Welcome to MAT1830, Mathematics for computer science 2. This unit is designed to equip you with the mathematical background necessary for 2nd and 3rd year computer science. It has a particular emphasis on the notion of proof, and on mathematical rigour.
For on campus students, workload commitments are:
- 36 one hour lectures in total
- 12 tutorial classes in total
- a minimum of 4-5 hours personal study a week, including assigments
The approach to teaching is through formal lectures (3 per week), and written assigments (one per week for 10 weeks). The student should spend at least 9 hours a week either attending lectures, or working on related problems.
For information on timetabling for on-campus classes please refer to MUTTS, http://mutts.monash.edu.au/MUTTS/
On-campus students should register for tutorials/laboratories using the Allocate+ system: http://allocate.its.monash.edu.au/
Week | Date* | Topic | References/Readings | Key dates |
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1 | 19/07/10 | Arithmetic | Johnsonbaugh | |
2 | 26/07/10 | Logic | Johnsonbaugh | |
3 | 02/08/10 | Logic + Induction | Johnsonbaugh | |
4 | 09/08/10 | Sets | Johnsonbaugh | |
5 | 16/08/10 | Functions | Johnsonbaugh | |
6 | 23/08/10 | Relations | Johnsonbaugh | |
7 | 30/08/10 | Sums of Powers | Johnsonbaugh | |
8 | 06/09/10 | Recurrence Relations | Johnsonbaugh | |
9 | 13/09/10 | Graphs | Johnsonbaugh | |
10 | 20/09/10 | Trees, Colourings | Johnsonbaugh | |
Mid semester break | ||||
11 | 04/10/10 | Congruences | Johnsonbaugh | |
12 | 11/10/10 | Cryptosystems | Johnsonbaugh | |
13 | 18/10/10 | Revision | Johnsonbaugh |
*Please note that these dates may only apply to Australian campuses of Monash University. Off-shore students need to check the dates with their unit leader.
The Lecture Notes MAT1830/MTH1112 are available to be purchased from the university bookshop.
"Discrete Mathematics", by Richard Johnsonbaugh
Students studying off-campus are required to have the minimum system configuration specified by the Faculty as a condition of accepting admission, and regular Internet access. On-campus students, and those studying at supported study locations may use the facilities available in the computing labs. Information about computer use for students is available from the ITS Student Resource Guide in the Monash University Handbook.
Study resources we will provide for your study are:
Study resources we will provide for your study are:
To pass a unit which includes an examination as part of the assessment a student must obtain:
If a student does not achieve 40% or more in the unit examination or the unit non-examination total assessment, and the total mark for the unit is greater than 50% then a mark of no greater than 49-N will be recorded for the unit.
Assignment coversheets are available via "Student Forms" on the Faculty website: http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/resources/student/forms/
You MUST submit a completed coversheet with all assignments, ensuring that the plagiarism declaration section is signed.
Assignment submission and return procedures, and assessment criteria will be specified with each assignment.
Assignment submission and preparation requirements will be detailed in each assignment specification. Submission must be made by the due date otherwise penalties will be enforced. You must negotiate any extensions formally with your campus unit leader via the in-semester special consideration process: http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/resources/student/equity/special-consideration.html.
Marks awarded both for the correctness of the answer, and for the clarity of the explanation.
Please make every effort to submit work by the due dates. It is your responsibility to structure your study program around assignment deadlines, family, work and other commitments. Factors such as normal work pressures, vacations, etc. are not regarded as appropriate reasons for granting extensions. Students are advised to NOT assume that granting of an extension is a matter of course.
Students requesting an extension for any assessment during semester (eg. Assignments, tests or presentations) are required to submit a Special Consideration application form (in-semester exam/assessment task), along with original copies of supporting documentation, directly to their lecturer within two working days before the assessment submission deadline. Lecturers will provide specific outcomes directly to students via email within 2 working days. The lecturer reserves the right to refuse late applications.
A copy of the email or other written communication of an extension must be attached to the assignment submission.
Refer to the Faculty Special consideration webpage or further details and to access application forms: http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/resources/student/equity/special-consideration.html
Assignments received after the due date will be subject to a penalty of 10%, and more than a week late will not be marked (unless there are extenuating circumstances).
Students can expect assignments to be returned within two weeks of the submission date or after receipt, whichever is later.
Types of feedback you can expect to receive in this unit are:
Informal feedback on progress in labs/tutes
Graded assignments with comments
Solutions to tutes, labs and assignments
Please visit the following URL: http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/units/appendix.html for further information about: