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CS 208 Discrete Mathematics
Tankins, Edwin S.


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Course

CS 208 Discrete Mathematics

Semester

F1H 2007 BU

Faculty

Tankins, Edwin S.

Title

Instructor CS

Degrees/Certificates

BS Metallurgical Eng, Univ Of Wisconsin
MS metallurgical Engineering, Univ Of Pennsylvania

Office Location

MCAS Beaufort Building 596 room 114

Office Hours

MW 1630 - 1730 hrs

Daytime Phone

(843) 342 - 5050

E-Mail

Edwin.Tankins@park.edu

tankins@hargray.com

Semester Dates

13 Aug - 7 Oct 07

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

5:00 - 7:30 PM

Prerequisites

MA 131 or higher level course

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Hein, James L, (2003), Discrete Mathematics Second Edition, Jones
and Bartlett, Sudbury, Massachusetts

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:

Dossy, J, Discrete Mathematics, 4th Edition, Addison-Wesley, 2002
 
Electronic Resources to help with Discrete Mathematics problems- -
Check out www.purplemath.com
 
 

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Course Description:
This course introduces the students to selected finite systems pertinent to the study of computer science. Course topics will include combinatorial problem solving, logic, Boolean algebra, combinatorial circuits, sets, relations, functions, proofs, mathematical induction, recurrence relations, graphs, trees, and counting techniques. Prequisite: Any math course > MA 131. 3:0:3.

Educational Philosophy:

I believe learning should be an enjoyable, challenging experience. I try to bring real world experiences to the class room. I try to bring excitement to learning by various approaches and grading criteria producing successful students. I consider quizzes and exams part of the learning experience; hence I don't use closed book exams.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain and solve problems involving logics, Boolean algebra, combinatorial circuits, sets, relations, and functions, proofs, mathematical induction, and recurrence relations.
  2. Explain and solve problems involving graphs, paths, circuits, graph coloring, directed graphs, shortest path algorithms
  3. Explain and solve problems involving trees, spanning trees, rooted trees, binary trees, and tree traversal algorithms.
  4. Explain and solve problems involving counting techniques such as permutations, combinations, binomial theorem, and probability.


Core Assessment:



For this course, the assessment is based on a final exam. There will be 4 questions in each of the 8 categories, i.e. Synthesis, Analysis,… etc. Thus, there will be 32 questions total in the final exam. Furthermore, all 4 questions for each category should cover all 4 learning outcomes.

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

Students are required to read all assigned material prior to class. Homework will be completed prior to class and will be reviewed during class. There will be quizzes, a midterm and final exam. In additional to the assigned exercises in the text there will be hand out exercises in class.

Grading:

Final grades will be based on the following weights:
Mid Term Exam     30%
Final Exam             40%
Homework             10%
Quizzes                  15%
Class Participation  05% 
Your overall score is determined as follows:
(your_total_hr_quiz_pts/max_quiz_pts)*15 + (your_total-homework_pts/
max_homework_pts)*10 + ( your_total _ part_pts/_total_part _pts)*05
+(your_total_mid_term exam_pts/max_mid-termexam_pts)*30 + ( your
_total_final exam_pts/max_final exam_pts)*40
 
Letter gradesare assigned ( based on your overall score) as follows:
 A = 90 % or above
 B = 80 - 89 %
 C = 70 - 79%
 D = 60 - 69%
 F = 59% or below

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Homework must be turned in at the beginning of class on the day it is due.
The date due will be annotated at the beginning of each assignment. Late
homework will be accepted at the start of the next class meeting but will
incur a 7 point (out of 100) reduction in score. The instructor will accept late
assignments if extenuating circumstances exist. Late homework will not be
accepted after a week past the due date and will receive an automatic zero
for the assignment. If you are going on TDY, then you are responsible to let me know.
 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Students must read all assigned chapters for that night prior to that
scheduled class meeting. Students are expected to be well prepared to
discuss examples and assignments provided at the end of each chapter or
handed out by the instructor. Students are expected to come to all classes
and be on time. Classes missed for legitimate reasons: illnesses, death in
the family, work assignments, and temporary duty are excusable. The student
is responsible for providing the instructor a reason for the excused absence
either prior to or immediately after the absence. No talking on cell phones
during the class. There will no consumption of food during the class lecture.
The student is expected not to be disruptive during the class.

