Aims/Description: This module introduces topics which will be useful throughout students' time as undergraduates and in employment. These skills fall into two categories: computer literacy and presentation skills.  One aim of this module is to develop programming skills within Python to perform mathematical investigations.  Students will also meet the typesetting package LaTeX, the web design language HTML, and Excel for spreadsheets.  These will be used for making investigations, and preparing reports and presentations into mathematical topics.

Staff Contact: JARVIS ASHLEY F
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Classroom testing, Practical skills assessment

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Mathematics and Statistics):

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