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MAT1830

Faculty of Information Technology

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Sunway First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Daniel Horsley (Clayton); Associate Professor Lan Boon Leong (Sunway)

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.

Outcomes

At the 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;
  • be able to use basic methods of proof, particularly induction, to solve problems in graph theory, combinatorics and number theory;
  • become familiar with simple first and second order recurrence relations;
  • 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%; In-semester assessment: 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

3 hrs lectures/wk, 1 hr tutorial/wk

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prohibitions

MAT1077, MTH1112

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