Math 2001, Introduction to Discrete Mathematics

Semester 2, 2020-2021

Course Lecturer:

Dr. Judith Packer, Dept. of Mathematics

Tel: (303) 492-6979
Office: Math 227

Course Information:
The primary aim of this course is to introduce the ideas of rigor and proof in mathematics through the study of topics in discrete mathematics. Topics will include the nature of mathematics (definitions, theorems, proofs, and counterexamples), basic logic, lists and sets, counting and relations, permutations and symmetry, some basic number theory and cryptography, and basic graph theory.
The material to be covered will be contained in the book "Mathematics: A Discrete Introduction" by Edward Scheinerman, third edition. We will cover most of Chapters 1, 2, 3 and 4, and parts of Chapters 5, 6, 7, and a small portion of Chapter 9. We will occasionally refer to other textbooks.

MATH 1300 (Calculus 1) or the equivalent.

Course Text:
We will use the text "Mathematics: A Dicrete Introduction" by Edward Scheinerman, Third Edition.

Course Syllabus: For course syllabus, click here!
Please note this course also has a website on Canvas, with links to lecture notes, resources, details about Zoom, Netiquette, Proctorio software, COVID-19 regulations, etc.

LaTeX: Here is a link to information about the mathematical typewriting software LaTeX. This site has links to download sites, including here .

Assessment: If you are absent from an exam without a valid excuse, you will receive a grade of "F" for that exam. Examples of valid excuse are: documented illness, religious observance, and serious family emergency.

Lecture Hours and Venue:
MWF 12:40 p.m.-1:30 p.m. remotely via ZOOM.

Office Hours:
MWF 11 a.m.- 12 noon via ZOOM, and by appointment.

Writing Assignments:
Some Important Names associated with Discrete Mathematics :

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