BMA1020 - Mathematics for Programming


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 5 hours

Course content

Probability theory

Discrete Probability. Expectation and variance. Simulations. Absorbing Markov Chains.


Bitwise logic. Negative and floating point numbers in binary. Logical puzzles. Backtracking.


Transformations in 3 dimensions. Rotations, Euler angles and quaternions

Procedural Methods 

Flocking. Perlin noise and midpoint displacement. Interpolation.


Differentiation and integration. Newtons laws. Elastic collisions. Particle systems.

Introduction to functional programming in Python and Haskell.

Learning outcome

Knowledge about - Applications of mathematics in programming - Elementary mechanics for games/applications - The role of mathematics in software development Skills in - Translating mathematics to code - Using relevant mathematical symbols and formulas - Applying mathematical libraries - General logical and mathematical reasoning General competencies - Problem solving and description of problems and their solutions - Programming - Written communication in English

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and tutorials Compulsory assignments: 

Compulsory assignments

  • Øvinger

Further on evaluation

Re sit exam in August

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Published notes and downloadable books. Web resources.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: English

Location: Gjøvik

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mathematical Sciences


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 2022-06-07 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * 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.

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