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MTH1112

Faculty of Science

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Science
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Daniel Delbourgo

Synopsis

Topics fundamental to mathematics and computing, including elementary number theory, sets, relations and functions; methods of logic and proof, especially proof by induction; recurrence relations and difference equations; trees and other graphs.

Objectives

On completion of this unit students will have an understanding of sets, relations and functions and associated concepts, and their uses in mathematics and computer science; will be able to use basic methods of proof, particularly induction, to solve problems in graph theory, combinatorics and number theory; will become familiar with simple first and second order recurrence relations; and will understand the basic concepts and algorithms of number theory, such as the euclidean algorithm and its role in investigating divisors and primes.

Assessment

Examination (3 hours): 70%
Assignments and/or practicals: 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Daniel Delbourgo

Contact hours

Three 1-hour lectures and one 1-hour support class per week

Prohibitions

MAT1077, MAT1830