Florida Atlantic University
Hi, here is some information about my course Discrete Mathematics (CRN: 20264, MAD 2104, 3 credits). We meet Mondays and Wednesdays
7:10-8:30 p.m.in SC 178. (To make up for missed class time due to Hurricane Irma, we meet for 10 extra minutes each time.)
Textbook and Topics
Biggs, "Discrete Mathematics", second edition, Oxford UP, paperback, ISBN-10: 0-19-850717-8, ISBN-13: 9780198713692.
- Foundations (Sections 1, 2, 3): Mathematical statements and proofs; sets and operations on sets; logic including quantifiers (3 weeks)
- Counting (Sections 4, 5, 6): Natural numbers, functions, the Pigeonhole Principle (3 weeks)
- Number systems (Sections 7, 8, 9): Integers, rational numbers and real numbers (3 weeks)
- Counting revisited (Sections 10, 12, 14): Euler function, permutations, algorithms (3 weeks)
- Algebraic methods (Sections 13, 20, 21, as time permits): Modular arithmetic, groups, permutation groups (3 weeks).
- Determine the logical structure of mathematical statements,
- express mathematical ideas precisely,
- explain why a mathematical statement is true or why it is not valid,
- recognize and utilize relations and bijections,
- understand the constructions of the integers, the rational numbers and the reals,
- apply mathematical induction to verify mathematical statements,
- use counting methods, in particular the pigeonhole principle,
- determine the running time of algorithms.
The Math Learning Center provides free academic support.
- Hours of operation: M-R 9-6, F 9-4, U:1-5 in GS 211
- Appointments available at TutorTrac
- Remote online tutoring Schedule
- Contact: E-mail
Homework: I will assign homework problems every week. Here is the link. (Please bookmark this page.) The problems will not be graded, but some may show up on a quiz.
Quizzes: We will have a quiz every Wednesday; the
twelvebest quizzes count for 60 % of the grade. Quiz 12 will take place on November 27. No calculators can be used during the quiz.
Final Exam: The final exam is comprehensive and will count for 40 % of your grade. It is scheduled for Sunday, December 10, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. in SO 250. Please bring a picture id (Owl card or drivers licence)!
For the Disability Policy, the Make-Up Policy, the Code of Academic Integrity, Religious Accommodation, my Grading Scale, the FAU Attendance Policy Statement and Financial Assistance Opportunities please visit Infos for all my courses.
Office hours: MW 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. in SE 272.
Web Site: math.fau.edu/markus
Last modified: by Markus Schmidmeier