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37181 Discrete Mathematics

6cp; 4hpw
Anti-requisite(s): 35111 Applications of Discrete Mathematics


This subject is designed to provide students with an appreciation of the practical benefits that result from the application of discrete mathematics to problems in areas such as data storage, digital communication and DNA sequencing. The subject places a strong emphasis on developing a clear understanding of the common features of problems from diverse areas, with students developing practical skills in problem solving through structured tutorial exercises. Topics are chosen to cover the mathematics underlying universal product codes, recording music on CDs, secret sharing schemes, page-rank algorithms and voting schemes.

Typical availability

Spring semester, City campus

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