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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Lectures and practice classes.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 one-hour lectures (three per week), 11 one-hour practice classes (one per week) |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours total time commitment.
Plus one of
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||
Students may only gain credit for one of Discrete Maths and Operations Research and 620-261 (prior to 2009)
|Core Participation Requirements:||It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their active and safe participation in a subject are encouraged to discuss this with the relevant subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.|
CoordinatorProf Peter John Forrester, Prof Peter Taylor
This subject introduces the essential features of operations research methods, and also introduces the area of discrete mathematics as applied to social sciences. In the operations research part of the subject topics covered include mathematical modelling, linear programming, simplex and revised simplex methods, and duality theory. In discrete mathematics topics covered include scheduling, voting, fair division and bargaining. The subject material has a common theme of applications of mathematics in realistic settings encountered in the business world, industry and day-to-day life.
Students who successfully complete this subject should have
Up to 50 pages of written assignments 20% (due during semester), a 3-hour written examination 80% (in the examination period).
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This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
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In addition to learning specific skills that will assist students in their future careers in science, they will have the opportunity to develop generic skills that will assist them in any future career path. These include
This subject is available for science credit to students enrolled in the BSc (both pre-2008 and new degrees), BASc or a combined BSc course.
A basic knowledge of Matlab such as would be gained by completing 620-142 (prior to 2009), Linear Algebra or Accelerated Mathematics 1 (620-157 Mathematics 1 prior to 2009) will be assumed.
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