Class will meet:
Section | Time | Days | Room |
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002 | 9:30-10:45 | TR | D254 |
from Aug 19^{th} to Dec 13^{th}.
You will have your final Wednesday and Thursday of Finals Week — Dec 11-Dec 12.
MTH 103 (college algebra) with a grade of a C or better
OR
other placement options as
listed here.
Discrete Mathematics; Irani; zyBooks; 2024
Write Your Own Proofs (in set theory and discrete mathematics), Babich and Person, Dover
Discrete Mathematics with Proof, Gossett, Wiley
Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications, Rosen, McGraw Hill
Introduces analysis of finite collections and mathematical foundations of sequential machines, computer system design, data structures, and algorithms. Includes sets and logic, sequences and subscripts, number systems, counting, recursion, graph theory, trees, finite probability, matricies, and Boolean algebra.
Activity | Percent | |
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Tests | 63 % | |
Final | 25 % | |
'In Class' Activities | 12 % | |
Total | 100 % |
Grade | Percentage | ||||
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A | 90 | - | |||
B | 80 | - | 90 | ||
C | 70 | - | 80 | ||
D | 60 | - | 70 | ||
F | 0 | - | 60 |
Tests consist (most often) of multiple choice, word problems, graphing/interpretation, solving equations, proofs, etc. Tests may also contain thought/discussion problems. All problems are based on similar homework problems from that test's chapter(s). (But not necessarily homework 'set' problems...)
Make-up exams (with reasonable excuse — see participation), will be ALL essays, proofs, and/or word problems.
The final is cumulative. That is, it will contain problems from through-out the entire semester.
Grading of all exams is based on correctness of work SHOWN. (If you do scratch work, don't erase it! And if you do scratch work on a separate sheet, label it with the problem number...)
Types of Assignments | Timing of Assignments | Grading of Assignments | Handing in Assignments |
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Homework sets | The homework sets for a chapter are for you to do to prepare for each exam. Do it at your own pace, but I'd recommend you do the problems at least twice a week — after each lecture. | Again, I won't be grading the homework sets as they are for your own benefit. | Don't hand in your homework sets. They are completely for your own benefit. |
Participation | Every class period will be followed up by 'participation' questions on the TopHat website. | Grading is automated but you get 80% for just hitting Submit! | These are all on the TopHat website and you just need to hit Submit on each problem separately. |
Extra Credit | You can hand in extra credit at any time — but you must mark it clearly as extra credit. | Extra credit based on homework sets is graded based on completeness and thoroughness. Extra credit based on summary papers is graded on completeness, thoroughness, and correctness. Extra credit based on computer implementation or research is based on depth and completeness. | Make sure you place your name, course, section, and the points the extra credit is worth at least on the submission. For exercises, label each section of each chapter as such. Start new sections on a new PDF. If I can't read it, it doesn't count. |
Due dates are present for a reason. If you do not turn in an assignment by the due date given, credit will be denied. (Reasonable excuses may be accepted so that credit will merely be reduced.)
Week(s) | Chapter Sections | Topics | |
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1 | Chapter 1.1-9 | Logic | |
2 | Chapter 2.1-7 | Proofs | |
Exam 1 | |||
3 | Chapter 3.1-7 | Sets | |
3, 4 | Chapter 4.1-5 | Functions | |
4 | Chapter 5.1 | Boolean Algebra | |
Exam 2 | |||
5, 6 | Chapter 6.1-10 | Relations / Digraphs | |
Exam 3 | |||
6 | Chapter 7.1-3 | Computation | |
7, 8 | Chapter 8.1-6,10-14,17 | Induction and Recursion | |
Exam 4 | |||
9 | Chapter 9.1-5 | Integer Properties | |
10, 11 | Chapter 10.1-12 | Introduction to Counting | |
11, 12 | Chapter 11.2-3 | Advanced Counting | |
Exam 5 | |||
12, 13 | Chapter 13.1-9 | Graphs | |
14 | Chapter 14.1,3-6 | Trees | |
Exam 6 | |||
15, 16 | Chapter 12.1-8 | Discrete Probability | |
16 | Chapter 11.4 | Generating Functions | |
Exam 7 |
I will try to keep the week-to-week schedule up to date with notices during class. Watch for them (and remind me if I forget...)!