Math 2000 (Discrete Math)
Fall 2017, UNT
Lecture: SAGE 355, TR 11:0012:20pm
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 Thursdays (also posted here), and the assignments are usually
due the following Thursday 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 3^{rd}
and on Nov 7^{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
Tu Aug
29 2.1+2.2 
Th Aug
31 3.1+3.2 
Tu Sep
5 3.3+4.1 
Th Sep
7 4.2+4.3+HW 
Tu Sep 12 4.4 
Th 
Tu
Sep 19
4.6+5.1 
Th Sep 21 5.1+HW 
Tu Sep 26 5.2 
Th Sep 28 Review+HW 
Tu Oct 3 Midterm 
Th 
Tu 
Th
Oct 12 5.5+HW 
Tu Oct
17 5.6+6.1 
Th Oct 19 6.1+HW 
Tu Oct
24 6.2 
Th Oct
26 7.1+HW 
Tu Oct 31 7.2

Th Nov 2 Review+HW 
Tu Nov 7 
Th Nov 9 7.3 
Tu Nov 14 8.1+8.2 
Th Nov 16 8.2+8.3+HW 
Tu Nov
21 8.3+8.4 
Tu Nov
28 8.4+HW 
Th Nov
30 8.5 
Tu Dec
5 8.5+HW 
Th Dec
7 Review 

Tu Dec
12 FINAL 