CISC * 1001 Computing and Quantitative Reasoning

3 hours; 3 credits

Computers, programming, and their basis in quantitative reasoning. Information representation, base systems and numeric conversions between bases. The nature of algorithms; use of graphs to compare performance of algorithms. Designing and writing programs to solve mathematical problems. Feasibility and computability based on mathematical analysis. Drawing inferences from results. Computer and network security and privacy, including encryption techniques and lockout algorithms based on algebraic methods and mathematical logic. Satisfies Pathways Required Core Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning requirement.


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