Discrete Mathematics embraces several topical areas of mathematics and is the study of objects and systems that assume only distinct values, such as integers. In this course, you learn how to work with mathematical reasoning to solve problems in set and number theory, logic and proofs, Boolean algebra, combinatorics, elementary probability, relations and functions, recursion, graph theory, and algorithm development as it applies to computer science.
|Learning materials – Self-paced learning resources available from the course website.||2hrs||Week 1||13 times|
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – On campus tutorial/workshops||2hrs||Not applicable||13 times|
200 Level (Developing)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...|
|1||Demonstrate a working knowledge of the important mathematical approaches to an understanding of a range of discrete systems.||
|2||Use a range of mathematical skills to develop logical arguments, construct proofs and solve problems in both theory and application areas like computer science.||
|3||Communicate important ideas and information in the language of mathematics without ambiguity.||
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MTH101 or MTH102 or MTH103
You are assumed to have either passed MTH102 or successfully completed an equivalent course from another tertiary institution.
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
Students are able to submit their problem attempts to the Discussion Board for feedback and peer review.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
|All||1||Artefact - Technical and Scientific, and Written Piece||Individual||25%||
|Week 4||Online Submission|
|All||2||Artefact - Technical and Scientific, and Written Piece||Individual||25%||
|Week 8||Online Submission|
|All||3||Examination - Centrally Scheduled||Individual||50%||
|Exam Period||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Assignment 1|
To consolidate and develop your knowledge of mathematics as a language to solve familiar and unfamiliar problems.
|Product:||Artefact - Technical and Scientific, and Written Piece|
The assignment will be submitted online in a .PDF format.
|All - Assessment Task 2:Assignment 2|
To consolidate and develop your knowledge of mathematics and its language to solve familiar and unfamiliar problems.
|Product:||Artefact - Technical and Scientific, and Written Piece|
Students will submit their assignment online in a .PDF format.
|All - Assessment Task 3:Final Exam|
To consolidate and develop your knowledge of mathematics and its language to solve familiar and unfamiliar problems covering the whole course.
|Product:||Examination - Centrally Scheduled|
To be completed in the examination period.
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Directed study hours may vary by location. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.
Please note that you need to have regular access to the resource(s) listed below. Resources may be required or recommended.
|Required||Susanna Epp||0||Discrete Mathematics with Applications, Metric Edition||(5th Edition)||n/a|
It is recommended that you possess a good quality scientific hand-calculator. You will not require a graphics, programmable or CAS calculator for this course and these are not recommended. It is your responsibility to learn to use your calculator properly.
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