Courses & Units

Discrete Mathematics with Applications 1 KMA155

Hobart

Note:

It is recommended that students without the programming skills to the equivalent of ITC315108 complete either KIT001 or KIT101

Introduction

The aim of the unit is to introduce some basic ideas of discrete mathematics, which is to say, roughly, mathematics not based on calculus or limits. This material is pertinent to later mathematics courses such as those in algebra and also to the science and technology specific to the computer age. Topics such as sets, logic, number theory, counting, matrices and modelling are discussed with many examples, and with emphasis on applications using Python.

This provides a treatment of discrete mathematics for students planning to study such areas of advanced mathematics as Algebra, Number Theory, Operations Research and Statistics, as well as students taking a first course in Computer Science. Skills developed are also useful for careers in Engineering, Management, Finance, Economics and Teaching.

Summary

Unit name Discrete Mathematics with Applications 1
Unit code KMA155
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Physical Sciences
Discipline Mathematics and Physics|Information and Communication Technology
Coordinator

Teaching staff

Dr Malgorzata O’Reilly

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

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International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2017: $1,131.00 2017: $2,168.00 010199

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

(MTG315115 General Mathematics or higher) or (KMA002 or KMA003)

Prerequisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

  • KIT103

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

3 x 1 hour lectures, 1x1hr tutorial, 1x1hr lab

Assessment

Assignments (40%), three tests duration 45min. each (60%)

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Textbooks

Required

Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.

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