Mathematical Structures (6543.5)
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|0.125||3||Faculty Of Science And Technology|
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|Academic Program Area - Technology||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate understanding of the concepts and methods of number theory and abstract algebra;
2. Compute with the RSA algorithm and permutation groups, either manually and with mathematical software;
3. Recognise the range of applications of abstract algebra in modern information technology; and
4. Analyse and solve contemporary problems of both theoretical and practical importance.
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This unit is concerned with the mathematics that underlies numerous aspects of modern computing including computer security, data communication, compression, storage and retrieval. The unit emphasises the rigorous understanding of the mathematical tools that have proven to be of crucial importance for these applications. Students successfully completing this unit will be able to use these tools and do elementary proofs of their correctness.
Prerequisites6698 Discrete Mathematics.
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The course material will be available on the Canvas Site at the start of semester.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
Your total mark is calculated as a weighted average of your mark for each assessment item according to the weightings given
Grades are calculated from your total mark using the university's standard grading schema:
|HD||85 - 100|
|DI||75 - 84|
|CR||65 - 74|
|P||50 - 64|
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Lectures (2 hours/week; 12 times)
Tutorials (2 hours/week; 11 times)
Weekly study (4 hours/week; 12 times)
ITest 1 preparation (8 hours)
Mid-semester test preparation (12 hours)
Test 2 preparation (12 hours)
Final exam and revision (24 hours)
You are expected to attend lectures and tutorials. The lectures will be recorded, but problems with the recordings will not be accepted as an excuse for anything. You are strongly encouraged to attend tutorials in person, as they will not be recorded. The tests and exam will draw upon the activities completed in tutorials.
Required IT skills
All students are expected to be able to:
- Read and print documents on the unit website – mostly in Adobe PDF format.
- Communicate using e-mail.
- Use their own scientific calculator.
You will need a scientific calculator for use in tests and the final exam. We recommend the Casio fx 82 AU Plus II.
Work placement, internships or practicums