IN1150 – Logical Methods
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Changes in the course due to coronavirus
Autumn 2020 we plan for teaching and examinations to be conducted as described in the course description and on semester pages. However, changes may occur due to the corona situation. You will receive notifications about any changes at the semester page and/or in Canvas.
Spring 2020: Teaching and examinations was digitilized. See changes and common guidelines for exams at the MN faculty spring 2020.
This is a course in basic mathematical and logical methods. Emphasis is placed on understanding and applying mathematical concepts and notation relevant to a study in computer science. The course exercises the ability to think systematically from assumptions, solve theoretical problems, as well as formalize and carry out mathematical reasoning on their own.
After finishing IN1150, you´ll be able to:
- implement, understand and formalize mathematical reasoning using different proofing methods.
- apply basic quantitative and know basic notation and terminology regarding sets
- understand the basic statement logic and first order logic, ie logical concepts such as valuation, logical equivalence, logical consistency, validity, fulfillment, falsibility and contradiction.
- define, apply and calculate basic mathematical structures such as amounts, tuples, relationships, functions, equivalences, partitions, formulas, strings, languages, graphs, regular expressions.
- define sets inductively, define recursive functions on these quantities and prove claims about these using induction evidence.
- apply and explain basic combinatorics, graph theory, formal languages and logical calculations.
Admission to the course
Students at UiO register for courses and exams in Studentweb.
Special admission requirements
In addition to fulfilling the Higher Education Entrance Qualification, applicants have to meet the following special admission requirements:
- Mathematics R1 or Mathematics (S1+S2)
The special admission requirements may also be covered by equivalent studies from Norwegian upper secondary school or by other equivalent studies. Read more about special admission requirements (in Norwegian).
- 10 credits overlap with INF1080 – Logical Methods for Computer Science (continued).
- 5 credits overlap with INF1800 – Logic and Computability (discontinued).
- 5 credits overlap with MAT1030 – Discrete mathematics (discontinued).
- 5 credits overlap with HUMIT1750 – Logikk og beregninger (discontinued).
- 5 credits overlap with HUMIT1750MN – Logikk og beregninger (discontinued).
- 5 credits overlap with SLI1.
- 5 credits overlap with SLI110.
- 5 credits overlap with HUMIT1751 – Beregnbarhet (discontinued).
- 5 credits overlap with FIL1400.
- 5 credits overlap with MAT1140 – Structures and Arguments.
Spring semester: Students are offered 4 hours of lectures and 2 hours of group lectures each week, combined with online education. Getting mandatory assignments approved is required. Read more about requirements for assignment of assignments, group work and legal cooperation under guidelines for mandatory tasks.
Attendance of the first lecture is compulsory.
Autumn semester: Students are offered online lessions with video and interactive tasks. The video content corresponds to 4 hours of lectures per week. Academic dialogue and follow-up are provided through call services and/or discussion boards. Submission of mandatory assignments with feedback from subject coordinators and fellow students will be facilitated. Read more about requirements for assignment of assignments, group work and legal cooperation under guidelines for mandatory tasks.
4 hours written digital exam. Mandatory assignments must be approved to be allowed to take the exam.
It will also be counted as one of your three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: INF1080 - Logical Methods for Computer Science (continued
Examination support material
No examination support material is allowed.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Resit an examination
Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester. Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.