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Course Description: (MA208) 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, combinatorial analysis, Boolean algebra, and other structures. Prerequisite: Any math course > MA131. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: As studies have conclusively shown that cooperative learning is effective, class time will be allotted to both lecture and group work.
Learning Outcomes:Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:
. use truth tables and action diagrams
. use set theory and Venn diagrams
. solve problems using combination and permutation equations
. do arithmetic in the binary and hexadecimal numbering systems
. solve problems using recursion
. solve binomial coefficient problems
Course Assessment: The final grade is based entirely on the average of quiz scores. The lowest quiz score will be discarded if a students successfully completes an extra-credit assignment. The instructor reserves the right to give an unannounced quiz at any time. So watch out.
Grading: GRADING PLAN: The grade is based on the quiz average.
Quiz Average Grade
Late Submission of Course Materials: All quizzes and assignments must be completed in order to receive a grade. If the instructor is unable to determine a final grade at the end of the term, a grade of “F” will be temporarily assigned until the final grade is determined.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students are expected to show respect for each other, and to work together during group assignments. Respect for the instructor is encouraged, but not required.
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. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences
via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate
Catalog Page 100An “excused absence” is defined as an absence where the instructor is notified before the start of class.
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