2017-2018 / MATH2019-1

Mathematics for computing 1


30h Th, 30h Pr

Number of credits

 Bachelor in computer science6 crédits 
 Master in data science (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in computer science (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in computer science (60 ECTS)5 crédits 


Emilie Charlier, N...



Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

- Propositional logic (application : electric circuits) and first order logic (application : expert systems, formalisation of natural languages);
- Arithmetic (application : various position numeration systems);
- Naive set theory (including finite and infinite cardinal arithmetic);
- Introduction to finite structures such as groups or rings (application to cryptography);
- Classical combinatory, linear recurring equations, inclusion-exclusion principle.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Its objective is twofold :
- to give a first background for various mathematical topics closely linked with theoretical computer science,
- to improve correctness of inductive reasonning, and in particular to insure a good translation from natural to formal languages.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills


Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The exercice lessons have a double objective : first illustrate the concepts and results of the theoretical part, and second provide applications of the theory.

Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)

Class on Friday morning during the second semester, at the Institute of Mathematics, B37.

Recommended or required readings

I recommand the syllabus of Georges Hansoul "Mathématiques pour l'informatique", which won't replace careful personal notes of the students during the class.

Assessment methods and criteria

June : written examination, theory and exercices.
September : written examination, theory and exercices.

Work placement(s)


Organizational remarks



Institute of Mathematics - B37
Bureau 1/22
Allée de la Découverte, 12 - 4000 Liège
(Sart Tilman)
Tél. : 04/366.93.84
Fax : 04/366.95.47
E-mail : echarlier@ulg.ac.be(G.Hansoul@ulg.ac.be )

Tél. : 04/366.94.32
E-mail : J.Raskin@ulg.ac.be