DISCRETE MATHEMATICS FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE

CSE2DMX

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is an introduction to discrete mathematics. Concepts in discrete mathematics are useful in several branches of computer science as computers operate in discrete binary states. Among the topics covered are: sets, functions, relations, counting, sequences, modular arithmetic and Big-O notation. All these topics are central to the application of mathematics in electronics and computer science.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorFei Liu

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in SBAIO and have passed CSE1ITX

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsDiscrete Mathematics for computer sciencePrescribedComputer Power Institute, 2018Didasko digital
ReadingsDiscrete Mathematics with Applications (4th Ed)RecommendedSusanna S. Epp, 2011Cengage learning

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate ability to perform calculations using sets, functions and relations.

Activities:
Online chapters from the prescribed textbook will form the core learning. The learning management system (LMS) will also provide students with self-paced online learning activities (i.e. quizzes, multimedia learning activities) to reinforce the learning. In addition, webinars will provide students with opportunity to perform guided problem solving activities.

02. Demonstrate ability to perform calculations using modular arithmetic.

Activities:
Online chapters from the prescribed textbook will form the core learning. The learning management system (LMS) will also provide students with self-paced online learning activities (i.e. quizzes, multimedia learning activities) to reinforce the learning. Specific algorithms in computer science which use modular arithmetic will be used to illustrate its purpose.

03. Implement calculations where enumerative combinatorics are needed.

Activities:
Online chapters from the prescribed textbook will form the core learning. In addition, webinars will provide students with opportunity to perform guided problem solving actives.

04. Compare algorithms arising in computer science for time complexity

Activities:
Online chapters from the prescribed textbook will form the core learning. The learning management system (LMS) will also provide students with self-paced online learning activities (i.e. quizzes, multimedia learning activities) to reinforce the learning. In addition, webinars will provide students with opportunity to perform guided problem solving actives. Common sorting, searching algorithms will be used to illustrate concepts.

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Online, 2018, Study Block 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFei Liu

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 02 - 13
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 02 to week 13 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One x1500 word sets, functions and relations report.Students write a project report based on a series of short answer questions. The report has 2 parts. Part A - Problem Solving in Set Theory. Part B - Research and report on the application of how Set Theory is applied in computer Science & Information Technology. 30 01
One x1500 counting, sequences and modular arithmetic report.Students write a project report based on a series of short answer questions. The report has 2 parts. Part A - Problem Solving in Counting Part B - Research and report the importance of Counting and how Counting can be applied to various disciplines of Information Technology. 35 02, 03
One x1500 asymptotic notation and orders report.Students create a project report based on a series of short answer questions. The report has 2 parts. Part A - Problem Solving in Ordering Part B - Report on exploring the applications of Ordering in Information Technology.35 04

Online, 2018, Study Block 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFei Liu

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 06 - 17
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 06 to week 17 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One x1500 word sets, functions and relations report.Students write a project report based on a series of short answer questions. The report has 2 parts. Part A - Problem Solving in Set Theory. Part B - Research and report on the application of how Set Theory is applied in computer Science & Information Technology. 30 01
One x1500 counting, sequences and modular arithmetic report.Students write a project report based on a series of short answer questions. The report has 2 parts. Part A - Problem Solving in Counting Part B - Research and report the importance of Counting and how Counting can be applied to various disciplines of Information Technology. 35 02, 03
One x1500 asymptotic notation and orders report.Students create a project report based on a series of short answer questions. The report has 2 parts. Part A - Problem Solving in Ordering Part B - Report on exploring the applications of Ordering in Information Technology.35 04

Online, 2018, Study Block 3, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFei Liu

