CS 208 Discrete Mathematics
S2F 2012 MY
Loy, Kevin John
Master of Education--The Ohio State UniversityMasters of Science in Mathematics--Colorado School of MinesDoctorate of Philosophy--The Ohio State University
U.S. Army Manpower Analysis Agency, 5915 16th Street Bldg 238, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-5589
18 March to 12 May
5:00 - 10:20 PM
MA125 (equivalent or higher)
Discrete Mathematics, 5th edition, Dossey, Otto, Spence and Vanden Eynden, 2006
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The instructor's philosophy is based on constructivist view of learning which states that students construct their perception of reality. The Instructor provides guidance like lectures, assignments and tutoring but learning is placed entirely on student's shoulders. Full use of computer technology is one of the ways the instructor guides students.
The intent is to introduce students to many of the important concepts and procedures they will need in order to (1) evaluate such daily inputs as organizational reports, newspaper articles, radio and television commentaries, (2) improve their ability to make better decisions over a wide range of topics, and (3) improve their ability to measure and cope with changing conditions both at home and on the job. The emphasis will be placed on explaining mathematical and algebraic procedures and interpreting the resulting conclusions
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: Students are expected to read the sections to be discussed in class prior to the class and be prepared to work examples and ask questions. Mathematics can only be learned through practice; therefore, 15% of your grade will be based on homework and attendance/participation. All examinations will be modeled from the homework problems, so there should be no surprises to students who have done the required homework. SHOW ALL OF YOUR WORK on homework assignments and exams! An answer with no work shown is either right or wrong; but, an answer showing your work may get some credit, even if it is not completely correct.
Late Submission of Course Materials: As a rule, incomplete grades will not be given. Incomplete grades will, especially, not be given for student laziness (i.e. work not in on time; missing exams; student missing final…etc.) Exceptions to the rule do exist, however: If a death in the student's immediate family (spouse, child, parent, grandparent, sibling, aunt, or uncle) affects the overall performance of the student in the course or if the student misses a significant portion of class due to their hospitalization, the student may be allowed to petition for an incomplete and make up the work ASAP. The instructor retains the right to veto any such petition, or grant an incomplete in other unforeseen circumstance.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Please respect the rights of other students in the class. Cell phones must be off or put on silent while class is in session. If an emergency call is expected or must be made, please be respectful of others and do it outside of the classroom.
Introduction to Combinatorial Problems and Techniques, Introduction to Logic and Proofs
1, Appendix A
Sets, Relations and Functions,
2, Appendix B
(Mid-term Exam) Counting Theory, Network Flows
Recurrence Relations and Generating Functions
Combinatorial Circuits and Finite State Machines
Preparation for Final Exam - Take Final
1,2,4,5 and 7 - 10
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Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96
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