Weekly Syllabus, Math 211 Discrete Mathematics, Spring 2024

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Week Major Topics References Notes / Due this week
1 Jan 24 - Jan 26 Welcome to Discrete Math! Classes begin Wed 1/24
Background Questionairre due
2 Jan 29 - Feb 2 Introduction to formal logic Epp: 2.1, 2.2
Levin: 0.2, 3.1
Sundstrom: 1.1, 2.1, 2.2
PCCI due Mon 1/29 @ 9:00 am
PS #1 due Thur 2/1 @ 11:59 pm
3 Feb 5 - Feb 9 Logic of quantified statements Epp: 3.1, 3.2
Levin: 3.1
Sundstrom: 2.4
PCCI due Mon 2/5 @ 9:00 am
PS #2 due Thur 2/8 @ 11:59 pm
4 Feb 12 - Feb 16 Methods of proof:
Direct, contradiction, contraposition
Epp: 4.1, 4.2, 4.4, 4.6, 4.7
Levin: 3.2
Sundstrom: 1.2, 3.1-3.4
PCCI due Mon 2/12 @ 9:00 am
PS #3 due Thur 2/15 @ 11:59 pm
5 Feb 19 - Feb 23 Methods of proof:
Induction
Epp: 5.2, 5.3
Levin: 2.5
Sundstrom: 4.1
PCCI due Mon 2/19 @ 9:00 am
PS #4 due Fri 2/23 @ 11:59 pm
6 Feb 26 - Mar 1 Methods of proof:
Putting it all together
Ernst: Appendix A
Epp: 5.4
Levin: 2.5
Sundstrom: 4.2
PCCI due Mon 2/26 @ 9:00 am
PS #5 due Thur 2/29 @ 11:59 pm
7 Mar 4 - Mar 8 Set theory Epp: 6.1-6.3
Levin: 0.3
Sundstrom: 5.1-5.4
PCCI due Mon 3/4 @ 9:00 am
Cheat Sheet due Mon 3/4 @ 9:00 am
Exam 1 due Thur 3/7 @ 11:59 pm
Mar 13 - Mar 17 Spring Break
8 Mar 18 - Mar 22 Functions Epp: 7.1-7.4
Levin: 0.4
Sundstrom: 6.1-6.5
PCCI due Mon 3/18 @ 9:00 am
9 Mar 25 - Mar 29 Relations Epp: 1.3, 8.1-8.4
Sundstrom: 7.1-7.4
PCCI due Mon 3/25 @ 9:00 am
PS #6 due Thur 3/28 @ 11:59 pm
10 Apr 1 - Apr 5 Counting I:
Multiplication rule, permutations
Epp: 9.1-9.3
Levin: 1.1
PCCI due Mon 4/1 @ 9:00 am
PS #7 due Thur 4/4 @ 11:59 pm
11 Apr 8 - Apr 12 Counting II:
The pidgeon hole principle, combinations
Epp: 9.4, 9.5, 9.7
Levin: 1.2-1.4
PCCI due Mon 4/8 @ 9:00 am
PS #8 due Thur 4/11 @ 11:59 pm
12 Apr 15 - Apr 19 Introduction to graph theory Epp: 10.1, 10.2
Levin: 4.1
PCCI due Mon 4/15 @ 9:00 am
Cheat Sheet due Mon 4/15 @ 9:00 am
Exam 2 due Thur 4/18 @ 11:59 pm
13 Apr 22 - Apr 26 Walks, paths, & circuits Epp: 10.4
Levin: 4.3-4.5
PCCI due Mon 4/22 @ 9:00 am
14 Apr 29 - May 3 Semester wrap-up Review for Exam 3 PCCI due Mon 4/29 @ 9:00 am
May 6 - May 10 Finals Week Final Problem Set/Assignment due Tue 5/7 @ 11:59 pm