MA181-4-AU-CO:
Discrete Mathematics

The details
2019/20
Mathematical Sciences
Colchester Campus
Autumn
Undergraduate: Level 4
Current
Thursday 03 October 2019
Saturday 14 December 2019
15
01 October 2019

 

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

 

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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 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

For students outside of the Department, an appropriate A level in Mathematics (or equivalent) is required for this module. If you are unsure whether you meet this criteria please contact mathsug@essex.ac.uk before attempting to enrol. This module gives an introduction to the mathematics of sets, functions and relations applied mainly to finite collects.

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 an appreciation of mathematical proof techniques, including proof by induction.

Module information

Syllabus

This module 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 module consists of two lectures per week and one exercise class per week throughout the spring term. Three revision lectures are given in the summer term.

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have any essential texts. To see non-essential items, please refer to the module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Homework 1 06/11/2019 50%
Coursework Homework 2 04/12/2019 50%
Exam 90 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main)

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
20% 80%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
0% 100%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Alexei Vernitski (asvern@essex.ac.uk), Professor Abdel Aslhi (as@essex.ac.uk)
Dr Alexei Vernitski (asvern@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

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