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MT4516   Finite Mathematics

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: 10.00 am Mon (even weeks), Tue and Thu

The aim of this module is to introduce students to some topics in the mathematics of combinatorial structures. This theory has wide applications, both in classical mathematics and in theoretical computer science. Topics to be covered may include: coding theory, finite geometries, Latin squares, designs.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you should pass MT2504 or pass MT2505

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2.5 lectures (weeks 1 - 10) and 1 tutorial (weeks 2 - 11).

Scheduled learning hours: 35

Guided independent study hours: 115

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 100%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 0%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%

Personnel

Module teaching staff: Dr C M Roney-Dougal