Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G2 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. FMA661 overlaps following cours/es: FMA091. Compulsory for: IDA2. Course coordinator: Director of Studies, Anders Holst,, Mathematics. Recommended prerequisits: Basic courses in single variable calculus and linear algebra. Assessment: Written test comprising theory and problem solving. Home page:

The course has two main aims:

1) to present the basics of discrete mathematics, with particular emphasis on concepts which are important in computer science

2) to give a general introduction to probability theory.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Sets. Logic. Proof techniques. Combinatorics. Recursion. Relations. Functions.

The probability axioms. Conditional probability. Independent events. Stochastic variables. Expectation and variance. The normal distribution, the binomial distribution and other important distributions. Functions of stochastic variables.

Vännman, K: Matematisk statistik. Studentlitteratur 2 uppl 2002. ISBN: 9789144016900.
Eriksson, K & Gavel, H: Diskret matematik och diskreta modeller. Studentlitteratur 2002. ISBN: 9789144024653.