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MATH1004 Discrete Mathematics

General Information

MATH1004 is a Junior (or first-year) unit forming part of the Mainstream Mathematics stream.

  • Credit point value: 3CP.
  • Classes per week: Two lectures and one tutorial.
  • Lecturer(s) in 2017: Jacqui Ramagge, Ruibin Zhang .
  • Email contact address: MATH1004@sydney.edu.au.
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Information sheet for MATH1004

All students should read the information sheet. The information includes (for example) details of the assessment procedure, including dates of assessment tasks.

Answers to frequently asked questions

See the main junior mathematics page for information relating to all junior mathematics units, and see in particular the Junior Maths FAQ page.

Online Resources

Consultation times for MATH1004

  • Mondays 9:00-10:00, Carslaw 523, Jacqui Ramagge (Weeks 1-13)
  • Fridays 9:00-10:00, Carslaw 722, Ruibin Zhang(Weeks 1-7 and Weeks 9-13)

Pre-exam consultation times for MATH1004

  • Monday 6 November 9:00-11:00, Carslaw 523, Jacqui Ramagge
  • Thursday 9 November 14:00-16:00, Carslaw 722, Ruibin Zhang

Class representatives

    We ask for volunteers to be your class representatives, who will meet with the Head of School. We would like to know what you like about the unit and where things can be improved. If you have any issues you would like discussed, please email your representatives and let them know your views.
Resources Information sheet Blackboard Lecture recordings Ed Discussion Socrative
Wednesday lectures Thursday lectures Tutorials Assessment Further resources
Week 1

31/7-6/8
Ramagge 1-1
Zhang 1-1
Ramagge 1-2
Zhang 1-2
Catalan numbers
Week 2

7/8-13/8
Ramagge 2-1
Zhang 2-1
Ramagge 2-2
Zhang 2-2
Pre-tutorial 2 questions
Pre-tutorial 2 solutions
Tutorial 2 questions
Tutorial 2 solutions
Extra problems 2
Extra problems 2 solutions
Week 3

14/8-20/8
Ramagge 3-1
Zhang 3-1
Ramagge 3-2
Zhang 3-2
Pre-tutorial 3 questions
Pre-tutorial 3 solutions
Tutorial 3 questions
Tutorial 3 solutions
Extra problems 3
Extra problems 3 solutions
Assignment 1 - questions
Week 4

21/8-27/8
Ramagge 4-1
Zhang 4-1
Ramagge 4-2
Zhang 4-2
Pre-tutorial 4 questions
Pre-tutorial 4 solutions
Tutorial 4 questions
Tutorial 4 solutions
Extra problems 4
Extra problems 4 solutions
Assignment 1
Due 5:00pm Thursday 24 August
Week 5

28/8-3/9
Ramagge 5-1
Zhang 5-1
Ramagge 5-2
Zhang 5-2
Pre-tutorial 5 questions
Pre-tutorial 5 solutions
Tutorial 5 questions
Tutorial 5 solutions
Extra problems 5
Extra problems 5 solutions
Quiz 1 - sample
Quiz 1 - sample (solutions)
Week 6

4/9-10/9
Ramagge 6-1
Zhang 6-1
Ramagge 6-2
Zhang 6-2
Extra problems 6
Extra problems 6 solutions
Assignment 1 - solutions
Quiz 1
4-5 September
Week 7

11/9-17/9
Ramagge 7-1
Zhang 7-1
Ramagge 7-2
Zhang 7-2
Pre-tutorial 7 questions
Pre-tutorial 7 solutions
Tutorial 7 questions
Tutorial 7 solutions
Extra problems 7
Extra problems 7 solutions
Week 8

18/9-24/9
Ramagge 8-1
Zhang 8-1
Ramagge 8-2
Zhang 8-2
Pre-tutorial 8 questions
Pre-tutorial 8 solutions
Tutorial 8 questions
Tutorial 8 solutions
Extra problems 8
Extra problems 8 solutions
Quiz 2 - sample
Quiz 2 - sample (solutions)
Mid-semester break
Week 9

2/10-8/10
Ramagge 9-1
Zhang 9-1
Ramagge 9-2
Zhang 9-2
Pre-tutorial 9 questions
Pre-tutorial 9 solutions
Tutorial 9 questions
Tutorial 9 solutions
Extra problems 9
Extra problems 9 solutions
Week 10

9/10-15/10
Ramagge 10-1
Zhang 10-1
Ramagge 10-2
Zhang 10-2
Extra problems 10
Extra problems 10 solutions
Assignment 2 - questions
Quiz 2
9-10 October
Week 11

16/10-22/10
Ramagge 11-1
Zhang 11-1
Ramagge 11-2
Zhang 11-2
Pre-tutorial 11 questions
Pre-tutorial 11 solutions
Tutorial 11 questions
Tutorial 11 solutions
No extra problems this week
Assignment 2
Due 5:00pm Thursday 19 October
Partial fractions
Week 12

23/10-29/10
Ramagge 12-1
Zhang 12-1
Ramagge 12-2
Zhang 12-2
Pre-tutorial 12 questions
Pre-tutorial 12 solutions
Tutorial 12 questions
Tutorial 12 solutions
Extra problems 12
Extra problems 12 solutions
Week 13

30/10-5/11
Ramagge 13-1
Zhang 13-1
Ramagge 13-2
Zhang 13-2
Pre-tutorial 13 questions
Pre-tutorial 13 solutions
Tutorial 13 questions
Tutorial 13 solutions
Extra problems 13
Extra problems 13 solutions
Assignment 2 - solutions

Final exam

The multiple choice section of the exam, which consists of 20 questions, will be similar to the multiple choice quiz questions in previous years. Here are Quiz 1A, Quiz 1B, Quiz 1C, Quiz 1D, Quiz 2A, Quiz 2B, Quiz 2C and Quiz 2D from 2015.

Here are the extended answer questions from the 2008 exam, 2009 exam, 2013 exam and 2014 exam.

Beware that the syllabus of the course has changed slightly. We did not cover Karnaugh maps and digital circuits, and you should skip any questions mentioning these topics.

 

Solutions of 2015 Quiz 1

 

Solutions of 2015 Quiz 2

 

Solutions of 2008 exam

 

Solutions of 2009 exam

 

Solutions of 2013 exam

 

Solutions of 2014 exam

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