Faculty of Information Technology

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedClayton Second semester 2013 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2013 (Day)
Sunway October intake 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Thomas Hall (Clayton); Associate Professor Lan Boon Leong (Sunway)


Linear 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.


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.


Examination (3 hours): 70%; In-semester assessment: 30%

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Contact hours

3 hrs lectures/wk, 1 hr laboratory/wk

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


ENG1091, MAT1841, MTH1030

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