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MAT2003

Faculty of Information Technology

18 September 2017
12 November 2024

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## 6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSLRefer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
## SynopsisLinear algebra: vectors and matrices, Matrix algebra with applications to flow problems and Markov chains; matrix inversion methods. Probability and combinatorics: elementary probability theory, random variables, probability distributions, expected value; counting arguments in combinatorics; statistics. Calculus: Differation and partial differentiation; constructing Taylor series expansions. ## Objectives
At the completion of this unit students will have: - knowledge of linear algebra, elementary probability theory, statistics and elementary calculus;
- an understanding of the basics of linear algebra, the principles of probability and experimental design, counting principles in combinatorics, and the fundamentals of calculus;
- skills to do counting arguments with combinatorial objects, use Bayes' Theorem, manipulate matrices, differentiate functions of several variables and construct Taylor series for functions.
## AssessmentExamination (3 hours): 70%; In-semester assessment: 30% ## Chief examiner(s)## Contact hours3 hrs lectures/wk, 1 hr laboratory/wk ## ProhibitionsMAT1841 |