FORDHAM UNIVERSITY


Mathematics Department


Fordham College at Lincoln Center


Syllabus


Fall Semester 2014


Discrete Mathematics MATH 2001-L01


4 credits


Meets Monday/Thursday 8:30 to 9:45am in LL 506



Instructor:

Dr. Leonard J. Nissim

Office: 815F

Telephone: 212-636-6331

E-mail: ljnissim@hotmail.com or nissim@fordham.edu

LC Department Office: 813

LC Department telephone: 212-636-6310

RH Department Office: John Mulcahy Hall, room 407 (Rose Hill)

RH Department telephone: 718-817-3220


Office Hours

Monday 1pm to 3pm - in room 815F

Tuesday 10am to 12 noon - in the Math Help Room (room 302F)

Friday 10am to 11am - in room 815F

(and by appointment)


Text:

``Discrete Mathematics and Its Applicatons'' by Kenneth H.  Rosen, Seventh Edition

ISBN-13: 978-0-07-338309-0


Syllabus:

The topics covered will be: logic and proofs (chapter 1); sets and functions (chapter 2); integers, primes, and division (chapter 4); and proofs via mathematical induction (chapter 5). If time permits, we will cover additional topics.

You can get homework assignments and find out what will be covered on the next test by going to my website, and clicking on the appropriate link. The address is:

http://www.dsm.fordham.edu/~nissim/

Please note: This website is not part of Blackboard. You must type in that address the first time that you go there.


Grading:

Your grade will be based on tests (40%), the final exam (40%), and some of the homework (20%). Three tests will be given; only the best two scores will count. No make-up tests will be given. The tests are scheduled for Thursday, October 2; Thursday, October 30; and Monday, November 24.

The final exam will cover material from the entire course. It is scheduled for Monday, December 22, from 9:30am to 11:30am.

Homework will be assigned, some of it to be turned in. The homework to be turned in will count towards your grade. Your best 8 homework assignments will count and the rest will be dropped. No late homework will be accepted since it will be discussed on the day when it is due. There will be an envelope on my office door to turn in homework if you miss class the day it is due.

While you are expected to attend all classes, attendance is not part of your grade. If you miss a class, check the website above for the homework assignment.

 

 

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