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Unit Summary
Unit type
UG Coursework Unit
Credit points
12
AQF level
Level of learning
Introductory
Former School/College
Unit aim
Mathematical ideas expands a student's knowledge of current mathematical knowledge as well the historical development of selected mathematical ideas. Topics include set and number theory, real and complex number systems, geometry, mathematical systems, systems of linear equations, counting techniques.
Unit content
Topic One: Proof and Critical Thinking in Mathematics
Topic Two: Set theory
Topic Three: Algebra, Graphs and Functions
Topic Four: Boolean Algebra and Logic. Truth tables, equivalent statements
Topic Five: Boolean Algebra and Logic  Switching Circuits, Propositional Calculus, Validity of an Argument
Topic Six: Number Theory
Topic Seven: Complex Numbers
Topic Eight: Geometry Topic Nine: Counting Techniques
Learning outcomes
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:  GA1  GA2  GA3  GA4  GA5  GA6  GA7  

1  demonstrate an understanding of and proficiency in the mathematical ideas and techniques within the unit  
2  demonstrate an understanding of current mathematical knowledge as well the historical development of selected important mathematical ideas  
3  analyse real world problems through the use of the mathematical ideas and techniques in the unit  
4  communicate mathematical ideas, processes and results effectively at different levels of formality. 
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

demonstrate an understanding of and proficiency in the mathematical ideas and techniques within the unit
 GA4:

demonstrate an understanding of current mathematical knowledge as well the historical development of selected important mathematical ideas
 GA1:
 GA4:

analyse real world problems through the use of the mathematical ideas and techniques in the unit
 GA1:
 GA6:

communicate mathematical ideas, processes and results effectively at different levels of formality.
 GA4:
 GA6:
Prescribed texts
 Angel, A.R., Abbott, C.D., & Runde, D.C., 2013, A survey of Mathematics with applications, 9th edn, Pearson Addison Wesley, Boston. ISBN: 0321759664.
 Angel, AR, Abbott, CD, & Runde, DC, 2013, A survey of Mathematics with applications, 9th edn, Pearson Addison Wesley, Boston. ISBN: 0321759664.