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Computational Mathematics (MAS167)

Organisational Unit School of Engineering and Information Technology
Credit Points 3
Availability DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TSD-internal
Description In this unit, students will learn to use the prominent mathematical computer package MATLAB to perform basic mathematical procedures and to solve problems in the general area of discrete mathematics. Topics include: recurrence relations, solving equations graphically and iteratively, computer arithmetic, basics of counting and discrete probability, matrices and linear transformations of the plane, propositional and predicate logic, mathematical induction, Boolean algebra and logic networks.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures/tutorials/computer laboratories: 4 hours per week.
Assessment The assessment in this unit has three main components that are applied as appropriate for internal/external mode. These are: tutorial participation (10%/0%), submitted assignments (15%/30%) and supervised exam (65%/70%)/test (10%/0%). Tutorial participation provides an assessment driven incentive for students to keep up with the unit material throughout the semester. The material covered in the tutorials is very similar and prepares students for the assignments and exam. The tutorials and assignments are also where students will get feedback on their work from both their tutors and their peers.
Prerequisites A pass in Year 11 Foundations of Mathematics or equivalent OR satisfactory or higher achievement in WACE Mathematics (2A/2B or higher).
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Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.
Foundations of Discrete Mathematics (MAS162) - as for MAS167 except as follows
Organisational Unit School of Engineering and Information Technology
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 3 x 1 hour per week; tutorials/laboratories: 1 x 1 hour per week.
Assessment The assessment in this unit has three main components that are applied as appropriate for internal/external mode. These are: tutorial participation (10%/0%), submitted assignments (15%/30%) and supervised exam (65%/70%)/test (10%/0%). Tutorial participation provides an assessment driven incentive for students to keep up with the unit material throughout the semester. The material covered in the tutorials is very similar and prepares students for the assignments and exam. The tutorials and assignments are also where students will get feedback on their work from both their tutors and their peers.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed MAS167 Computational Mathematics cannot enrol in this unit for credit.
Previously 2013: MAS167
2013: 'Computational Mathematics'
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Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.
Foundations of Discrete Mathematics (MIT) (DMAS162) - as for MAS167 except as follows
Organisational Unit No Specific School
Credit Points 3
Timetabled Learning Activities
Appears in these Minors
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.
Foundations of Discrete Mathematics (MIT) (DMAS167) - as for MAS167 except as follows
Organisational Unit No Specific School
Credit Points 3
Timetabled Learning Activities
Exclusions Students who have previously enrolled in MAS167 Computational Mathematics cannot enrol in this unit for credit.
Previously 2013: 'Computational Mathematics (MIT)'
Appears in these Minors
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

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