Applied Computing units 2

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Applied Computing & Applied Mathematics units - 1996


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Applied Computing & Mathematics 2nd year level units




KXA201 Systems Analysis & Design

Prepares students to assume leadership in the design of information systems for clients. Students learn to orchestrate knowledge gained in previous computing units within a framework of structured systems development methods. They gain a working knowledge of a number of system lifeªcycle models through individual study, practical work, and through project work as a member of a development team. On completion of this unit, students should be able to: demonstrate an understanding of the systems analyst's professional and technical roles in systems development; apply structured methods of systems analysis and design; develop and use applications using CASE and PMIS software; and demonstrate an understanding of current paradigm shift toward the AD/Cycle model.

Special Notes
teaching staff
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [12.5%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 3 hrs lectures, 1-hour tutorial a week
prerequisites KXA101
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment individual practical work (20%), group practical work (30%), exam (50%)
required texts, etc
Lowry GR, Computer-Assisted Project Planning and Management, Wm C Brown, Dubuque IA, 1993.
Lowry GR, Systems Analysis: A 4th Generation Approach, Wm C Brown, Dubuque IA, 1993.
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Applied Computing (S3D)
Bachelor of Applied Science (Computing major) (S3C)





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KXA202 Data Structures & Algorithms

Looks at the theory behind, and applications of, standard data structures. The approach taken is that of data abstraction, with emphasis placed on practical aspects but including, where appropriate, underlying theory. The unit covers the concept of levels of data abstraction; the implementation of the algorithms which perform the creation and manipulation of standard data structures; and the development, manipulation and application of more general abstract data types.

Special Notes
teaching staff
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [12.5%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 3 hrs lectures, 1 hr tutorial a week
prerequisites KXA102
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment exam (70%), practical work (30%).
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Applied Computing (S3D)
Bachelor of Applied Science (Computing major) (S3C)





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KXA203 Database Management Systems

Provides an understanding of the basic concepts of data and their interrelationships, using these concepts in the logical design of simple databases. Students learn to manipulate a relational database, and undertake a major project involving the design and implementation of a simple database system. Studies cover: (a) Database environment - life cycle, database personnel, database architecture; (b) Database design - entity-relationship and normalisation of relational models; (c) Database implementation in relational systems. Practical exercises teaching the use of a relational database package are given, and students are expected to complete them in their own time.

Special Notes
teaching staff
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [12.5%]
teaching pattern sem 2 - 3 hrs lectures, 1 hr tutorial a week
prerequisites KXA201
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment exam (70%), practical work (30%).
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Applied Computing (S3D)
Bachelor of Applied Science (Computing major) (S3C)





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KXA204 Technical Applications

Introduces computer applications which are concerned with non-administrative tasks. The emphasis is placed on examining the attributes of computers which make the applications possible. Applications studied will vary but may include: multimedia applications, worldwide communication networks, music and the MIDI interface, local communication networks, robotics, astronomy, artificial intelligence techniques and nuclear medicine. Guest lectures from experts working with technical applications are included. Tutorial work provides hands-on experience with some applications and includes a section on programming robotic systems built using Lego Technic Control material.

Special Notes
teaching staff
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [12.5%]
teaching pattern sem 2 - 3 hrs lectures, 1 hr tutorial a week
prerequisites KXA102, KXA105
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment exam (80%), practical work (20%).
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Applied Computing (S3D)






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KXA262 Mathematics II (Eng)

Presents methods for the translation of real engineering problems into mathematical form, and mathematical techniques for the solution of such problems. Semester 1 lectures cover: second order, ordinary differential equations including Euler-Cauchy and Bessel equations, Laplace transformations, power series solutions, Fourier series, vectors, vector functions and Green's, Divergence, and Stokes' theorems; and basic probability and statistics including distributional models, line and curve fitting and quality control. In Semester 2 lectures cover: vector spaces, linear transformations, eigenvalue problem, orthogona-lisation, diagonalisation, systems of differential equations; and quadratic forms.

Special Notes this unit is available only to Engineering students

teaching staff
campus & mode Ltn, int & dist.ed
unit weight [18.75% (BE 14.6%)]
teaching pattern full year - sem 1: 4 contact hrs a week lectures/tutorials; sem 2: 1 hr lecture, 1 hr tutorial a week
prerequisites KXA161
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment exam (50%); continuous assessment (50%)
required texts, etc
Kreyszig E, Advanced Engineering Mathematics, 7th edn, Wiley, 1993.
Lay DC, Linear Algebra and its Applications, Addison-Wesley, 1994.
Thomas GB and Finney RL, Calculus and Analytic Geometry, 8th edn, Addison-Wesley, 1992.
recommended reading
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KXA271 Mathematics III

Commences with a development of the basic ideas of year one mathematics in the areas of vector algebra and the solution of ordinary differential equations to second order. Attention is given to series solutions, Laplace Transforms, special functions. The unit concentrates on: the calculus of several variables including vector calculus; multiple integrals - methods, relationships, applications; optimisation for several variables, Lagrange multipliers; partial differential equations; generalised coordinate systems.

Special Notes
teaching staff
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [12.5%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 5 contact hrs a week, mixed lecture/tutorial/practical
prerequisites KXA172
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment exam (50%), practical work (50%)
required texts, etc
Kreyszig E, Advanced Engineering Mathematics, 7th edn, Wiley, 1993.
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Applied Science (Mathematics major) (S3C)






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KXA272 Mathematics IV - Introductory Applied Statistics

Encompasses: (a) Descriptive statistics and basic ideas of data analysis - data and their distributions, graphs and summaries, comparison and association; (b) Probability notions - discrete and continuous variables, distribution functions, density functions, expected value, moments; (c) Discrete and continuous distribution models - binomial, multinomial, Poisson, normal (Gaussian), chi-squared, exponential; (d) Sampling and sampling variation, estimation, likelihood; size and power of a test, Neyman-Pearson hypothesis testing and critiques; tests for differences between and among groups, for goodness-of-fit, and for independence in contingency tables; introduction to order statistics and non-parametric tests, robust alternatives; and (e) Linear regression and correlation - models, fitting criteria, residuals, estimation and tests; and linearising transformation.

Special Notes
teaching staff
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [12.5%]
teaching pattern sem 2 - 5 hrs a week
prerequisites KXA171
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment 3 hrs exam (50%), practical data analytic tasks (40%), 1-hour text (10%)
required texts, etc
Koopmans LH, Introduction to Contemporary Statistical Methods, 2nd edn, Duxbury, Boston Massachusetts, 1987.
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Applied Science (Mathematics major) (S3C)
Bachelor of Applied Science (Statistics minor) (S3C)





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