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MA2211 - Discrete Mathematics

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
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The subject will cover introductory aspects of discrete mathematics. Topics include Sets and Boolean operations, Cartesian product, Relations and Functions, Function composition, propositional and predicate logic, basic counting principles, permutations and combinations, recursion, proof by induction, introduction to graph theory.

Learning Outcomes

  • recognise and use sets and set operations;
  • correctly apply binary operations, composition and transitive closure of binary operations;
  • correctly apply functions and function composition and basic counting techniques;
  • correctly apply graph concepts and notation;
  • correctly apply propositional logic and quantifiers and proof by induction.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (70%) - Individual
  • Written > Problem task - (30%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: Maths B


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Coordinator: Dr Darcy Mullamphy
Lecturer: Assoc. Professor Wayne Read.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 13 hours workshops
  • 39 hours online interactive lectures
  • 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.