- Official Course Descriptor (DRPS)
- Year Guide (common to all Informatics 2 courses)
- Teaching Staff
- Time and Places: lectures
- Course Schedule (and Lecture Slides)
- Tutorial Groups
- Coursework: Tutorial sheets (weekly), with last question on each sheet marked
- Textbook and reading materials
- Study guide
- NEW FOR THIS YEAR: Exam will be open book; a mock exam with solutions will become available
- Feedback

- Monday 16:10-17:00, Teviot LT, MEDS
- Tuesday 10:00-10:50, Weeks 1 & 7 Lecture Theatre C, DHT; Weeks 2-6, 8-10 Lecture Theatre 4, Appleton Tower
- Thursday 16:10-17:00, Teviot LT, MEDS

- Use of mathematical and logical notation to define and formally reason about mathematical concepts such as sets, relations, functions, and integers, and discrete structures like trees, graphs, and partial orders;

- Evaluate elementary mathematical arguments and identify fallacious reasoning

- Construct inductive hypothesis and carry out simple induction proofs;

- Use graph theoretic models and data structures to model and solve some basic problems in Informatics (e.g., network connectivity, etc.)

- Prove elementary arithmetic and algebraic properties of the integers, and modular arithmetic, explain some of their basic applications in Informatics, e.g., to cryptography.

- Compare the asymptotic growth growth rates of basic functions; derive asymptotic bounds, and limits, for simple series and recurrence relations. Use these to derive bounds on the resource consumption (e.g., running time) of simple iterative and recursive algorithms.

- Calculate the number of possible outcomes of elementary combinatorial processes such as permutations and combinations.

- Be able to construct discrete probability distributions based on simple combinatorial processes, and to calculate the probabilities and expectations of simple events under such discrete distributions.

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