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MA2211 - Discrete Mathematics

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
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Mathematical reasoning is built on the principles of abstraction and generalisation, and the fundamental concept of logical proof. You will explore theories of logic and proof, the abstract concepts of relations, functions, recursion and induction, and graph structures and counting principles. These are central themes throughout mathematics, computer science and beyond. Through active practice and independent research, you will develop skills in rigorous and creative thinking and precise writing and thereby build strong foundations for analysing, solving and communicating complex problems.

Learning Outcomes

  • analyse the logical structure of arguments and assess their validity;
  • apply appropriate techniques to solve problems and formulate and prove simple theorems;
  • explore patterns and apply abstract concepts in familiar and unfamiliar contexts;
  • communicate mathematical theorems and their proofs with clarity and precision.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (10%) - Individual
  • Written > Problem task - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Workbook - (60%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: Maths B OR MA1020 OR MA0020
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
MA2011

Availabilities

JCU Brisbane, Trimester 2, Internal
Census Date 22-Jun-2023
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 18 hours tutorials
  • 18 hours online Seminars - 2 one-hour lectures each week, delivered live, online via LearnJCU
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Brisbane, Trimester 3, Internal
Census Date 05-Oct-2023
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 18 hours tutorials
  • 18 hours online Seminars - 2 one-hour lectures each week, delivered live, online via LearnJCU
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 06-Apr-2023
Coordinator: Dr Sophie Raynor
Lecturer: Dr Jenny Tran.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 18 hours tutorials
  • 18 hours online Seminars - 2 one-hour lectures each week, delivered live, online via LearnJCU
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Trimester 1, Internal
Census Date 09-Mar-2023
Coord/Lect: Dr Sophie Raynor.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 18 hours tutorials
  • 18 hours online Seminars - 2 one-hour lectures each week, delivered live, online via LearnJCU
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.