Module Code :

GEH1036

IVLE

Module Title : 
Living with Mathematics 
Module Description : 
The objective of this course is to exhibit some simple mathematical ideas that permeate a modern society and to show how a reasonably numerate person can use these ideas in everyday life and, in the process, gain an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematical ideas. For example, we will learn some counting methods that can be applied to the enumeration of bus routes in a model of a grid system of roads in a city. We will also investigate some basic properties of graphs, which are mathematical structures used to model relationships between people in social networks, groups, organizations, computers, URLs etc. Transmission of digital information and signals is now an integral part of modern society. We will look at questions like: How do we encode information so that certain errors in transmission can be detected, or even corrected? How do we check that a given sequence of numbers is a proper International Standard Book Number (ISBN)? How do we encrypt sensitive information like credit card numbers using properties of prime numbers? Finally, we will examine some basic ideas in probability which are often at the basis for making decisions and judgement in the real world with random outcomes and measurements. 
Module Examinable : 


Exam Date : 
29072017 AM

Modular Credits : 
4 
Prerequisite : 
Nil 
Preclusion : 
GEK1505 
Module Workload (ABCDE)* : 
31033 
Remarks : 
Nil 
* 
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial hours per week
C: no. of laboratory hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week
 
Class  Type  Week Type  Week Day  Start  End  Room 
SL1  LECTURE  EVERY WEEK  TUESDAY  1000  1200  LT21,

SL1  LECTURE  EVERY WEEK  TUESDAY  1400  1600  LT21,

SL1  LECTURE  EVERY WEEK  THURSDAY  1000  1200  LT21,


Class  Type  Week Type  Week Day  Start  End  Room 
Iteration 
ST1  TUTORIAL  EVERY WEEK  THURSDAY  1400  1600  LT21,

Available in Tutorial Balloting [Iteration 9].


