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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
determine the validity of logical arguments, and prove simple mathematical statements using the rules of symbolic logic and predicate calculus;
apply induction and recursion to relevant problems;
demonstrate a theoretical and technical understanding of graphs, and apply this knowledge to solve problems involving minimum spanning trees;
demonstrate a theoretical and technical understanding of relations, and apply this knowledge to solve problems in cryptography, and topological sorting;
determine the asymptotic efficiency of a given algorithm; and
explain the history and status of discrete mathematics as it relates to computer science and digital technologies.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - Please refer students to link for requirements: http://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component.
- Travel requirements - Travel may be required to attend the Final Examination for this subject.
- Other requirements -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
In the rapidly changing world of information technology and computer science, a solid understanding of the mathematical concepts underpinning different branches of these sciences adds an invaluable dimension to your knowledge. Discrete mathematics provides you with the foundation needed for studies in computer science and mathematics, helping you to think mathematically and use logic and reasoning to solve complex problems. Studying this subject, you will explore the general themes of discrete mathematics: logic and proof, induction and recursion, discrete structures and graphs, as well as algorithm design and efficiency analysis. Focusing on traditional and emerging real-world applications of the discipline, you will learn about digital logic circuits and number systems, cryptography, finding minimum spanning trees and shortest paths in graphs, analysing the efficiency of searching and sorting algorithms, and topological sorting for scheduling.
Assessment 1: Note - Short answer assignment. It is mandatory for students to submit all assignments. The assignment component must be passed in order to pass the unit. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1 Assessment 2: Note - Short answer assignment. It is mandatory for students to submit all assignments. The assignment component must be passed in order to pass the unit. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2 Assessment 3: Note - Short answer assignment. It is mandatory for students to submit all assignments. The assignment component must be passed in order to pass the unit. Relates to Learning Outcomes 2, 6 Assessment 4: Note - Short answer assignment. It is mandatory for students to submit all assignments. The assignment component must be passed in order to pass the unit. Relates to Learning Outcomes 2, 4 Assessment 5: Note - Short answer assignment. It is mandatory for students to submit all assignments. The assignment component must be passed in order to pass the unit. Relates to Learning Outcomes 2, 3, 5 Final Examination: 2 hrs 15 mins. Note - It is mandatory to pass the examination in order to pass the unit. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 UNE manages supervised exams associated with your UNE subjects. Prior to census date, UNE releases exam timetables. They’ll email important exam information directly to your UNE email address.
- Assessment 1 (8%)
- Assessment 2 (8%)
- Assessment 3 (8%)
- Assessment 4 (8%)
- Assessment 5 (8%)
- Final Examination (60%)
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