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MT4516   Finite Mathematics

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

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 must pass MT2504 or pass MT2505

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2.5 lectures (x 10 weeks) and 1 tutorial (x 10 weeks).

Assessment pattern

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

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


Module coordinator: Professor C M Roney-Dougal
Module teaching staff: Prof Colva Roney-Dougal, Dr James Belk