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Mathematics for Computing COMP 1114

Computer Systems Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

COMP 1114 is partially discrete mathematics, partially an introduction to linear equations and assumes that students have a good understanding of Grade 12 Mathematics. The purpose of Mathematics for Computing is to give a solid foundation for follow-on technical and programming courses at BCIT. This course is divided in four parts; (1) Number systems and data representation; (2) Boolean algebra and design of logic circuits; (3) Exponential and logarithmic functions; and (4) Matrix methods in Linear algebra. COMP 1114 is equivalent to several full-time diploma courses; COMP 1113 –Applied Mathematics in Computer Systems Technology, CST; MATH 1310 -Technical Math for IT in Computer Information Technology, CIT; MATH 1320 –Mathematics for Computing in Full Stack Web Development, FSWD. Mathematics for Computing is also a required course in the Computer Systems Certificate, CSC and an elective in the Applied Computer information Systems, ACIS associate certificate. Upon successful completion of COMP 1114, students who achieve 60% may move on to the next level; COMP 2121 – Discrete Mathematics and COMP 2825- Computer Architecture.

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

4.0

Domestic fees

$652.02

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2024

Below are four offerings of COMP 1114 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 69550

Duration

Wed May 01 - Wed Jul 17 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 69550
  • Domestic fees $652.02
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
May 01 - Jul 17 Wed 17:30 - 21:30 Burnaby SW03 Rm. 2765
Instructor

Goran Ruzic

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$652.02

Important information
  1. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  2. Course is 48 hours on campus. This is a BYOD (bring your own device) course, participants must provide their own current model PC with an i5 or higher equivalent processor, 8 GB of RAM minimum, 256 GB minimum storage and high-speed internet access. Late registration is not permitted.
Status

CRN 67125

Duration

Thu May 02 - Thu Jun 27 (8 weeks)

  • 8 weeks
  • CRN 67125
  • Domestic fees $652.02
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
May 02 - Jun 27 Mon, Thu 18:30 - 21:30 Burnaby SE12 Rm. 313
Instructor

Goran Ruzic

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$652.02

Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. Please email cstflex@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Course is 48 hours on campus. This is a BYOD (bring your own device) course, participants must provide their own current model PC with an i5 or higher equivalent processor, 8 GB of RAM minimum, 256 GB minimum storage and high-speed internet access. Late registration is not permitted. No class May 20 (Victoria Day).
Status

CRN 67127

Duration

Fri Apr 26 - Fri Jul 12 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 67127
  • Domestic fees $652.02
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 26 - May 31 Fri 18:00 - 22:00 Online
Jun 07 Fri 18:00 - 22:00 Burnaby SE12 Rm. 313
Jun 14 - Jul 05 Fri 18:00 - 22:00 Online
Jul 12 Fri 18:00 - 22:00 Burnaby SE12 Rm. 313
Instructor

Nabil Al-Rousan

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$652.02

Important information
  1. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  2. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. Course is 48 hours synchronous online classes. Late registration is not permitted. Midterm June 7 in SE 12 313 at the Burnaby Campus; Final exam July 12 in SE12 313 at the Burnaby campus.
Status

Full

This course offering is full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

CRN 67126

Duration

Sat Apr 27 - Sat Jul 20 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 67126
  • Domestic fees $652.02
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 27 - Jul 20 Sat 09:00 - 13:00 Burnaby SE12 Rm. 313
Instructor

Simin Sadat Chavoshi Jolfaee

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$652.02

Important information
  1. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  2. Course is 48 hours on campus. This is a BYOD (bring your own device) course, participants must provide their own current model PC with an i5 or higher equivalent processor, 8 GB of RAM minimum, 256 GB minimum storage and high-speed internet access. Late registration is not permitted. Class in session May 18 (Victoria Day); No class June 29 (Canada Day).
Status

Full

This course offering is full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the concept of positional number system.
  • Explain how numbers, text and graphics are represented inside the computer memory.
  • Perform arithmetic operations with numbers represented in different number systems (binary, octal, and hexadecimal) and different computer representations (1s and 2s complement, Excess, BCD, and floating point representation).
  • Explain the Boolean algebra concepts: Boolean variables, basic and derived operators, postulates, algebraic laws and theorems, Boolean expressions and functions.
  • Build a corresponding truth table for a Boolean expression.
  • Build a Boolean expression from a truth table or from a Min-term/Max term expression.
  • Define canonical forms: Sum of Products (SOP) and Product of Sums (POS).
  • Simplify Boolean expressions using mathematical proof (Boolean algebra postulates, laws and theorems) and Karnaugh maps.
  • Analyze and simplify the works of combinatorial logic circuits.
  • Use AND, OR, NOT, NAND, NOR, XOR and XNOR gates to design simple logic circuits.
  • Apply mathematical concepts to real life problems by designing logic circuits using Boolean algebra: simple decision systems, adders, comparators, and decoders.
  • Solve logarithmic and exponential equations.
  • Determine if a system of linear equations has a unique solution (independent), an infinite number of solutions (dependent) or no solution (inconsistent).
  • Perform basic operations on matrices: addition and subtraction, multiplication with a scalar, matrix multiplication, and finding the inverse.
  • Perform elementary row operations on matrices to find the solutions of a system of linear equations.
  • Solve systems of linear equations using determinants and matrices.
  • Solve logarithmic and exponential equations.
  • Move on to COMP 2121 - Discrete Mathematics and COMP 2825 Computer Architecture.

Effective as of Winter 2021

Related Programs

Mathematics for Computing (COMP 1114) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Applied Computer Information Systems (ACIS)
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  2. Computer Systems
    Certificate Part-time

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