MA181-4-AU-CO:
Discrete Mathematics

The details
2019/20
Mathematical Sciences
Colchester Campus
Autumn
Undergraduate: Level 4
Current
Thursday 04 October 2018
Friday 14 December 2018
15
07 May 2019

 

Requisites for this module
(none)
(none)
(none)
(none)

 

(none)

Key module for

BSC L1G2 Economics and Mathematics (Including Placement Year),
BSC LG11 Economics and Mathematics,
BSC LG18 Economics and Mathematics (Including Foundation Year),
BSC LG1C Economics and Mathematics (Including Year Abroad),
BSC G100 Mathematics,
BSC G102 Mathematics (Including Year Abroad),
BSC G103 Mathematics (Including Placement Year),
BSC G104 Mathematics (Including Foundation Year),
BSC 5B43 Statistics (Including Year Abroad),
BSC 9K12 Statistics,
BSC 9K13 Statistics (Including Placement Year),
BSC 9K18 Mathematics and Statistics (Including Foundation Year),
BSC G1G4 Mathematics with Computing (Including Year Abroad),
BSC G1G8 Mathematics with Computing (Including Foundation Year),
BSC G1GK Mathematics with Computing,
BSC G1IK Mathematics with Computing (Including Placement Year),
BSC G1F3 Mathematics with Physics,
BSC G1F4 Mathematics with Physics (Including Placement Year),
BSC GCF3 Mathematics with Physics (Including Year Abroad),
BSC I1G3 Data Science and Analytics,
BSC I1G3CE Data Science and Analytics,
BSC I1GB Data Science and Analytics (Including Placement Year),
BSC I1GBCE Data Science and Analytics (Including Placement Year),
BSC I1GC Data Science and Analytics (Including Year Abroad),
BSC I1GF Data Science and Analytics (Including Foundation Year)

Module description

The course gives an introduction to the mathematics of sets, functions and relations applied mainly to finite collects.

This module requires students to have an A level in Mathematics (or equivalent). If you are unsure whether you meet this criteria please contact mathsug@essex.ac.uk before attempting to enrol.

Module aims

Syllabus The course introduces sets and relations of various kinds, graphs relational composition, equivalances and partial orders, the notion of countability, induction, recursion and logic. On completion of the course, students should have a basic knowledge of sets and relations together with a appreciation of mathematical proof techniques, including proof by induction.

Module learning outcomes

On completion of the course, students should: have a basic knowledge of sets and relations together with a appreciation of mathematical proof techniques, including proof by induction.

Module information

'A' level Maths or equivalent normally required.

Syllabus
The course introduces sets and relations of various kinds, graphs relational composition, equivalances and partial orders, the notion of countability, induction, recursion and logic.

Learning and teaching methods

This course consists of two lectures per week and one exercise class per week over the Spring term. In the summer term 3 revision lectures are given.

Bibliography*


The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course. The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students. Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Homework 1 50%
Coursework Homework 2 50%
Exam 90 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main)
Overall assessment
Coursework:
20%
Exam:
80%
Reassessment
Coursework:
0%
Exam:
100%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Professor Chris Saker, email: cjsake@essex.ac.uk
Miss Claire Watts, Department Manager, email cmwatts@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
Yes
No
No

External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 43 hours, 43 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).

 

Further information
Mathematical Sciences

* Please note: due to differing publication schedules, items marked with an asterisk (*) base their information upon the previous academic year.

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