• Offered by ANU College of Science
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject ANU Extension
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Griff Ware
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Autumn Session 2024
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This course is designed for students who wish to study mathematics at a level beyond a standard double major in Mathematics at years 11 and 12. International students are not able to enrol in this course.

Topics covered in year 11 will include:
• Applications of the ‘Pigeon Hole Principle’, Review and further properties of the Fibonacci sequence, proofs of Binet’s formula, proof of Fermat’s Little Theorem, develop the algorithm for RSA public key cryptography, proof that RSA public key cryptography works.  Properties of the real number system including completeness.
• Countability of the sets of even integers, of odd integers, of all integers, of rational numbers, cardinality of the set of real numbers, power sets and cardinality, Russel’s Paradox, cardinality by geometric argument.

Topics covered in year 12 will include:
• The 5 Platonic solids, proof of Euler’s formula, proof that there are no other Platonic solids using Euler’s formula.  A selection of topics from: Aperiodic Tilings of the Plane, spherical and hyperbolic geometries, visualising the fourth dimension, basic notions of topology, two dimensional surfaces, knots and links, fixed point theorems.
• Iterative Dynamical Systems (population growth, logistic equation and extensions), generating fractals through iterative processes, self similarity in nature over a range of scales, Iterated Functions Systems, the Chaos Game, Julia and Mandelbrot sets, deterministic chaos, chaotic behaviour arising from deterministic systems, dimensions of fractals via scaling arguments.

This is Part B of a 2 part course.

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Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed EXTN1012A


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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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6.00 0.12500
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Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5202 05 Feb 2024 05 Feb 2024 05 Apr 2024 27 Sep 2024 In Person N/A

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