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: I applaud your effort to further yourself by seeking an education. This is your class and you will get out what you put in. I believe in a lively interactive class with open discussion and student participation. Military students often have priorities outside the classroom. To facilitate this, I teach close to the text and all assignment and testing material will come from the book. I encourage you to read ahead and be prepared to participate in the class.
Learning Outcomes:Each student will learn the basics of logic, proofs, and mathematical induction including the use of sets, strings, relations and functions, and their applications in the computer science area.
Course Assessment: Course will be graded on a combination of quizes and a final exam.
Grading: Quizes: 50%
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late work will not be accepted with prior coordination.
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.
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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">
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Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences
via the online attendance reporting system.
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Catalog Page 100I understand the military life style and schedule and will do everything in my power to help you reach your educational goals. Please contact me as soon as possible regarding conflicting schedules and missed classes.
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