Unit Code: FIS301 / FIS401

Unit Title: Mathematics and Computer Applications

The Unit introduces students to the basic concepts in mathematics and computer applications in Mathematics. The Unit comprises of two components; I & II.

Component I is an introduction to mathematical concepts in algebra and calculus.

Component II is an introduction to basic computational methods in mathematics using mathematical and statistical packages for analysis. Students are aided to understand and appreciate the use of these packages as interface between computer applications and data manipulation, and its importance in fisheries studies, research and information dissemination.

The course is designed to achieve the following outcomes: enhance students’ analytical skills; help students to appreciate the application of computers in mathematical manipulations; keep students abreast with developments in information technology and; hone students’ interest in the use of modern technology in mathematical computations.