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)
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).
The text for this course is ``Mathematics, A Discrete Introduction,'' 2nd
Edition by Edward
Goals and Objectives.
To give the student a background in the abstraction, notation and critical
thinking of discrete mathematics.
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.
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.
- 3 In-class Exams 45%
- Homework 15%
- Quizes 15%
- Cumulative Final Exam 25%
The following grading scale will be used:
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 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.
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.