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Mathematics for Computer Science 1 ( 6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL)


Leader: Dr Tony Lun

Clayton First semester 2005 (Day)
Malaysia First semester 2005 (Day)

Synopsis: Linear algebra: vectors and matrices, Matrix algebra with applications to flow problems and Markov chains; matrix inversion methods. Probability and combinatorics: elementary probability theory, random variables, probability distributions, expected value; counting arguments in combinatorics; statistics for Experimental Design. Calculus: Partial differentiation, finding maximum and minimum of functions of several variables and constructing Taylor series expansions.

Assessment: Examination (3 hours): 70% + Assignments: 30%

Contact Hours: Three 1-hour lectures and one 1-hour support class per week

Prerequisites: VCE Mathematical Methods units 3 and 4

Prohibitions: GAS1601, GAS1613, GAS1614, GAS1631 or GAS1641, MAT1097 and MAT1055