MATH 2200 - 2, Discrete Mathematics SYLLABUS (Spring 2011) 4 - 6 - 11
Lecture: T,Th, 12:25 - 1:45pm, JTB 310;
Instructor: Dr. A.Treibergs, JWB 224, 581-8350
email: treiberg@math.utah.edu
Class Web Page: http://www.math.utah.edu/~treiberg/M2200.html
Office Hours: MWF, 9:00 - 10:00am (tent.) and by appointment
Prerequisite: Prerequisites: "C" or better in MATH 1220 or MATH 1250 or MATH 1270.
Text: Discrete Mathematics and its Application, 6th ed., Kenneth H. Rosen,
Mc Graw Hill, 2007.
Homework: You will be asked to write up and hand in homework problems weekly.
Midterms: There will be two full hour midterm exams on Feb.10 and March 17.
Questions will be modifications of homework problems. A makeup on a
missed test will be given only when exceptional circumstances arise that
are beyond a student's control. Except in the case of emergency, prior
approval for a makeup must be obtained from the instructor.
Final Exam: Monday, May 2, 2011 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm in JTB 310 (the University
scheduled time). The final will be comprehensive. Students must pass
the final to pass the course.
Course Grade: Based two midterm scores 40%, final 30%, homework 30%.
Free Tutoring: The T. Benny Rushing Mathematics Tutoring Center offers free tutoring.
Beginning the second week, tutoring will be available from 8am to 8pm
Monday through Thursday and 8am to 6pm on Friday. Students in statistics
courses should check the schedule to see when a tutor in statistics is
available.
Withdrawals: Last day to drop a class is Jan. 19. Last day to add a class is Jan. 24.
Until Mar. 4 you can withdraw from the class with no approval at all.
After that date you must petition your dean's office to be allowed to
withdraw.
ADA: The Americans with Disability Act requires that reasonable
accommodations be provided for students with cognitive, systemic,
learning and psychiatric disabilities. Please contact me at the
beginning of the quarter to discuss any such accommodations you may
require for this course.
Course Content: Math 2200 is a course on the fundamentals of discrete mathematics.
Its purpose is two-fold. On the one hand, it is an introduction to
proofs, rigorous analytic thinking and writing mathematics. You will
learn how to understand and write short proofs, and you will improve
your problem solving techniques. On the other hand, you will become
acquainted with many basic and wonderful elements of mathematics such
as: sets and relations, elementary number theory, combinatorics,
discrete probability, graphs, algorithms. Therefore this course should
also provide you with a good foundation for higher mathematics or
computer science courses.