Introduction to Discrete Mathematics

Introduces the ideas of rigor and proof through an examination of basic set theory, quantification theory, elementary counting, discrete probability, and additional topics.

Section 5

Instructor: J. Englander

Grader: Avery Wilson

Office: MATH 324

Hours: MF 2-3 pm


Welcome to my course!


Basic info: 

MATH 1300 (Analytic Geometry / Calc 1) or APPM 1350.

01:00-01:50 on  M,W, and F  
Fleming 154

"Mathematics, a Discrete Introduction" by E. R. Scheinerman, Third Edition, 
Cengage Learning.


30% MT
30% HW
40% Final

Midterm: March 10, Monday, in class. 
(Closed notes and closed book. No electronic devices permitted.)

Final: May 2, Friday, in class. 
(Closed notes and closed book. No electronic devices permitted.)

Eating/drinking policy:
That is fine.

Texting Policy:
No texting. (If urgent, then please go outside the classroom.)


HOMEWORK SETS (Nrs refer to textbook)

HW1 (Due Jan 31, 2014)
5.18, 5.21, 6.6, 6.7, 6.13

HW2 (Due Febr 7, 2014)
7.10, 7.13, 8.3, 8.8, 8.9

HW3 (Due Febr 14, 2014)
9.10, 9.15, 10.5, 10.13, 11.6

HW4 (Due Febr 21, 2014)
12.2, 12.18, 12.24, 13.5, 14.4

HW5 (Due Febr 28, 2014)
14.10, 14.11, 14.16, 15.2, 15.11

HW6 (Due March 7, 2014)
13, 16.3, 16.7, 16.11, 16.13

HW7 (Due March 19, 2014)
17.7, 17.12, 17.20, 19.2, 19.3

HW8 (Due April 11, 2014)
20.13, 20.14, 21.5, 22.9, 22.10

HW9 (Due April 18, 2014)
23.6, 23.9, 24.2, 24.6, 24.16

HW10 (Due April 25, 2014)
25.1, 25.3, 25.7, 26.11, 27.3

!!! In light of the upcoming final exam (see above), I decided not to give more HW.

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