
• concepts, methods and results in number theory, modular calculus and cryptography.

Skills: The candidate can

• apply basic concepts, results and methods from the theory of statements and arguments, for example determine whether an argument is valid or invalid and determine whether two statements are equivalent
• construct simple mathematical proofs, including inductive proofs
• apply basic concepts and results related to set theory, discrete functions and relations, and can represent these in different ways
• apply basic concepts and results related to graphs, including equivalence relations, paths in graphs and graphisomorphism
• apply algorithms to smaller examples,
• apply basic concepts and methods from number theory related to divisibility, including Euclid's algorithm
• apply congruences calculations and perform Diffie-Hellman key exchange

General competence: The candidate

• can communicate about and by means of mathematics, and use relevant mathematical notation
• can use mathematics to model and solve theoretical and practical problems in situations relevant to their own field, in academic and professional contexts.

### Learning methods and activities

Lectures and exercises. Exercises will be based on assignments in a digital assessment system. Exercises and learning videos for self-study will be available as a supplement to the lectures.

Compulsory work: at least 75% of the exercises must be approved for admission to the exam. The number of obligatory assignments and weighting will be announced at the start of the semester.

### Compulsory assignments

• Obligatorisk arbeidskrav

### Further on evaluation

• There will be a school exam (in a digital examination system) at the end of the semester.
• A resit exam can be changed to oral exam.

### Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Digital Infrastructure and Cyber Security (BDIGSEC)
Programming (BPROG)

### Course materials

Recommended literature will be published at the beginning of semester.

### Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
DCST1004 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
• Mathematics
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mathematical Sciences

# Examination

#### Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 2023-12-01 09:00
Summer UTS School exam 100/100
• * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
Examination

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