• Offered by Mathematical Sciences Institute
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Mathematics
  • Areas of interest Mathematics
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Jesse Burke
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2018
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This course is designed to show some of the interdependence of mathematics and computing, and is designed for students in both computer science and mathematics.

Topics to be covered include:

Foundations - Relations on sets, including equivalence, partial order relations and relational databases; properties of functions, permutations, arithmetic of integers modulo n.

Grammars and Automata - Phrase structure grammars, finite state automata, and the connections between the language accepted by an automaton, regular sets and regular grammars.

Graph Theory - Hamiltonian circuits, vertex colouring and the chromatic polynomial of a graph, planar graphs, applications including the travelling salesperson problem and scheduling problems.

Game Theory - Games of strategy as an application of graph theory, matrix games and solution of matrix games.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1.  Explain some of the major concepts of Discrete Mathematics and their role in modern mathematics.
2.  Explain the relationship between languages, finite state automata and regular sets.
3.  Use graph theoretic methods to solve appropriate problems.
4.  To decide appropriate methods to use when solving a problem in the topics covered.
5.  Solve problems with a good degree of accuracy.
6.  Use the internet and library to research some areas of the course.
7.  Experience working together to solve certain problems.

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will be based on:

  • Learning Portfolio (10%; LO1-7)
  • Assignments (3) (30%; LO 1-7)
  • Mid-semester test (15%; LO1-5)
  • Final examination (45%; LO1-5)

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Three lectures per week and regular workshops.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed MATH1005 or MATH1013 or MATH1115



Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $3660
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $5160
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
10116 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person N/A

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