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2014 KMA155 Discrete Mathematics with Applications 1

Unit Level: Introductory

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
KMA155 H

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 2 H On Campus 14-JUL-2014 10-AUG-2014 01-SEP-2014 17-OCT-2014

* 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 2014 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2014 will be available from the 1st October 2013.

This unit can be taken in other courses
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Computational science is the application of computer science to solve problems across a range of disciplines. A significant part of scientific enquiry now relies on computational approaches to complement theory and experiment. In this unit, students will have the opportunity to explore a range of problems from a number of disciplines which will enable them to understand the potential and limitations of computational models and the use of simulation and visualisation in these disciplines.

By its nature, computation is close to mathematics. The aim of this unit is to discuss some of the mathematical processes that underlie the science and technology specific to computer age, with emphasis on applications using Python. Topics: Set theory. Logic. Number theory. Combinatorics. Discrete probability. Matrices. Relations. Simulation.

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

WEIGHT: 12.5%


Weekly assignments which will include computer-based work (40%); Exam (60%)


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

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - H
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
   Resource supported teaching & learning - H
Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
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Prereq MTA315109 or MTM315109 or MTS315109 or KMA002 or KMA003, or equiv with approval from HoS, It is recommended that students without the programming skills to the equivalent of ITC315108 complete either kit001 or kit101
M.Excl KIT103

Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 2)

STAFF: Dr M O'Reilly, 2nd staff member (to be advised).

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