Foundations of Computing 2
King's College London
Area of Study
Computer Programming, Computer Science, Information Sciences
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
To introduce the basic concepts of computational mathematics which are needed in other modules.
After studying this module, the students will be able to work with integers, matrices, recurrences, graphs and
probabilities; model and solve practical problems by using the taught methods and design efficient algorithms for
graph, matrix and number theoretic problems in computer science.
Trees: Search trees, minimum weight spanning trees, encodings of trees
Shortest path algorithms
Colouring graphs, and applications to scheduling problems
Travelling salesman and Euler tour problems
Huffman trees and prefix codes
Analysis of recursive algorithms
Counting binary trees
Euclids algorithm for greatest common divisors
Primality testing, integer factorisation
Applications to systems of linear equations and matrix inverses
Probability and statistics:
Basic definitions and examples
Conditional probability and independence
Random variables, mean and variance, standard deviation
N-grams in language processing
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