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Discrete Mathematics - MATH1004

MATH1004 is designed to provide a thorough preparation for further study in Mathematics. This unit provides an introduction to fundamental aspects of discrete mathematics, which deals with 'things that come in chunks that can be counted'. It focuses on the enumeration of a set of numbers, viz. Catalan numbers. Topics include sets and functions, counting principles, discrete probability, Boolean expressions, mathematical induction, linear recurrence relations, graphs and trees.

Classes
2x1-hr lectures; 1x1-hr tutorial/wk

Assessment
2 x quizzes (30%); 2 x assignments (5%); final exam (65%)

Textbooks
Introduction to Discrete Mathematics, K G Choo and D E Taylor, Addison Wesley Long-man Australia, (1998)

Assumed knowledge
HSC Mathematics or MATH1111. Students who have not completed HSC Mathematics (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Mathematics Bridging Course (offered in February).

Prohibitions

MATH1904 or MATH1064 or MATH2011

Details

Faculty: Science

Semester 2

05 Aug 2019

Department/School: Mathematics and Statistics Academic Operations
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2019
Unit of study level: Junior
Credit points: 3.0
EFTSL: 0.063
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: A/Prof Sharon Stephen
HECS Band: 2
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