SYLLABUS TE3307 Discrete Math C.P. Bernardin http://www.utdallas.edu/~cpb021000/ Fall 2008 M-W-F; Time: 1:30-2:20 PM, ECSN 2.

126 First Class: Friday August 22, 2008

The details of this Syllabus are subject to change at any time during the course (see web for updates) Textbook: DISCRETE MATHEMATICS AND ITS APPLICATIONS, by Kenneth H. Rosen. 5th Edition, Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 ISBN-13: 978-0072930337 (Hardcover)

Scope: Mathematical foundations of computer science. Logic, sets, relations, graphs and algebraic structures. Combinatorics and metrics for performance evaluation of algorithms. Prerequisites: Calculus I and II Attendance: Attending the lecture sessions is required and will affect the final grade (=10%). Attendance sheets will be collected randomly. Homework: Homework (about 8 assignments) is 15% of your grade (Attendance + Homework = to one test). A list of problems will be assigned in class. Working through these problems diligently will help your grade in the course because these problems and similar ones will appear on the tests. Students are encouraged to collaborate on these assignments. The textbook has the solutions to many problems similar to the homework. There are also some special problems that involve elementary programming. Homework is due on the stated due date. Late homework will be marked as a zero. Occasionally homework is lost during the grading process. Students are required to make a copy EACH homework before submitting it. If homework is lost before it is graded, the student must produce a copy of the original for grading or get a zero. Tests: There will be one test (25% of your grade) in the beginning of the semester, composed of traditional problems taken from the book and my lectures. Although there will be no Final Exam, there will be two tests given on the last two days of class, which will be equally weighted and cumulatively worth 25% of your grade. The test dates will be announced at least one week in advance. There will be no makeup test or repeated exam. Project: There will be one multi-week computer project. The project will count for 25% of your grade (= to one test). The project will require students to develop an elementary knowledge of programming. Students will be expected to program in BASIC and also Microsoft Excel. (e.g., reference "Chipmunk BASIC" for Windows, http://www.nicholson.com/rhn/basic/ For Excel: http://www.ksu.edu/stats/tch/malone/computers/excel/ and http://www.bioss.sari.ac.uk/smart/unix/mbasexc/slides/frames.htm )

Grading Distribution: Attendance Homework Test #1 Project Test #2 Test #3 10% 15% 25% 25% 12.5% 12.5%

Instructor Office Rm 3.207 ECS Building Course Learning Objectives: a. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering b. An ability to design and construct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data e. An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems k. An abilitiy to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Approximate Class Schedule
Assignment Due Date Mon, Sept 1 Wed, Sept 10 Fri, Sept 19 Wed, Sept 24 Wed, Oct 1 Fri, Oct 17 Wed, Oct 29 Mon, Nov 10 Fri, Nov 21 Fri, Nov 28 Fri, Dec 5 Mon, Dec 8

Labor Day Holiday
Hmwk 1 Chapt 1 Hmwk 2 Chapt1 pt2 Test 1 Chapt 1 Hmwk 3 Algorithms Ch 2 Hmwk 4 Project Hmwk 5 Hmwk 6 Thanksgiving Holiday FINAL EXAM Part 1 FINAL EXAM Part 2

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