PLIN004 Elementary mathematics and statistics for Humanities, Pt. I

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2022
Extent and Intensity
2/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
RNDr. Vojtěch Kovář, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
RNDr. Vojtěch Kovář, Ph.D.
Department of Czech Language - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jaroslava Vybíralová
Supplier department: Department of Czech Language - Faculty of Arts
Thu 14:00–15:40 K21
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 50 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 24/50, only registered: 0/50, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/50
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course is aimed at students of humanities (especially Czech Language with Orientation on Computer Linguistics) who for their studies need also essentials of mathematics and statistics. Students will get acquainted with necessary essentials of mathematics and statistics that will be used in their courses from the field of humanities. Attention is paid especially o the theory of sets, linear equations, descriptive statistics, theory of probability, random entities and their distribution of probabilities.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, the student will be able to: - formulate basic mathematical definitions, including inductive definitions,
- provide simple proofs, including inductive proofs,
- work with general notions in mathematics such as set, relation, function, number, - read and write predicate logic formulae.
  • Main areas: 1. Mathematical principles (definition-theorem-proof), types of proofs. 2. Propositional logic, mathematical induction. 3. Essentials of set theory: sets, enumeration of elements, basic operation with sets, Cartesian product. 4. Sets of numbers: natural numbers, integral numbers, rational numbers, real numbers, arithmetic operations, sequences and series. 5. Relation an function. 6. Equivalence and orders. 7. Introduction to formal linguistics, language as set of words/sentences, formal grammar, Chomsky hierarchy of grammars and corresponding computational models (finite state automata, push-down automata, Turing machines).
    recommended literature
  • Základy matematiky (Rosický):
  • ANDĚL, Jiří. Statistické metody. 2. přeprac. vyd. Praha: Matfyzpress, 1998. 274 s. ISBN 80-85863-27-8. info
  • Formální jazyky a automaty (Černá, Křetínský, Kučera):
Teaching methods
Lecture and subsequent tutorial.
Assessment methods
Mid-term test (25 %) and final written exam (75 %).
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021.
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