# MTHSC 119-3 Syllabus

Fall Semester 2005

**Time: **11:00 - 12:15 ; Tu,Th.

**Location: **M104 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 W O21 Martin.

OR by appointment (use e-mail).

### Required Text

The text for this course is ``Mathematics, A Discrete Introduction,'' 2nd
Edition 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.

### Grading Policies

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 |
90-100 |
B |
80-89 |
C |
70-79 |
D |
60-69 |
F |
0-59 |

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 be**No**
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.

### Academic Integrity

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.