We will be using Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications (Seventh Edition)
by Kenneth H. Rosen as our textbook. Sixth Edition is also acceptable but it is your responsibility check chapter, section and homework problem numbers.
Be prepared to take lecture notes.
The information discussed in class will be part of the examination material.
We will begin by covering the following topics:
|Chapter and topic||Section||Class hours|
|2: Basic structures. Sets. Functions||2.1-3||3|
|5: Induction and recursion||5.1-2||3|
|7: Discrete probability||7.1-3||5|
|8: Advanced counting techniques||8.1-2, 8.5-6||7|
Homework: 10 x 2.5% = 25%.
Tests: 3 x 15%.
ACADEMIC DEADLINES: The complete list can be found at http://www.registrar.illinois.edu/registration/deadlines_FALL.html. Here are some useful dates:
ACADEMIC DISHONESTY: Please review the academic integrity policies at http://admin.illinois.edu/policy/code/article1_part4_1-401.html. Cheating or plagiarism may result in a failing grade.
UNIVERSITY RESOURSES: Among many resourses, two need to be mentioned:
|No.||Assigned by||Collected on|
|1||Friday 08/31||Friday 09/07|
|2||Friday 09/07||Friday 09/14|
|3||Friday 09/14||Friday 09/21|
|4||Friday 09/21||Friday 09/28|
|5||Friday 09/28||Friday 10/05|
|6||Friday 10/05||Friday 10/12|
|7||Friday 10/12||Friday 10/19|
|8||Friday 10/19||Friday 10/26|
|9||Monday 11/05||Friday 11/09|
|10||Friday 11/9||Friday 11/16|
|11||Friday 11/16||Friday 11/30|
Homework assignments are to be turned in at the beginning
of the Friday classes. Late homeworks will not be accepted.
The weakest homework score will be dropped. Only the 10 best
scores will be used to compute the grade for the course.
Homework Rules: (1) Print your name and course number at the top of the paper. (2) Staple the papers together if your homework takes more than one page. (3) Work out the problems, and justify your answers. (4) Be sure your homework is neat and legible.
Grading: Bonus problems will be included in some homework assignments.
Test II: Thursday, November 1, 2012 Place & time: 101 Armory, 7:00pm
Here are some sample midterm questions (these have been slightly simplified computationally from the first version).
Here are the solutions to the actual midterm.