Parent Programme

Bachelor of Science in Computing (Level 7 NFQ)

MODULE NFQ

Level 6

MODULE CREDIT UNITS

ECTS: 5

MODULE TITLE

Mathematics for IT 2

Reference Code: M2.2

Reference Code: M2.2

STAGE

Year 2

Spring Semester 2

12 Weeks X 3.15 Hours per week

The aim of the Mathematics for IT 2 module is to engender a critical mind-set in computing and computing based problems.

- Linear functions
- Polynomials
- Quadratic functions
- Cubic functions
- Exponential and logarithmic functions
- Quadratic curves: circles and ellipses
- Trigonometric functions

Use calculus to calculate derivatives.in Mathematics for IT 2 and produce solutions to real and evolving problems.

- Limits
- Derivative of polynomials
- Standard derivatives formulas: the product rule, quotient rule and chain rule
- Applications of derivatives: rates of change, critical points, maxima and minima
- Definite and indefinite integrals
- Applications of integrals

Upon successful completion of this module, the learner should be able to:

LO1

Create graphs of a variety of functions.

LO2

Understand the relationship between shape of a graph of a function and properties of that function.

LO3

Identify areas where calculus is useful.

LO4

Compute the derivative of a function using the rules of differentiation.

LO5

Generate solutions to calculus problems.

MIMLOs

Assessment

Percentage

1-3

Continuous Assessment

60%

1-5

Exam

40%

Where the combined marks of the assessment and examination do not reach the pass mark the learner will be required to repeat the element of assessment that they failed. Reassessment materials will be published on Moodle after the Examination Board and will be aligned to the MIMLOs and learners will be capped at 40% unless there are personal mitigating circumstances.

The aim of this module is to enable the learner to build on the knowledge and skills acquired at stage one through computational thinking and problem solving and Mathematics for Computing 1. It will enable the learner to see mathematics as an integral part of their studies and is necessary as part of successful progression both horizontally and vertically within the programme.

**This module will ensure learners meet the following objectives**:

- Recognise the applications of mathematics in computing.
- Learn about functions and their use in computing.
- Use calculus to calculate derivatives.
- Produce solutions to real and evolving problems.
- Engender a critical mind-set in computing and computing based problems.

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