Subject COMP20004 (2014)
Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 48 hours, comprising of two 1-hour lectures and one 2-hour workshop per week |
Total Time Commitment:
One first year mathematics subject (12.5 points)
Admission to the MC-ENG Master of Engineering (Software)
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Students cannot enrol in and gain credit for this subject and:
433-255 Logic and Computation
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
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Formal logic and discrete mathematics provide the theoretical foundations for computer science. This subject is an introduction to the science of computing. It provides a grounding in the theories of logic, sets, relations, functions, automata and formal languages, providing concepts that underpin virtually all the practical tools contributed by the discipline, for automated storage, retrieval, manipulation and communication of data.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILO
On completion of this subject the student is expected to:
Hurdle requirement: To pass the subject, students must obtain at least 50% overall and 32/64 in the written examination.
Markinson, D. 2008 sets, Logic and Maths for Computing. Springer.
Doets, K. and van Eijck, J. 2004 The Haskell Road to Logic, Maths and Programming. King's College Publ.
Sipser, M. 2006 Introduction to the Theory of Computation. Thomson Course Technology, second edition
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This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
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On completion of this subject students should have developed the following skills:
LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
The subject involves two 1-hour lectures per week followed by a 2-hour tutorial. Weekly tutorial problems are assigned and discussed in class. Tutors use some tutorial time to demonstrate applications of the theory, such as SAT-solver use, logic programming, and parsing. Lectures and tutorials are designed to be highly interactive, and the written assignments are designed to be challenging, so as to generate discussion. Although written assignments are submitted by students individually, in-plenum discussion of the problems is allowed, and encouraged.
INDICATIVE KEY LEARNING RESOURCES
The subject uses online reading materials and offers access to visualisation tools (the JFLAP suite), an online discussion forum, and advance access to all teaching materials, including slides used in lectures.
CAREERS / INDUSTRY LINKS
The subject is foundational. While the practice of computing changes fast, the theoretical underpinnings, and many of the basic concepts underlying computation, change only slowly. A foundation in logic and mathematics provides important conceptual tools that are used by theoreticians, computer scientists, and software engineering practitioners alike.
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