Math 2000 (Discrete Math)
Fall 2016, UNT
Lecture: LANG 211, MW 2:003:20pm
Instructor: Professor
Olav Richter
Course Description: In Math 2000, students
learn the basic concepts and ideas necessary for upperdivision courses
in mathematics. We introduce elementary mathematical logic, sets,
functions, and relations, and we study different methods of mathematical proof with
a strong emphasis on mathematical induction. In
addition, we use these methods to prove some theorems in number theory,
one of the most beautiful areas of mathematics!
Prerequisites for Math 2000: Math 1650.
Textbook:
Homework: I will assign
homework on Mondays, and I
will post
the homework assignments here.
The assignments are usually due the following Monday at the
beginning of class. Late homework will NOT be accepted
for any reason. Your
lowest homework score will be dropped (This includes work you miss due
to illness, family emergency, transportation problems, oversleeping,
work schedule, completing the wrong section, completing the wrong
problems, etc.).
Special Projects:
Exams &
Grading Policy: Your final
grade will be based on homework, special projects, two midterms, and a
comprehensive final. The midterms will be on Oct 5^{th} and on Nov 9^{th}. The final exam
will be on Dec 12^{th}. Please make sure that you are available
at those dates, since there will be NO
make up exams!
The grade is comprised of
You are
encouraged to study together and help each other throughout the
semester. If everyone does well, everyone will receive a good grade.
Expectations: You are expected to come
to every lecture and come on
time. You are responsible for everything that happens in
class. You are expected to read the assigned sections before each
lecture and to review your notes for an hour or two after each lecture.
An average college student spends about 23 hours studying per
week for every 1 hour in class and more time before exams and difficult
assignments. Thus, if you are an "average learner", you probably want
to budget 69 hours a week for this class and extra time before
midterms and special projects. NO
ELECTRONIC DEVICES IN CLASS.
Disabilities: It is the responsibility of students with
certified disabilities to provide the instructor with appropriate
documentation from the Dean of Students Office.
Cheating: No cheating will be tolerated. Anyone
caught cheating will receive an F in the course. Furthermore, a letter
will be sent to the appropriate dean.
Lecture schedule: The following Tentative Lecture Schedule
gives you an idea what material I intend
to cover in this class, but note that the schedule might change
often. You are responsible for all announcements/assignments made in
class!
Tentative
Lecture Schedule
Mo Aug
29 2.1+2.2 
We Aug 31 3.13.3 
We Sep
7 4.1+4.2 
Mo Sep 12 4.3+4.4+HW 
We Sep 14 4.4+4.5 
Mo 
We
Sep 21
4.6+5.1 
Mo Sep 26 5.1+HW 
We Sep 28 5.2 
Mo Oct 3 Review+HW 
We Oct 5 Midterm 
Mo 
We 
Mo
Oct 17 5.5+HW 
We Oct 19 5.6+6.1 
Mo Oct 24 6.1+HW 
We Oct 26 6.2 
Mo Oct
31 7.1+HW 
We Nov 2 7.2

Mo Nov 7 Review+HW 
We Nov 9 
Mo Nov 14 7.3 
We Nov 16 8.1+8.2 
Mo Nov
21 8.2+HW 
We Nov
23 8.3 
Mo Nov 28 8.4+HW 
We Nov
30 8.5 
Mo Dec
5 8.5+HW 
We Dec 7 Review 

Mo Dec
12 FINAL 