INSTRUCTOR: K. Q. Lan, Office: S514 Ross Building, tel: 736-2100 ext 33956,
OFFICE HOURS MWF 3:30-4:30 in S514 Ross Building. The instructor is available at these times for individual assistance and consultation, and is also available at other times by appointment. In addition, as long as the instructor is in the office, you are also welcome to come in to get extra help.
LECTURES MWF 11:30-12:20 PM, in S201 Ross Building.
TEXT K. H. Rosen, Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications, Fourth Edition, McGraw-Hill, 1999.
MATH LAB Assistance with mathematical questions on the course or the homework is available at the Mathematics and Statistics Laboratory, room S525 Ross. The Math Lab is open from February 26. The hours are 10:00am -3:00pm, Monday-Friday.
WEB PAGE There is a web page for this course which contains the course outline, advice, homework problems, the course schedule as well as solutions to quizzes and tests. The address of this web page is:
SYLLABUS: We shall study the following sections:
Chapter 1: sections 1.1-1.7;
Chapter 2: sections 2.3, 2.4;
Chapter 3: sections 3.1, 3.2.
Chapter 4: sections 4.1, 4.3.
Chapter 6: sections 6.1, 6.5
The course is an introduction to discrete mathematics, and is intended for students in Mathematics and in ITEC. The topics covered are widely used throughout mathematics; many will crop up again in other mathematics courses. The purpose of the course is to give these topics a thorough treatment early in a student's studies, with the intention of enhancing his or her understanding of future courses, irrespective of whether those courses have MATH1190 as a prerequisite. Topics include logic, sets, congruences and the Euclidean algorithm, proofs and mathematical induction, relations and equivalence relations. The emphasis will be on understanding the basic ideas and developing an appreciation for mathematical reasoning, proofs, and problem solving.
HOMEWORK You are expected to do all the assigned homework. Experience has shown that the only way to learn math is to do it. The amount you learn in this course and the grade you receive will be proportional to the amount of time you spend doing problems. There will be a weekly quiz each Friday at 12:00am with one problem analogous to one of the assigned homework problems or examples given in class. Each marked quiz will be available for pickup at the Math Lab the following Monday.
EXAMS: There will be three-in class exams and a 3 hour final exam. (There will be no quiz during the week of an exam.)
MARKS: The final exam will count as 35% of your mark, each in class exam will count as 15% of your mark and the quizzes will count as 20% of your mark.
MISSED EXAMS: There will be no make-up exams for missed quizzes or missed in-class exams. Upon presentation of documentation of a valid excuse the corresponding percentage of the marks of your final exam will be added to your missed quiz and and in-class exam. With no presentation of such documentation a grade of zero will be entered for the missed quiz or exam. If you miss the final exam then it is your responsibility to complete the required paperwork for deferred standing before the make-up final exam. A make-up final exam for students with deferred standing will be given in June. Any student who receive defered standing after that date will have to write the final exam with the students of a later course such as the Summer or Fall Math 1190 final exam.
March 9: the last day to enrol without my permission.
March 23: the last day to enrol with my permission.
March 30: the last day to drop the course without receiving a grade.