Week

Class Activities,

Assignments,

Homework(Study) & Tests,

Meeting - 1,Aug 13, 15  MWed

Ch 1 Elem Notions & Notations

P1 - p72

Sec 1-2 #2,5 Sec1-2 #4 Sec1-3 #6, Sec 1.4 #'s 4,6,8 & 10  Quiz 1

Meeting - 2, Aug 20,22  MWed

Ch 2 Facts About Functions

P73 _P125

Sec 2-1 #10& 17, Sec 2-2 #7, Sec 2-3, #14 & 20, Sec 2-4 # 6 Quiz 2

Meeting - 3, Aug 27, 29  MWed

Ch 3 Construction Techniques

P127 - p191

Sec 3-1 # 12,7&14
Sec 3-2 # 2 & 9
Sec 3-3 #10 & 12 Quiz 3

Meeting - 4, Sept 3, 5  MWed

Ch 4 Equiv, Order & Inductive proof
Ch 5 Analysis Techniques

P193 - P272
P273 -P342

Sec 4-1 #10,14
Sec 4-2 #10,11
Sec 4-3 #6, Sec 4-4 # 6, Handouts in class Quiz 4

Meeting - 5, Sept 10 12  MWed    

MIDTERM EXAM
Ch 6 Elementry Logic

Ch 1 through Ch 5
P345 - 394

Handouts in Class

Meeting - 6, Sept 17 19  MWed

Ch 7 Predicate Logic

P397 - P457

Sec 7-1 # 18, Sec 7-2 #5, Sec 7-3 #6, Handouts in class, Quiz 5

Meeting - 7, Sept24 26  MWed

Ch 8 Applied Logic
Ch 9 Computational Logic

P457 - P503
P505 - 555

Handouts in Class
Handouts in Class
Quiz 6

Meeting - 8, Oct 1 3   MWed

Ch 10 Algebraic Structures & Techniques
FINAL EXAM

P557 - 632
Ch 6 - 10

Review Previous Assignments since midterm


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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89

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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "W".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1, 2, 3, 4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Demonstrate mastery of 4 questions Demonstrate mastery of 3 questions Demonstrate mastery of 2 questions Demonstrate mastery of 0-1 questions 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1, 2, 3, 4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Demonstrate mastery of 4 questions Demonstrate mastery of 3 questions Demonstrate mastery of 2 questions Demonstrate mastery of 0-1 questions 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
1, 2, 3, 4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Demonstrate mastery of 4 questions Demonstrate mastery of 3 questions Demonstrate mastery of 2 questions Demonstrate mastery of 0-1 questions 
Terminology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
1,2, 3, 4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Demonstrate mastery of 4 questions Demonstrate mastery of 3 questions Demonstrate mastery of 2 questions Demonstrate mastery of 0-1 questions 
Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1, 2, 3, 4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Demonstrate mastery of 4 questions Demonstrate mastery of 3 questions Demonstrate mastery of 2 questions Demonstrate mastery of 0-1 questions 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
1, 2, 3, 4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Demonstrate mastery of 4 questions Demonstrate mastery of 3 questions Demonstrate mastery of 2 questions Demonstrate mastery of 0-1 questions 
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
1,2, 3, 4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Demonstrate mastery of 4 questions Demonstrate mastery of 3 questions Demonstrate mastery of 2 questions Demonstrate mastery of 0-1 questions 
Component                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1, 2, 3, 4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Demonstrate mastery of 4 questions Demonstrate mastery of 3 questions Demonstrate mastery of 2 questions Demonstrate mastery of 0-1 questions 

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