MATHS13518B (HAM)
Discrete Structures
15 Points
Staff
Convenor(s)
Nicholas Cavenagh
8329
G.3.25
To be advised
nicholas.cavenagh@waikato.ac.nz

Lecturer(s)
Nicholas Cavenagh
8329
G.3.25
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nicholas.cavenagh@waikato.ac.nz

Tim Stokes
4131
G.3.11
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tim.stokes@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description
An introduction to a number of the structures of discrete mathematics with wide applicability in areas such as: computer logic, analysis of algorithms, telecommunications, networks and public key cryptography. In addition it introduces a number of fundamental concepts which are useful in Statistics, Computer Science and further studies in Mathematics. Topics covered are: sets, binary relations, directed and undirected graphs; propositional and some predicate logic; permutations, combinations, and elementary probability theory; modular arithmetic.
Students have until the sixth Friday from Mon 9th July to determine if they wish to change down to a less difficult Mathematics paper (subject to lecturer’s approval) without any fees loss. It is recommended such a change be done as soon as possible.
Paper Structure
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:
Assessment
The assessment will consist of TWO Tests (worth a total of 32%) as follows:
DATE: Thursday August 16th 6.00–8.00pm (L.G.01, L.G.02 & L.G.03) (16%)
DATE: Tuesday October 2nd 6.00–8.00pm (L.G.01, L.G.02 & L.G.03) (16%)
The TOTAL assignment component is worth 18% and the Final Exam worth 50%. There will be 10 assignments of which only the best 8 marks will be counted.
Please ensure you always take your ID CARD to tests – if you do not, your test script and mark will be withheld until you present this to the Maths Reception Office (G.3.19) the following day. There will be NO test resits.
An UNRESTRICTED pass (i.e. C or better) will only be awarded to students who achieve both a final overall mark of at least 50% and a Final Exam mark of at least 40%. A final overall grade of RP (Restricted pass) will not be accepted as a prerequisite for entry into any higher level Maths paper.
Calculators will NOT be permitted in Tests or the Final Examination.
COPYING of other students’ Assignments/Tests will receive zero (this will include all students involved) and be reported to the Disciplinary Committee.Assessment Components
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50. The final exam makes up 50% of the overall mark.
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Prerequisite(s)
Prerequisite papers: At least one of MATHS165, MATHS166, MATH165, MATH166, or 16 credits in NCEA Level 3 Mathematics.
Restriction(s)
Restricted papers: COMP235, MATH258