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
  • (864) 656-6766 (office)
  • (864) 656-3434 (Dept)

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    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: 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.