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Finite Mathematics - MATH2400
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Campus: Kensington Campus
Career: Undergraduate
Units of Credit: 3
EFTSL: 0.06250 (more info)
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 2
Enrolment Requirements:
Prerequisite: MATH1081 or MATH1231 or MATH1241 or MATH1251
CSS Contribution Charge:Band 5 (more info)
Further Information: See Class Timetable


This is an introduction to those areas of Mathematics which underpin parts of computing. The main topics are integer and modulo arithmetic (including tests for primeness of integers), polynomial algebra (including factorization of polynomials and creation of new fields) and an introduction to cryptography and error correcting codes.

Note: MATH1081 Discrete Mathematics is recommended.

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