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 21
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One x1500 word sets, functions and relations report.Students write a project report based on a series of short answer questions. The report has 2 parts. Part A - Problem Solving in Set Theory. Part B - Research and report on the application of how Set Theory is applied in computer Science & Information Technology. 30 01
One x1500 counting, sequences and modular arithmetic report.Students write a project report based on a series of short answer questions. The report has 2 parts. Part A - Problem Solving in Counting Part B - Research and report the importance of Counting and how Counting can be applied to various disciplines of Information Technology. 35 02, 03
One x1500 asymptotic notation and orders report.Students create a project report based on a series of short answer questions. The report has 2 parts. Part A - Problem Solving in Ordering Part B - Report on exploring the applications of Ordering in Information Technology.35 04

Online, 2018, Study Block 4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFei Liu

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 15 - 26
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 15 to week 26 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One x1500 word sets, functions and relations report.Students write a project report based on a series of short answer questions. The report has 2 parts. Part A - Problem Solving in Set Theory. Part B - Research and report on the application of how Set Theory is applied in computer Science & Information Technology. 30 01
One x1500 counting, sequences and modular arithmetic report.Students write a project report based on a series of short answer questions. The report has 2 parts. Part A - Problem Solving in Counting Part B - Research and report the importance of Counting and how Counting can be applied to various disciplines of Information Technology. 35 02, 03
One x1500 asymptotic notation and orders report.Students create a project report based on a series of short answer questions. The report has 2 parts. Part A - Problem Solving in Ordering Part B - Report on exploring the applications of Ordering in Information Technology.35 04

Online, 2018, Study Block 5, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFei Liu

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 19 - 30
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 19 to week 30 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One x1500 word sets, functions and relations report.Students write a project report based on a series of short answer questions. The report has 2 parts. Part A - Problem Solving in Set Theory. Part B - Research and report on the application of how Set Theory is applied in computer Science & Information Technology. 30 01
One x1500 counting, sequences and modular arithmetic report.Students write a project report based on a series of short answer questions. The report has 2 parts. Part A - Problem Solving in Counting Part B - Research and report the importance of Counting and how Counting can be applied to various disciplines of Information Technology. 35 02, 03
One x1500 asymptotic notation and orders report.Students create a project report based on a series of short answer questions. The report has 2 parts. Part A - Problem Solving in Ordering Part B - Report on exploring the applications of Ordering in Information Technology.35 04

Online, 2018, Study Block 6, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFei Liu

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 23 - 34
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 23 to week 34 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One x1500 word sets, functions and relations report.Students write a project report based on a series of short answer questions. The report has 2 parts. Part A - Problem Solving in Set Theory. Part B - Research and report on the application of how Set Theory is applied in computer Science & Information Technology. 30 01
One x1500 counting, sequences and modular arithmetic report.Students write a project report based on a series of short answer questions. The report has 2 parts. Part A - Problem Solving in Counting Part B - Research and report the importance of Counting and how Counting can be applied to various disciplines of Information Technology. 35 02, 03
One x1500 asymptotic notation and orders report.Students create a project report based on a series of short answer questions. The report has 2 parts. Part A - Problem Solving in Ordering Part B - Report on exploring the applications of Ordering in Information Technology.35 04

Online, 2018, Study Block 7, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFei Liu

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 28 - 39
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 28 to week 39 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One x1500 word sets, functions and relations report.Students write a project report based on a series of short answer questions. The report has 2 parts. Part A - Problem Solving in Set Theory. Part B - Research and report on the application of how Set Theory is applied in computer Science & Information Technology. 30 01
One x1500 counting, sequences and modular arithmetic report.Students write a project report based on a series of short answer questions. The report has 2 parts. Part A - Problem Solving in Counting Part B - Research and report the importance of Counting and how Counting can be applied to various disciplines of Information Technology. 35 02, 03
One x1500 asymptotic notation and orders report.Students create a project report based on a series of short answer questions. The report has 2 parts. Part A - Problem Solving in Ordering Part B - Report on exploring the applications of Ordering in Information Technology.35 04

Online, 2018, Study Block 8, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFei Liu

