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MA 208 Discrete Mathematics
Hsin, Wen


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Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

CS208/MA208 Discrete Mathematics

Semester

FA 2010 HO

Faculty

Hsin, Wen

Title

Professor

Degrees/Certificates

Ph.D.

Office Location

SC016A - Parkville campus

Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday: time posted on the office door

E-Mail

wen.hsin@park.edu

Web Page

http://www.parkonline.org

Semester Dates

8/16/10 to 12/10/10

Class Days

M-W

Class Time

12:00pm-1:15pm

Prerequisites

MA125 or higher

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

1) Discrete Mathematics, 5th edition, by Dossey, Otto, Spence, Vanden Eynden, ISBN: 0-321-30515-9, Addison Wesley

(2) Student's Solutions Manual to Discrete Mathematics, 5th edition, by Dossey, Otto, Spence, Vanden Eynden, ISBN: 0-321-30517-5, Addison Wesley

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Course Description:
This course introduces the student 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. PREREQUISITE: Any math course > MA 125. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
I believe that most people learn best by actually working with and using the information presented in class. To do this, we will have a number of assignments that will give the students an opportunity to work through the concepts learned in the course.

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 finalexam. Furthermore, all 4 questions for each category should cover all 4 learning outcomes.

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

25% Homework
55% Tests
20% Final Exam
 

Grading:

Letter grades are assigned (based on your overall score) as follows:

            90 - 100          A

            80 - 89            B

            70 - 79            C

            60 - 69            D

            less than 60       F

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Each student is allowed TWO late submissions for the entire semester. It is intended to be used for lateness due to family problems, sickness, printer or diskette malfunctions, losing the homework, transportation problems, forgetting to bring the (completed) homework to class, etc. Once this allowance is used up, no further late submission is allowed. That is, subsequent submission must be submitted by the deadline.

Each late permission allows for one class extension. For example, if an assignment is to be due on Wednesday at 9:00am, a late permission extends the assignment deadline to Friday of the same week at 9:00am.

The only exception to the use of a late permission is that once the solution key of an assignment is posted, no further submission can be accepted.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Park University's Student Conduct Code is strictly enforced.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

The following lists the topics covered in the course. They are generally taught in the order listed to optimize the class schedule.
Chapter 1: 1.1 - 1.3 
 
Chapter 2: 2.1, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6 
Appendix A: A.1 – A.2 
Chapter 9: 9.1, 9.2
Chapter 1: 1.4
Chapter 10: 10.1, 10.2, 10.3
Not from the textbook: Binary Number System
Chapter 4: 4.1 – 4.5  
Chapter 5: 5.1 – 5.5  
Chapter 8: 8.1 – 8.5  
If time permits, other topics will be included.  

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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
Penalty: (1) First-time offense - 0 credit on all work (i.e., current and prior assignments, tests, etc.) (2) Subsequent offense - receive F as the final grade and expel the offender from the class.

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. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93
Penalty: (1) First-time offense - 0 credit on all work (i.e., current and prior assignments, tests, etc.) (2) Subsequent offense - receive F as the final grade and expel the offender from the class.

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 "F".
  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 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96

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. 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 .



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 

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