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Hours to complete

Approx. 21 hours to complete

Suggested: 7 hours/week...
Available languages

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Subtitles: English

What you will learn

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    1. Transform numbers between number bases and perform arithmetic in number bases

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    2. Identify, describe and compute sequences of numbers and their sums.

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    3. Represent and describe space numerically using coordinates and graphs.

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    4. Study, represent and describe variations of quantities via functions and their graphs.

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 21 hours to complete

Suggested: 7 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
9 hours to complete

Number Bases - Binary

In this week, we will cover the key concepts: Place value and Number systems. You will learn about the notion of number bases, how to do operate in binary....
Reading
13 videos (Total 138 min), 6 readings, 9 quizzes
Video13 videos
1.001 Introduction to number bases and modular arithmetic17m
1.101 Introduction to number bases17m
1.103 Place value for integers: binary to decimal7m
1.105 Place value for integers: decimal to binary5m
1.107 Place value for fractional numbers: binary9m
1.109 Rational and irrational numbers: decimal and binary20m
1.114 Summary of binary system and getting ready for operations in binary1m
1.201 Addition in binary4m
1.203 Subtraction in binary5m
1.205 Multiplication in binary6m
1.208 Review of Tasks 1 and 235m
1.210 Summary and context of binary in computing55s
Reading6 readings
0.003 Technical requirements10m
0.004 Optional reading1m
0.005 Acknowledgements1m
1.003 Number Bases Summative Quizs
1.112 Task 1: Algorithm for translation between decimal and binary10m
1.300 Number Bases Summative Quiz30m
Quiz8 practice exercises
1.102 Identifying number bases10m
1.104 Integer binary to decimal20m
1.106 Translating from decimal to binary (integers)20m
1.108 Translating between decimal and binary fractional numbers15m
1.110 Rational and irrational numbers: decimal and binary15m
1.202 Addition in binary15m
1.204 Subtraction in binary15m
1.206 Multiplication in binary15m
Week
2
Hours to complete
8 hours to complete

NUMBER BASES - other bases

In this week, we will extend the place value and number systems to Octal, Hexadecimal and any other bases. You will also be introduced to the usefulness of hexadecimal in computer science....
Reading
7 videos (Total 79 min), 1 reading, 7 quizzes
Video7 videos
2.103 Octal and hexadecimal (fractional)11m
2.105 Special relationship between binary and hexadecimal, and binary and octal12m
2.201 Hidden messages inside an image21m
2.301 Arithmetic in hexadecimal/octal9m
2.303 Other bases9m
2.401 Summary1m
Reading1 reading
2.203 Task 3: Steganography – instructions15m
Quiz6 practice exercises
2.102 Translate between decimal and octal or hexadecimal (integer)40m
2.104 Translate between decimal and hexadecimal or octal (fractional)20m
2.106 Translate between binary and hexadecimal/octal40m
2.302 Arithmetic in hexadecimal/octals
2.304 Other bases5m
2.401 Number Bases Summative Quizs
Week
3
Hours to complete
8 hours to complete

Modular arithmetic

In this week, we will cover the key concept of congruence modulo an integer. You will also be introduced to the usefulness of congruence and modular arithmetic operations in computer science....
Reading
9 videos (Total 111 min), 3 readings, 10 quizzes
Video9 videos
3.102 Computing n mod k13m
3.104 Addition mod k7m
3.106 Additive identity and inverse mod k8m
3.201 Multiplication mod k9m
3.204 Multiplicative identity, inverse mod k, exponentiation mod k31m
3.206 Mod, rem and division5m
3.301 Encryption using modular arithmetic20m
3.401 Summary4m
Reading3 readings
3.002 Instruction on the summative quiz
3.003 Modular Arithmetic Summative Quiz30m
3.302 Task 5: Encryption using modular arithmetic – instructions20m
Quiz9 practice exercises
3.101 Clock arithmetic5m
3.103 Computing n mod k15m
3.105 Addition mod k12m
3.108 Computing additive inverses mod k25m
3.203 Multiplication mod k15m
3.205 Computing multiplicative inverses mod k; exponentiation mod k30m
3.207 Use the operator ‘rem’10m
3.402 Modular Arithmetic Summative Quiz40m
Josephus problem30m
Week
4
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Sequences

In this week, we will cover the key concept of number sequences. You will look into more detail at a special family of sequences, called progressions, and study arithmetic and geometric progressions....
Reading
8 videos (Total 72 min), 6 readings, 5 quizzes
Video8 videos
4.101 Introduction to sequences of numbers6m
4.103 Defining sequences17m
4.201 Arithmetic progressions8m
4.203 Geometric progressions12m
4.301 ISO Paper format7m
4.305 Task 7: Investigating random numbers8m
4.401 Summary of Sequences and preparation for next week.1m
Reading6 readings
4.002 Instruction to the summative quiz
4.003 Sequences and Series Summative Quiz30m
4.004 Optional reading2m
4.302 Task 6: Investigating ISO paper format – instructions1m
4.307 Task 7: Generating random numbers – instructions10m
4.402 Sequences and Series Summative Quiz30m
Quiz4 practice exercises
4.102 Patterns in sequences10m
4.104 Defining sequences and terms5m
4.202 Working with arithmetic progressions20m
4.204 Geometric progressions; sequences15m

Instructors

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Dr Matthew Yee-King

Lecturer
Computing Department, Goldsmiths, University of London
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Dr Sara Santos

Lecturer of Mathematics
Computing Department, Goldsmiths, University of London

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About the Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Specialization

This specialisation covers topics ranging from basic computing principles to the mathematical foundations required for computer science. You will learn fundamental concepts of how computers work, which can be applied to any software or computer system. You will also gain the practical skillset needed to write interactive, graphical programs at an introductory level. The numerical mathematics component will provide you with numerical and computational tools that are essential for the problem solving and modelling stages of computer science....
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