# MTHSC 119-1 Syllabus

Fall Semester 2003

Time: 12:20 - 1:10 ; M,W,F.
Location: M103 Martin.
Instructor: Kevin James
Office: O-21 Martin Hall
Phone:
• (864) 656-6766 (office)
• (864) 656-3434 (Dept)

• Email: kevja@clemson.edu
Web: http://www.ces.clemson.edu/~kevja/

### Office Hours

These hours are subject to change. Check my webpagefor an up to date listing of office hours.
11:00-12:00 M,W O21 Martin.
OR by appointment (use e-mail).

### Required Text

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.

### Course Contents.

Portions of Chapters 1-5 and 7 of Scheinerman. We cover topics in proof techniques, logic, sets, relations, functions and number theory. If time permits, we may discuss applications to Public-Key Cryptography. A certain amount of material not covered in the text may be covered in class.

### Time Requirements.

Please be sure to devote at least six hours per week outside of class to this course.

The grading in this class will be as follows:
• 3 In-class Exams 45%
• Homework 15%
• Quizes 15%
• Cumulative Final Exam 25%
All exams will be cumulative.

The following grading scale will be used:

 A+ 97-100 B+ 87-89 C+ 77-79 D+ 67-69 F 0-59 A 93-96 B 83-86 C 73-76 D 63-66 A- 90-92 B- 80-82 C- 70-72 D- 60-62

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 alone.

### Make-up Policy

Absolutely NO late homework will be accepted and there will beNo 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.

### Attendance Policy.

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.