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 32 - 43
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One x1500 word sets, functions and relations report.Students write a project report based on a series of short answer questions. The report has 2 parts. Part A - Problem Solving in Set Theory. Part B - Research and report on the application of how Set Theory is applied in computer Science & Information Technology. 30 01
One x1500 counting, sequences and modular arithmetic report.Students write a project report based on a series of short answer questions. The report has 2 parts. Part A - Problem Solving in Counting Part B - Research and report the importance of Counting and how Counting can be applied to various disciplines of Information Technology. 35 02, 03
One x1500 asymptotic notation and orders report.Students create a project report based on a series of short answer questions. The report has 2 parts. Part A - Problem Solving in Ordering Part B - Report on exploring the applications of Ordering in Information Technology.35 04

Online, 2018, Study Block 9, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFei Liu

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 36 - 47
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 36 to week 47 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One x1500 word sets, functions and relations report.Students write a project report based on a series of short answer questions. The report has 2 parts. Part A - Problem Solving in Set Theory. Part B - Research and report on the application of how Set Theory is applied in computer Science & Information Technology. 30 01
One x1500 counting, sequences and modular arithmetic report.Students write a project report based on a series of short answer questions. The report has 2 parts. Part A - Problem Solving in Counting Part B - Research and report the importance of Counting and how Counting can be applied to various disciplines of Information Technology. 35 02, 03
One x1500 asymptotic notation and orders report.Students create a project report based on a series of short answer questions. The report has 2 parts. Part A - Problem Solving in Ordering Part B - Report on exploring the applications of Ordering in Information Technology.35 04

Online, 2018, Study Block 10, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFei Liu

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 41 - 52
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 41 to week 52 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One x1500 word sets, functions and relations report.Students write a project report based on a series of short answer questions. The report has 2 parts. Part A - Problem Solving in Set Theory. Part B - Research and report on the application of how Set Theory is applied in computer Science & Information Technology. 30 01
One x1500 counting, sequences and modular arithmetic report.Students write a project report based on a series of short answer questions. The report has 2 parts. Part A - Problem Solving in Counting Part B - Research and report the importance of Counting and how Counting can be applied to various disciplines of Information Technology. 35 02, 03
One x1500 asymptotic notation and orders report.Students create a project report based on a series of short answer questions. The report has 2 parts. Part A - Problem Solving in Ordering Part B - Report on exploring the applications of Ordering in Information Technology.35 04

Online, 2018, Study Block 11, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFei Liu

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 45
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day in week 45 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One x1500 word sets, functions and relations report.Students write a project report based on a series of short answer questions. The report has 2 parts. Part A - Problem Solving in Set Theory. Part B - Research and report on the application of how Set Theory is applied in computer Science & Information Technology. 30 01
One x1500 counting, sequences and modular arithmetic report.Students write a project report based on a series of short answer questions. The report has 2 parts. Part A - Problem Solving in Counting Part B - Research and report the importance of Counting and how Counting can be applied to various disciplines of Information Technology. 35 02, 03
One x1500 asymptotic notation and orders report.Students create a project report based on a series of short answer questions. The report has 2 parts. Part A - Problem Solving in Ordering Part B - Report on exploring the applications of Ordering in Information Technology.35 04

Online, 2018, Study Block 12, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFei Liu

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 49
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day in week 49 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One x1500 word sets, functions and relations report.Students write a project report based on a series of short answer questions. The report has 2 parts. Part A - Problem Solving in Set Theory. Part B - Research and report on the application of how Set Theory is applied in computer Science & Information Technology. 30 01
One x1500 counting, sequences and modular arithmetic report.Students write a project report based on a series of short answer questions. The report has 2 parts. Part A - Problem Solving in Counting Part B - Research and report the importance of Counting and how Counting can be applied to various disciplines of Information Technology. 35 02, 03
One x1500 asymptotic notation and orders report.Students create a project report based on a series of short answer questions. The report has 2 parts. Part A - Problem Solving in Ordering Part B - Report on exploring the applications of Ordering in Information Technology.35 04