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Discrete Mathematics (6 points)


Leader: Dr John Arkinstall

Gippsland Second semester 2003 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2003 (OCL)
Hong Kong Second semester 2003 (OCL)
Singapore Second semester 2003 (OCL)
Gippsland Second semester 2004 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2004 (OCL)
Hong Kong Second semester 2004 (OCL)
Singapore Second semester 2004 (OCL)

Synopsis: This subject aims to provide students with a basic understanding of logic, and the ability to use techniques in finite and discrete mathematics, in particular the mathematics relevant to the design and development of good computer software. Topics covered include propositional calculus and application to the design of computer programs; techniques for constructing standard mathematical proofs; predicate calculus and its use in proving that a computer program meets its specifications; Boolean algebra and applications to the design of simple logic circuits; graphs and graph theoretic algorithms; computability, finite state machines, regular grammars and their applications.

Assessment: Class tests and assignments: 30% + Examination: 70%

Contact Hours: 3 hours of lectures and one 1-hour tutorials per week

Prerequisites: GCO1815 or Year 12 Mathematics

Prohibitions: GAS1614, MAT1130

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