Welcome to the website for CITS2211 in 2019. This unit introduces students to the mathematical foundations of computer science: basic logic, formal proofs, sets, relations, counting and countability, automata and formal languages.
|20 July||Welcome to the Discrete Structures unit in 2019. All classes for CITS2211 start in the week beginning Monday 29 July, semester 2, week 1. The first class is from 10am to 12 noon, Wednesday, in the Murdoch Lecture Theatre (room G58 in the Arts building).|
|09 Aug||The first test is next Friday, 16 August, at 11am. See the assessments page for details.|
|04 Sep||The second test is on Friday, 6 September, at 11am. See the assessments page for details.|
|04 Sep||The third test was made available on Friday, 20 September, and was due on Friday, 27 September, at 11am. See the assessments page for further details.|
|11 Oct||The fourth test was made available on Friday, 11 October, and was due on Friday, 18 October, at 11am. See the assessments page for further details.|
Announcements will be made in the lecture-workshops, and repeated in the Help2211 discussion forum – not via the LMS. It is your responsibility to keep up to date with these, to ensure you do not miss any important information.
Unit coordinator: Arran Stewart
Consultation: Thurs 4-5 pm in CSSE room G.8
Teaching Assistants: Theo Vickery, Paul Castle, Manou Rosenberg, Tim Pesch
Students must attend two classes each week. These workshop-lecture classes will include lecture segments, tutorial work and assessments. The classes will usually run for 90 minutes; occasionally if more material needs to be covered, we’ll instead have two 50 minutes sessions with a 10-min break. In-class tests will be held at 11am on Fridays. See the Schedule page for details.
|Workshop Lecture||10am to 12||Wed||Murdoch lecture theatre (Arts G58)|
|Workshop Lecture||11am to 1pm||Friday||Woolnough LT|
On completion of this unit, students will be able to:
The assessment for CITS2211 comprises fortnightly tests, and a final exam.
|Assessment||% of final mark||Assessment Dates|
|Fortnightly Tests||40%||about every two weeks|
|Examination||60%||November Examination Period|
In order to pass CITS2211 consistent practice and effort are needed throughout the semester. Time spent in class (and reviewing class materials) should account for about one-third of the effort required for this unit. The remainder of your time should be spent attempting exercises and gaining practice in problem-solving and writing proofs.