MATH 2320 C – DISCRETE MATHEMATICAL STRUCTURES

FALL 2000

February 26, 2001

PRELIMINARY MARKS FOR THE FINAL EXAM ARE AVAILABLE HERE

February 02, 2001

Solutions to the Midterm Test 2 (html)

The Midterm Test 2 with Solutions (pdf)

January 26, 2001

Please note that the final exam has been scheduled for Thursday, February 15, 2001 from 15:30 to 18:30, at the room TM SFH EAST.
The schedule for final exams is available on the Fall 2000 Second Examination Period

January 25, 2001

The Midterm test on Monday, January 29 will have the following format.  There are five questions:
1.  (10 points)
a)  On finding of integer values that satisfy a linear congruence.
b)  On formulation and solution of a system of congruences.
2.  (16 points)
a)  On formulation and solution of a problem using mathematical induction.
b)  On proof by mathematical induction of an explicitly given formula.
3.  (8 points)  On defining of a function recursively.
4.  (7 points)  On defining of a set recursively.
5.  (9 points)  On counting of the number of functions with finite domain and codomain.

January 17, 2001

Important clarification about Midterm Test 2.
According to the rule of scheduling tests and exams, the total value of any test given in the last two weeks of classes in a term must be NO more than 20% of the final mark for the course.  Our Midterm Test 2 planned for November 20 will count 27.5% of the final mark for the course; consequently, the Midterm Test 2, will be held on Monday, January 29.
Coverage, as stated previously, will be: Number Theory, Mathematical Induction,  Recursive Definitions,  Recursive Algorithms, and Basic Counting.
There will be only one question on Basic Counting.
There are no make up tests.  A missed test will be counted as zero, except under extreme circumstances such as illness.  In this event, the final exam will be used for the missing grade.
Here is available one version of last year's second midterm test for your information.  Click to  view  in pdf format.

January 11, 2001

I will meet the class on Friday, January 12 at 8:30 am in Curtis Lecture Hall G for the first lecture of the additional instruction period.  At the end of the class we will discuss a plan for the remedial period.

Tutorials for the course will begin and are scheduled as follows:
Wednesday 10:30 - 11:20  N501 Ross
Thursday 12:30 - 1:20  N501 Ross.

I will hold Office Hours on MWF from 10:30 to 12:00.

The Midterm Test 2,  which was planned for November 20, I am going to give on February 02. Coverage will be Number Theory, Mathematical Induction,  Recursive Definitions,  Recursive Algorithms, and Basic Counting.

The Final Exam, which will be held during  the second Fall examination period, will be scheduled by the Registrar's Office.

January 10, 2001

The following is a report on the Senate Executive meeting from January 09.

If both units ratify the tentative agreement this Thursday, the remediation
period will begin on Friday, January 12 at 8 am.

- The last day of Fall term will be February 12.
- The Fall term exam period will be February 13-23.
- The first day of the Winter term will be February 26.
- The last day of Winter term will be May 11.
- The Winter term exam period will be May 12-26.

If only one unit ratifies, Senate Executive will meet again to consider
when to begin the remediation period.

January 09, 2001

A tentative agreement was reached around 7:00 a.m. this morning between
the University and CUPE 3903; further details are posted on the York web
page:
http://www.yorku.ca/yorkweb/index.htm
It is expected that the ratification vote will be held on or
before Thursday.

January 07, 2001

There will be no classes on Monday, January 08.
I will resume classes when the disruption is ended and an additional instruction period begins.
According to the Senate Guidelines I will hold lectures and office hours during 22 day schedule.
l am going to cover topics on:

- Mathematical Reasoning
- Counting
- Trees

We will have Midterm Test 2 on the additional instruction period and Final Exam during
the second Fall examination period which will begin immediately following the completion

Information about further developments and clarifications can be found at http://www.yorku.ca/yorkweb/index.htm

January 02, 2001

November 28, 2000

Completing Courses: Guidelines and Options
http://www.yorku.ca/univsec/disruption/001128.htm

November 21, 2000

Executive Committee of Senate

November 08, 2000

November 05, 2000

Please note that there is no Quiz #2 on Monday, November 6th.

Quiz #2 and Midterm Test #2 will be rescheduled when the strike is over.

October 26, 2000

Please note that while the picket lines are up I will not be holding classes for Math 2320 C.

During the period of strike I will regularly post on the course web site the outlines of the lectures that I supposed to give, and I hope that this information will help you to keep up with the course material that had to be covered.

I encourage you  this period not to lose touch with your studies. Make a good effort to read the material from the textbook, to work through whatever notes are available, and to do your homework problems.

I will be available on e-mail if you want to contact me with questions.

October 18, 2000

Midterm Test 1 and Solutions to the Midterm Test 1

October 11, 2000

Sample Test 1 with solutions

October 2, 2000

Quiz 1 and Solutions to Quiz 1

September 27, 2000

Quiz 1 and Solutions from the previous year are now available in pdf format.
PLEASE NOTE that on this quiz  |N = {1,2,3,4,...}.