Discrete Mathematics (6698.5)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Science And Technology|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Technology||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomes1. understand and manipulate the language and notation of symbolic logic;
2. understand and create proofs of numeric and algebraic propositions;
3. understand and use the language and notation of sets, relations and functions, graphs and trees.
4. analyse and create simple automata.
5. understand the concept of recursion and solve problems using this concept.
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This unit is concerned with the mathematics that underlies numerous aspects of modern computing including logic circuits, algorithm correctness, databases, run-time analysis, and automata. 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 understand mathematical arguments including proof.
Incompatible units6698 Discrete Mathematics.
Assumed knowledgeYear 12 mathematics.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||On-Campus||Dr Judith Ascione|
|2022||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||UC College Trimester 1||21 February 2022||On-Campus||Mr Tariq Alqura'N Alzyadat|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||On-Campus||Dr Judith Ascione|
|2022||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||UC College Trimester 3||17 October 2022||On-Campus||Mr Tariq Alqura'N Alzyadat|
Required text: Susannah S. Epp, Discrete Mathematics with Applications, 4th edition, or 5th edition Brooks/Cole Cengage Learning, 2011.
The electronic version is available from the publisher's website. Paper copies can be bought from many text-book suppliers. You can also find it in the Library.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
In order to pass the unit each quiz must be attempted and a non-zero mark attained. The quiz marks will be averaged for a combined total. This combined total must be 50% or above to pass. However, if you get 0 on at least one test your grade will be NX, no matter what your overall average is. If you do not attempt at least one test your grade will be NC, no matter what your overall average is. The grade will be determined using the following table.
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.
|Lecture attendance or listening, 2 hours per week for 12 weeks||24 hours|
|Working through lecture material 4 hours per week for 12 weeks||48 hours|
|Tutorial preparation approx 2.5 hours per week for 11 weeks||27 hours|
|Tutorial attendance 1 hour for 11 weeks||11 hours|
|Online-test preparation||27 hours|
|Online-test sitting||13 hours|
It is expected that you will attend or listen to lectures and attend one tutorial each week.
Required IT skills
All students are assumed 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.
This unit may involve online meetings in real time using the Virtual Room in your UCLearn teaching site. The Virtual Room allows you to communicate in real time with your lecturer and other students. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, go to the Virtual Room in your UCLearn site and 'Join Course Room'. This will trigger a tutorial to help familiarise you with the functionality of the virtual room.
The e-book version of the textbook should be available for around $85. If you decide to buy the hardcover version, it will be significantly more expensive. The calculator should be available for around $30.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Communication with class: It is assumed that all students will regularly (at least weekly) open the unit's website and read any announcements there. It is also assumed that all students will regularly (at least weekly) read e-mail received at their UC student accounts. Announcements made at lectures or circulated by e-mail to UC student accounts will be deemed to have been made to the whole class.
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