CS 208 Discrete Mathematics
S2T 2010 DLA
Green, Kathleen R.
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(1) Discrete Mathematics, 5th Edition (November 18, 2005) by John A. Dossey, Albert D. Otto, Lawrence E. Spence, and Charles Vanden Eynden. ISBN 0321305159. Addison Wesley.
(2) Student's Solutions Manual to Discrete Mathematics, 5th edition, by Dossey, Otto, Spence, and Vanden Eynden. ISBN 0-321-30517-5, Addison Wesley.
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
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 RubricClass Assessment: Reading Assignments:
· Students will be expected to read the assigned chapters in the textbook and the lectures.
· The Online/Class Discussions, Homework Assignments, Self Checks, Quizzes and Final Examination assume you have read the assigned readings.
Class Participation (Online/Class Discussions):
· Students should visit the discussion area at least three times each week or a minimum three hours per week, or participate at class. Making sure that you post your discussion in the proper format, is of great importance. We will post as:
PROBLEM: Section # [student will post, at a minimum, one problem]
· There is no credit given if a student does not participate in the Class Discussion during the week assigned or does not post in the correct manner as stated above.
Homework Assignments & Quizzes:
Points earned each week
Number of Weeks
Course Home Introduction
Weekly Self Checks
Course Grading Scale:
This subsection should list the grading scale and weighting for all of the graded work during a course. The grading scale must use the following scale below, and point totals for each letter grade must be included (see example below).
Below 60 %
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct: On-Line Participation
Chapter 1 – AN INTRODUCTION TO COMBINATORIAL PROBLEMS AND TECHNIQUES
Section 1.1 – The Time to Complete a Project
Section 1.2 – A Matching Problem
Section 1.3 – A Knapsack Problem
Chapter 2 – SETS, RELATIONS, AND FUNCTIONS
Section 2.1 – Set Operations
Chapter 2 - SETS, RELATIONS, AND FUNCTIONS
Section 2.4 – Functions
Section 2.5 – Mathematical Induction
Appendix A Section A.1 – STATEMENTS AND CONNECTIVES
Appendix A Section A.2 – LOGICAL EQUIVALENCE
Chapter 9 – RECURRENCE RELATIONS AND GENERATING FUNCTIONS
Section 9.1 – Recurrence Relations
Section 9.2 – The Method of Iteration
Section 1.4 – Algorithms and Their Efficiency
Chapter 10 – COMBINATORIAL CIRCUITS AND FINITE STATE MACHINES
Section 10.1 – Logical Gates
Section 10.2 – Creating Combinatorial Circuits
Section 10.3 – Karnaugh Maps
· Operate and practice binary data representation, binary to decimal conversion, decimal to binary conversion, binary addition (Not in the textbook, See Supplemental Material)
Chapter 4 – GRAPHS
Section 4.1 – Graphs and Their Representations
Section 4.2 – Paths and Circuits
Section 4.3 – Shortest Paths and Distance
Section 4.4 – Coloring a Graph
Section 4.5 – Directed Graphs and Multigraphs
Chapter 5 – TREES
Section 5.1 – Properties of Trees
Section 5.2 – Spanning Trees
Section 5.3 – Depth-First Search
Section 5.4 – Rooted Trees
Section 5.5 – Binary Trees and Traversals
Week 7: Chapter 8 – COUNTING TECHNIQUES
Section 8.1 – Pascal’s Triangle and the Binomial Theorem
Section 8.2 – Three Fundamental Principles
Section 8.3 – Permutations and Combinations
Section 8.4 – Arrangements and Selections with Repetitions
Section 8.5 – Probability
Week 8: Review and Final Exam.
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