Academic Year 2021/2022 - 1° Year
Teaching Staff Credit Value: 12
Scientific field
  • MAT/07 - Mathematical physics
  • INF/01 - Informatics
Taught classes: 84 hours
Term / Semester: 1° and 2°

Learning Objectives

  • Mathematics and Statistics

    The course aims to introduce the student to the basic concepts of the theory of functions of a real variable, with elements of analytical geometry. The student must be able to apply methods and basic concepts of probability and statistics to data analysis.

  • Basic and Applied Computer Science

    At the end of the course, the student will acquire information theory basic concepts and programming and reasoning systems global knowledge; He will know the computer networks and he will be able to identify related issues. Finally, he will own a global vision of the hypertext markup language (HTML) useful to develop and design a simple WEB site.

Course Structure

  • Mathematics and Statistics

    The course will take place through lectures with exercises

    Should the circumstances require online or blended teaching, appropriate modifications to what is hereby stated may be introduced, in order to achieve the main objectives of the course.

    To students with disabilities:
    Students with disabilities may ask for private meeting with the teacher to discuss about exams modality.
    For further information contact the CInAP reference teacher of our Department, prof. Teresa Musumuci.

  • Basic and Applied Computer Science

    Through lessons and practical sessions at the end of each learning unit (when planned).

    If the lessons are given in a mixed or remote way, the necessary changes with respect to what was previously stated may be introduced, in order to meet the program envisaged and reported in the syllabus.


    To guarantee equal opportunities and in compliance with the laws in force, interested students can ask for a personal interview in order to plan any compensatory and / or dispensatory measures, based on the didactic objectives and specific needs.

    It is also possible to contact the referent teacher CInAP (Center for Active and Participated Integration - Services for Disabilities and / or SLD) of our Department, Prof. Teresa Musumeci

Detailed Course Content

  • Mathematics and Statistics

    Basic concepts of set theory (union, intersection, function, injective and surjective function, composition of functions and invertible functions). Rational and real numbers. Numerical sets, extremes and intervals. Real functions of real variable and their Cartesian representation. Equation of the line, parallelism, perpendicularity. Recall of trigonometric functions, powers, exponentials, logarithms. Limit of a function, continuity, derivability, differentiability and regularity of a higher order. Composite and inverse functions. Crescence and convexity. Determination of extremes. Integration according to Riemann and determination of primitives.
    Computation of concentration eand dilution factors. Use of logarithmic graphs.
    Fundamental concepts of statistics and probability theory. Distribution and density of probability, mean, variance and joint and conditional probability. Some significant discrete and continuous distributions. Estimate of statistical parameters. Linear regression.

  • Basic and Applied Computer Science

    Section 1.

    Information theory basic concepts; Hardware, Software; Information technology; Computers types; PC components; Computer performances. Hardware: CPU; Memory; I/O peripherals; Memory devices. Software: applications, operating systems; Graphical User Interface; System development.

    Section 2.

    Computer networks: LAN, WAN; Intranet, extranet; Internet; PSTN line; Net applications; Digital world: e-mail, e-commerce. WEB; Basic concepts of Computer Network Security.

    Section 3.

    Introduction and definition of WEB; URI; HTML definition; Fundamental concepts; W3C consortium; Structure of a HTML document; TAG elements; Inline elements and block levels; Text Tag; Paragraphs; Colors and Fonts; Lists (ordered and not ordered); Links; Sounds and images; Tables; Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

Textbook Information

  • Mathematics and Statistics

    [T] Teacher's notes

    [MS] Marcellini-Sbordone: Elementi di Analisi Matematica I

    [G] Statistica, Lezioni ed esercizi, M.Garetto, freely available

  • Basic and Applied Computer Science

    Teacher's notes