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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 2021: Andrew Mathas, Anna Aksamit
  • Email contact address: MATH1004@sydney.edu.au.

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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.

Class representatives

We are looking for volunteers to be student representatives for the course. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact math1004@usyd.edu.au by the end of Week 2.

Online Resources

For enrolled students or other authorized people only, here is a link to the Canvas page for MATH1004.

Consultation

LecturerAvailabilityTimeLocation
Anna AksamitWeeks 1 – 6Thursday 13:00 – 14:00zoom
Andrew MathasWeeks 7 – 12Thursday 13:00 – 14:00zoom

Assessment

Date*DescriptionBetter markWeighting
23:59 September 2 Assignment 1 5%
23:59 September 16 Quiz 1 12.5%
23:59 October 21 Quiz 2 12.5%
23:59 October 28 Assignment 2 5%
Exam 65%
All dates are given in Sydney time.

References

Koo-guan Choo and Donald Taylor, Introduction to discrete mathematics. Longman Cheshire, 1994 (recommended reading)

Online resources

Lecture notes with blanks Lectures Tutorials Further resources Assessment
Week 1
9/8-13/8
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No tutorial in week 1 Catalan numbers
Week 2
16/8-20/8
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Week 3
23/8-27/8
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Week 4
30/8-3/9
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Extra problems 4 solutions
Assignment 1 (5%)
Due 23:59 September 2
Week 5
6/9-10/9
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Week 6
13/9-17/9
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Quiz 1 (12.5%)
23:59 September 16
Week 7
20/9-24/9
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Extra problems 7 questions
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Mid-semester break
Week 8
4/10-8/10
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Week 9
11/10-15/10
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Week 10
18/10-22/10
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Extra problems 10 questions
Extra problems 10 solutions
Partial fractions Quiz 2 (12.5%)
23:59 October 21
Week 11
25/10-29/10
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Extra problems 11 questions
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Assignment 2 (5%)
Due 23:59 October 28
Week 12
1/11-5/11
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Extra problems 12 questions
Extra problems 12 solutions
Week 13
8/11-12/11

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