MTHSC 119-2 Syllabus
Fall Semester 2002
Time: 12:20 - 1:10 ; M,W,F.
Location: M306 Martin.
Instructor: Kevin James
Office: O-21 Martin Hall
(864) 656-6766 (office)
(864) 656-3434 (Dept)
These hours are subject to change. Check my webpage
an up to date listing of office hours.
1:15-2:15 M,W O21 Martin.
OR by appointment (use e-mail).
The text for this course is ``Mathematics, A Discrete Introduction'' by
Edward R. Scheinerman.
Goals and Objectives.
To give the student a background in the abstraction, notation and critical
thinking of discrete mathematics.
Portions of Chapters 1-5, 7, 8 and 10 of Scheinerman. We cover topics in
proof techniques, logic, sets, relations, functions and number theory.
If time permits, we may discuss an application to Public-Key Cryptography.
A certain amount of material not covered in the text may be covered in
Please be sure to devote at least six hours per week outside of class to
The grading in this class will be as follows:
All exams will be cumulative. Click here for
a schedule of examination times.
3 In-class Exams 45%
Cumulative Final Exam 25%
The following grading scale will be used:
However one should note that at the present time plus/minus grading
is still in the experimental stages. The grade that will be assigned for
each student will be stripped of the plus/minus; that is grades of A+,A,A-
will all be reported as an A and similarly for the other letter grades.
See the handout on plus/minus grading for more information.
All grading will be on the basis of your work shown and not on the answer
Absolutely NO late homework will be accepted and there will be
make-ups for missed quizes or exams. In the event, that a student misses
an exam due to a documented excused absence, that student's final exam
score will be substituted for the missing exam score. Any student who misses
an exam and cannot provide documentation indicating that the absence was
excused will recieve a 0 for the exam.
You are expected to be regular and punctual in your class attendance. You
are expected to be in your seat at the beginning of the period and to remain
through the period until dismissed.
If the instructor is late, the class should begin a review of homework
problems. After 25 minutes, the class may leave.
As members of the Clemson University community, we have inherited Thomas
Green Clemson's vision of this institution as a high seminary of learning.
Fundamental to this vision is a mutual commitment to truthfulness, honor,
and responsibility, without which we cannot earn the trust and respect
of others. Furthermore, we recognize that academic dishonesty detracts
from the value of a Clemson degree. Therefore, we shall not tolerate lying,
cheating, or stealing in any form.