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Computational Mathematics (MAS167)

School 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.
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit is uses a combination of lectures, tutorials/computer lab and self-paced learning. The learning approach is very much problem based using a combination of theoretical and computational viewpoints to investigate and explore the unit material. This is done via examples in lectures and problem solving in tutorials/lab and assessments.
Assessment The assessment in this unit has three main components that are applied as follows: tutorial exercises and assignment questions (25%) and supervised exam (65%)/test (10%). 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 MAS164 Fundamentals of Mathematics OR a final scaled score of 55% or more in WACE Mathematics 2C/2D OR a final scaled score of 50% or more in WACE Mathematics 3A/3B (or higher) OR equivalent.
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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.

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Unit Coordinator
MAS167
Dr Amy Glen
Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2307
e: A.Glen@murdoch.edu.au
o: 245.3.027 - Science and Computing, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts
MAS167

DUBAI-ISC: TJD-Internal
DUBAI-ISC: TSD-Internal
Dr Amy Glen
Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2307
e: A.Glen@murdoch.edu.au
o: 245.3.027 - Science and Computing, Murdoch Campus
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