MTHSC 119-2 Syllabus
Spring Semester 2001
Time: 9:30 - 10:45; Tu, Th.
Location: M301 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
for an up to date listing of office hours.
11:00-12:00; Tu,Th 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 class.
Please be sure to devote at least six hours per week outside of class to this
The grading in this class will be as follows:
All exams will be cumulative. Click here
for a schedule of examination times.
- 4 In-class Exams 60%
- Homework and quizes 20%
- Cumulative Final Exam 20%
The standard grading scale will be used
- A >= 90
- B >= 80
- C >= 70
- D >= 60
- F < 50
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
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.
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. Four absences may result in either a drop
or a course grade of F.
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