FORDHAM UNIVERSITY


Mathematics Department


Fordham College at Lincoln Center


Syllabus


Fall Semester 2013


Discrete Mathematics MATH 2001-L01


4 credits


Meets Monday/Thursday 8:30 to 9:45am in LL 510



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

Tuesday 10am to 12 noon - in room 815F

Tuesday 1pm to 3pm - in the Math Help Room (room 302F)

(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); proofs via mathematical induction (chapter 5); and combinatorics (chapter 6).

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 (50%) and the final exam (50%). 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, September 26; Thursday, October 24; and Thursday, November 21.

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

Homework will be assigned, but will not count towards your grade. 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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