- Code MATH6005
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Mathematical Sciences Institute
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Mathematics
- Areas of interest Computer Science, Mathematics, Advanced Computing, Algorithms and Data, Computer Engineering
This course will offer an introduction to discrete mathematics and its use in mathematical modelling. Emphasis will be placed on developing facility, technique and use in applications. Modelling of processes and phenomena which occur in computer science, economics and the physical, environmental and life sciences will be used as a vehicle throughout.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Recall, invent or interpret examples of motivation for mathematical constructs introduced in the course and used in discrete mathematics as models of processes in the world.
- Be proficient with terminology from discrete mathematics used in the course and be able to interpret, use and answer questions from other contexts which use this terminology.
- Translate representations of mathematical information between the different formats presented in the course.
- Reason mathematically and competently perform mathematical calculations in discrete mathematics using methods presented in the course.
- Use their deep knowledge and understanding of the material presented in the course to formulate responses to complex concrete and abstract problems.
- Communicate their understanding and skills in discrete mathematics with colleagues and non-experts and apply their knowledge in an occupational situation.
Indicative AssessmentNote: Graduate students attend joint classes with undergraduates but will be assessed separately.
Assessment will be based on:
- Ten assignments (10% in total: LO 1-4)
- Mid-semester test (30%; LO1-4)
- Final examination (40%; LO 1-4)
- One project linking Mathematics to own field of interest (20% in total: LO 1-6)
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Workload3 lectures per week and regular laboratory and tutorial sessions
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsSusanna Epp: Discrete Mathematics With Applications (optional). Extensive course notes will be
available on Wattle.
Assumed KnowledgeStudents previous background and knowledge will be considered on a case-by-case basis by
the Masters and Graduate Diploma Convenors.
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- 6 units
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