This page will be updated periodically through the semester. See below for links to weekly tutorial problems and solutions. See below for Advanced MATH2969 assignment problems.
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Discrete Mathematics Exam Consultation Times in Room 619:
The lecturer is David Easdown, whose office is Carslaw 619 (phone 9351 4217). David plans to be available for lunchtime consultations each Wednesday from Week 2 between 1.00-2.00 pm. If you need to make an appointment to see him at some other time, try ringing first or emailing him.
The first quiz was held on Tuesday 28 March in the Carslaw 175 Lecture Theatre, and marked quizzes were returned in lectures on Wednesday 29 March. Uncollected marked quizzes have been placed in the collection boxes on level 3 Carslaw. Click here to see the notice which includes rules for the quiz and the topics that were studied. Click on the following links to download versions of the quiz for revision/study purposes: Version A, Version B.
The first quiz was held on Tuesday 11 April in the Carslaw 175 Lecture Theatre, and marked quizzes were returned in lectures on Wednesday 12 April. Uncollected marked quizzes have been placed in the collection boxes on level 3 Carslaw. Click here to see the notice which includes rules for the quiz and the topics that were studied. Click on the following links to download versions of the quiz for revision/study purposes: Version A, Version B.
Lectures and practice classes will be held on
The times and locations for tutorials are
David Easdown's notes A Course in Discrete Mathematics will be a comprehensive text for the Discrete Mathematics half of the course and may be purchased ($9.50) from Kopystop, 55 Mountain Street, Broadway. Kopystop's phone number is 9211 2733.
The library contains many excellent books on discrete mathematics, too numerous to mention here. A good introduction to many of the topics can be found in Introduction to Discrete Mathematics by Choo and Taylor. The call number for that book, in the Fisher Library and the Mathematics Library (level 8 Carslaw), is 511.3 35.
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Two quizzes in Discrete Mathematics are planned to be held in weeks 4 and 6, the details of which will be announced the week before. These are an opportunity for you to get quick feedback from the lecturer how well you are coping with the material, and help the lecturer fine-tune the pace of lectures and rectify obvious difficulties.
Tutorial sheets and any other handouts will usually be distributed in lectures. Spare copies may be collected also from the Carslaw seventh floor corridor.