Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our course has gone entirely online. Please carefully read the updated syllabus and the site below.
Meetings: One problem session will be announced weekly; unless otherwise noted, these meetings take place during our old class time (08:00 - 09:30 on MWF).
Textbook: Discrete Mathematics and its Applications (8e) by Kenneth Rosen.
Grading: See the course syllabus for a grade distribution.
Content: Propositional logic, methods of proof, naive set theory, functions and relations, induction and recursion, counting, and basic graph theory.
Videos: I will soon begin uploading videos to replace our lectures. I expect you to watch these videos, to take notes, and to answer any questions posed in them. Video updates should be relatively frequent (at least twice a week).2)
Notes: I will sometimes post a PDF for you to read. You are to treat this as assigned reading; take notes on these PDFs, as they are fair game for homework and the final exam.
Readings: I will still assign reading from the textbook.
Problem Sessions: Roughly twice a week, I will host a problem session on Zoom during our old class meeting time. You are expected to attend these sessions.
Here is a quick look at what you will need to submit homework for the remainder of the course.
Homework is to be submitted as a PDF through Gradescope; the company has made their service free-to-use for this semester. See the Gradescope guide for students and watch the Gradescope video on submitting homework.
I will not accept homework in any form other than PDF.
I will not accept homework via email. Use Gradescope.
I offer you 1 homework bonus point per homework turned in using the LaTeX typesetting language; you must typeset exercises legibly. I wrote a short PDF on how to use LaTeX; you can use its source code as a startup template. The easiest way to get started is to make an account on Overleaf so you can view and compile .tex files; if you end up using LaTeX more frequently, you will probably want a different setup.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the remainder of the course went online. I have grouped the remainder of the semester by week (because this is more natural for an online course).
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the final exam is TBA. I will provide details as soon as possible.