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COMP 1114 - Mathematics for Computing

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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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)

Math 12 (Pre-Calculus)

Credits

4.0

Cost

$599.00

Winter 2021

Below are three offerings of this course for the Winter 2021 term.

CRN 88388

Mon Jan 04 - Mon Mar 29 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 29 Mon 18:00 - 22:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$599.00

Notes

  1. Late registration is not permitted. Please sign in to the Learning Hub on the course start date for details on how the course will be delivered online. No class on February 15 (Family Day).

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

Cancelled

CRN 88386

Sat Jan 09 - Sat Mar 27 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 09 - Mar 27 Sat 09:00 - 13:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Simin Sadat Chavoshi Jolfaee

Course Outline

Cost

$599.00

Notes

  1. Late registration is not permitted. Please sign in to the Learning Hub on the course start date for details on how the course will be delivered online. Class is in session on February 13 (Family Day).

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

In Progress and Full

CRN 88371

Tue Jan 12 - Tue Mar 30 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 12 - Mar 30 Tue 18:00 - 22:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Goran Ruzic

Course Outline

Cost

$599.00

Notes

  1. Late registration is not permitted. Please sign in to the Learning Hub on the course start date for details on how the course will be delivered online.

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

In Progress

Spring/Summer 2021

Below are three offerings of this course for the Spring/Summer 2021 term.

CRN 67126

Sat Apr 24 - Sat Jul 17 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 24 - Jul 17 Sat 09:00 - 13:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Simin Sadat Chavoshi Jolfaee

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$599.00

Notes

  1. Course is 48 hours synchronous remote classes. Please sign in to the Learning Hub (learn.bcit.ca) on the course start date and time (not before) for details on how the course will be delivered online. Late registration is not permitted. No class on May 22 (Victoria Day).

A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students. International students: this may impact your ability to register. Learn why.

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9 seats available as of Mar 7, 2021 1:42 pm (PST). Of these 9, 6 are currently reserved for domestic students only. Availability may change at any time.

CRN 67127

Sat Apr 24 - Sat Jul 17 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 24 - Jul 17 Sat 14:00 - 18:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Simin Sadat Chavoshi Jolfaee

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$599.00

Notes

  1. Course is 48 hours synchronous remote classes. Please sign in to the Learning Hub (learn.bcit.ca) on the course start date and time (not before) for details on how the course will be delivered online. Late registration is not permitted. No class on July 1 (Canada Day).

A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students. International students: this may impact your ability to register. Learn why.

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16 seats available as of Mar 7, 2021 1:42 pm (PST). Of these 16, 10 are currently reserved for domestic students only. Availability may change at any time.

CRN 67125

Mon Apr 26 - Mon Jun 21 8 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 26 - Jun 21 Mon/Thu 18:30 - 21:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Goran Ruzic

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$599.00

Notes

  1. Course is 48 hours synchronous remote classes. Please sign in to the Learning Hub (learn.bcit.ca) on the course start date and time (not before) for details on how the course will be delivered online. Late registration is not permitted. No class on May 24 (Victoria Day).

A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students. International students: this may impact your ability to register. Learn why.

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14 seats available as of Mar 7, 2021 1:42 pm (PST). Of these 14, 8 are currently reserved for domestic students only. Availability may change at any time.

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

COMP 1114 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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

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