It is recommended that students without the programming skills to the equivalent of ITC315108 complete either KIT001 or KIT101
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 graphs 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.
On completion of this unit, you will be able to apply the following:
Set theory: Set notation, set operations, Venn diagrams, Cartesian products, set identities.
Logic: Statements (propositions), negation, conjunction and disjunction of statements, truth tables, logical equivalence, implication, De Morgan’s laws, tautologies, contradictions, and mathematical Induction.
Number theory: Prime numbers, divisibility properties, positional notation.
Combinatorics: Counting arrangements, permutations and combinations.
Matrices & Modelling: Definition and examples, addition, multiplication. Application to modelling.
|Unit name||Discrete Mathematics with Applications 1|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
|Discipline||Information & Communication Technology|Mathematics|
|Coordinator||Associate Professor Malgorzata O'Reilly|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* 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 2021 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2021 will be available from the 1st October 2020.
- Read and communicate in relevant mathematical language and notation.
- Supply and use formal definitions and properties of fundamental mathematical structures encountered in the unit.
- Use standard proof techniques.
- Engage with application of the concepts of modelling real-world situations with techniques of discrete mathematics.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
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4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
3 x 1-hr lectures, 1 x 1-hr tutorial, 1 x 1-hr lab
|Assessment||Tutorial assignments 1-5 (30%)|Programming assignments 1-5 (10%)|Tests 1-3 (60%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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