# MTHSC 129-2 Syllabus

Spring Semester 2005

**Time: **1:25 - 2:15, 2:30-3:20 ; M,W.

**Location: **M202 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

Office hours are by appointment. Please use email to set up
appointments.

### Required Text

The text for this course is ``Mathematics, A Discrete Introduction'' by
Edward
R. Scheinerman.

### Goals and Objectives.

To present a problem-solving approach to learning mathematics as
applied to topics in modern discrete mathematics and to develop
rigorous mathematical skills as a basis for later courses in
mathematical sciences.

### Course Contents.

Portions of Chapters 1-7 and 9 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%
- Lab Assignments 20%
- Quizes 15%
<>Cumulative Final Exam 20%

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 work will be accepted. 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.