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Computer Science and Mathematics Preparatory Course

The "Computer Science and Mathematics" preparatory course will combine a hands-on introduction to programming in python with a revision of elementary mathematical concepts. The topics include data types, data structures, control structures and data visualisation on the programming side and they will be applied to vector/matrix calculation, integration/differentiation of functions and differential equations.

The course is meant for students who are about to start the Cognitive Science Master Program at the Ruhr-University .



Course type
Lab courses
Winter Term 2020/2021


Lab course
Takes place every day on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 13:00 to 15:30 in room IA 0/158-79 - PC-Pool 1.
First appointment is on 12.10.2020
Last appointment is on 23.10.2020


Lecture slides Variables and Control Statements
Exercises Task Solutions - Variables and Control Statements
Lecture slides Functions in Math and Programming
Exercises Task Solutions - Functions in Math and Programming
Lecture slides Programming Session I
Exercises Solutions Programming Session
Lecture slides Coordinate Systems and Trigonometry
Exercises Template Coordinate Systems and Trigonometry
Exercises Solutions Coordinate Systems and Trigonometry
Lecture slides Function Limits and Differentiation
Video Recording Limits and Differentiation
Exercises Template Limits and Differentiation

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Exercises Template Function Limits and Differentiation (Mac)

Version without pygame for Mac users

Exercises Task Solutions Function Limits and Differentiation
Lecture slides Întegration
Video Recording Integration
Exercises Template Integration
Exercises Solutions Integration
Lecture slides Differential Equations
Video Recording Differential Equations
Exercises Task Template Differential Equations
Exercises Task Template Differential Equations (Mac)

Template without pygame for Mac users

Exercises Solutions Differential Equations
Lecture slides Programming Session II
Exercises Hangman Template

For the uncreative...

Exercises Solutions Programming Session II
Document Test Topics
Lecture slides Outlook: Matrices and Object Oriented Programming
Exercises Unimanager Module

The Institut für Neuroinformatik (INI) is a central research unit of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. We aim to understand the fundamental principles through which organisms generate behavior and cognition while linked to their environments through sensory systems and while acting in those environments through effector systems. Inspired by our insights into such natural cognitive systems, we seek new solutions to problems of information processing in artificial cognitive systems. We draw from a variety of disciplines that include experimental approaches from psychology and neurophysiology as well as theoretical approaches from physics, mathematics, electrical engineering and applied computer science, in particular machine learning, artificial intelligence, and computer vision.

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