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)
Office hours are by appointment. Please use email to set up
The text for this course is ``Mathematics, A Discrete Introduction'' by
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
Portions of Chapters 1-7 and 9 of Scheinerman. We cover topics in proof
logic, sets, relations, functions and number theory. If time permits,
discuss applications to Public-Key Cryptography. A certain amount of
not covered in the text may be covered in class.
Please be sure to devote at least six hours per week outside of class
The grading in this class will be as follows:
All exams will be cumulative.
- 3 In-class Exams 45%
- Lab Assignments 20%
- Quizes 15%
<>Cumulative Final Exam 20%
The following grading scale will be used:
All grading will be on the basis of your work shown and not on the
Absolutely NO late work will be accepted. There will be
make-ups for missed quizes or exams. In the event that a student
an exam due to a documented excused absence, that student's final exam
will be substituted for the missing exam score. Any student who misses
exam and cannot provide documentation indicating that the absence was
will recieve a 0 for the exam.
You are expected to be regular and punctual in your class attendance.
are expected to be in your seat at the beginning of the period and to
through the period until dismissed.
If the instructor is late, the class should begin a review of
problems. After 25 minutes, the class may leave.
As members of the Clemson University community, we have inherited
Green Clemson's vision of this institution as a high seminary of
Fundamental to this vision is a mutual commitment to truthfulness,
and responsibility, without which we cannot earn the trust and respect
others. Furthermore, we recognize that academic dishonesty detracts
the value of a Clemson degree. Therefore, we shall not tolerate lying,
or stealing in any form.