MA 208 Discrete Mathematics
U1B 2006 BL
Senior Instructor/Adjunct Faculty
B.S. General Engineering, U.S. Military AcademyM.S. Applied Science, University of California at Davis
Ft. Bliss, TX
23 May-13 Jul 2006
5:00 - 7:30 PM
Textbook: Johnsonbaugh, Richard, Discrete Mathematics, Sixth Edition, Prentice Hall, Inc, 2005, Upper Saddle River, NJ
Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore
Course Description: This course introduces the student to selected finite systems pertinent to the study of computer science. Course topics will include the following: mathematical induction, sets, relations functions, matrices, graphs, trees, combinational analysis, Boolean algebra, and other structures. Pre-requisite: Any math course > MA131. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: Impart knowledge and techniques associated with the topics covered in the course.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Two examinations of equal weight consisting of representative problems associated with the topics presented.
Grading: The final grade in the course will be determined as follows:
Exam I........50% A............90% or above
Exam II.......50% B............80 to 89.99%
C............70 to 79.99%
Total...100% D............60 to 69.99%
F............Below 60% or 3
A grade of 'I' will not be allowed unless the student has met with the instructor and discussed the difficulties encountered.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Only with prior approval of the instructor.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: 1. It is expected that all students will participate in the class by asking questions and by presenting problems as assigned.
2. Three (3) unexcused absences will result in a grade of F. All students are encouraged to consult with the instructor if he/she is expecting to be absent for legitimate reasons.
3. A student turning anybody else's work as his/her own will not be tolerated. If determined by the instructor that academic dishonesty has occurred in any part of the course, the student involved will normally be given an immediate grade of F and dropped from the course. The Dean of Academic Affairs will be notified in writing of the action taken. The added recommendation will be made to the Dean that the student involved be dropped from the college.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Date Chapter Topic
23 May 1 Logic and Proofs
25 May 1 cont Logic and Proofs
30 May 2 The Language of Mathematics
1 Jun 3 Relations
6 Jun 4 Algorithms
8 Jun 4 cont Algorithms
13 Jun 1,2,3,4 Review Chapters 1,2,3,4
15 Jun 1,2,3,4 Exam, Chapters 1,2,3,4
20 Jun 5 Intro to Number Theory
22 Jun 5 cont Counting Methods
27 Jun 6 Counting Methods
29 Jun 7 Recurrence Relations
4 Jul 8 Graph Theory
6 Jul 8 cont Graph Theory
11 Jul 5,6,7,8 Review Chapters 5,6,7,8
13 Jul 5,6,7,8 Exam, Chapters 5,6,7,8
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
Last Updated:4/27/2006 3:18:26 PM