CS147-10 Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications 2

Academic year
Computer Science
Undergraduate Level 1
Module leader
Ramanujan Maadapuzhi Sridharan
Credit value
Module duration
10 weeks
Study location
University of Warwick main campus, Coventry
Introductory description

This module is designed to introduce students to language and methods of the area of Discrete Mathematics.

Module aims

The focus of the module is on basic mathematical concepts in discrete maths and on applications of discrete mathematics in algorithms and data structures. One of the aims will be to show students how discrete mathematics can be used in modem computer science (with the focus on algorithmic applications).

Outline syllabus

This is an indicative module outline only to give an indication of the sort of topics that may be covered. Actual sessions held may differ.

Big-Oh notation and its use in the analysis of algorithms.
Basic concepts from graph theory; such as trees, matchings, euler tours, colorings and cuts.
Applications of discrete probability; such as probabilistic method, random walks and entropy.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students should be able to:

Indicative reading list

To be finalised.

Subject specific skills

Basic knowledge of graph theory and its applications in algorithms
Basic knowledge of discrete probability and its applications in algorithms
Understanding and using asymptotic notations in design and analysis of algorithms

Transferable skills

Communication - Reading and writing mathematical proofs
Critical thinking - problem solving

Study time

Type Required
Lectures 30 sessions of 1 hour (30%)
Seminars 9 sessions of 1 hour (9%)
Private study 31 hours (31%)
Assessment 30 hours (30%)
Total 100 hours
Private study description

Revision of lectures
Going through the problems solved during seminar sessions
Solving past exam papers


No further costs have been identified for this module.

You do not need to pass all assessment components to pass the module.

Students can register for this module without taking any assessment.

Assessment group D
Weighting Study time
Coursework 20% 10 hours

Homework exercise consisting of several problems.

In-person Examination 80% 20 hours

CS137 final exam (Summer)

  • Answerbook Pink (12 page)
Assessment group R
Weighting Study time
In-person Examination - Resit 100%

CS137 resit exam (September)

  • Answerbook Pink (12 page)
Feedback on assessment

Marked scripts available on students' request

Past exam papers for CS147


This module is Core for:

  • Year 1 of UCSA-G4G1 Undergraduate Discrete Mathematics
  • Year 1 of UCSA-G4G3 Undergraduate Discrete Mathematics

This module is Option list B for:

  • Year 1 of UMAA-G105 Undergraduate Master of Mathematics (with Intercalated Year)
  • UMAA-G100 Undergraduate Mathematics (BSc)
    • Year 1 of G100 Mathematics
    • Year 1 of G100 Mathematics
  • UMAA-G103 Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath)
    • Year 1 of G103 Mathematics (MMath)
    • Year 1 of G103 Mathematics (MMath)
  • Year 1 of UMAA-G106 Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) with Study in Europe
  • Year 1 of UMAA-G1NC Undergraduate Mathematics and Business Studies
  • Year 1 of UMAA-G1N2 Undergraduate Mathematics and Business Studies (with Intercalated Year)
  • Year 1 of UMAA-GL11 Undergraduate Mathematics and Economics
  • Year 1 of UECA-GL12 Undergraduate Mathematics and Economics (with Intercalated Year)
  • Year 1 of UMAA-G101 Undergraduate Mathematics with Intercalated Year