Fall 2022 Discrete Math 2345
Math 2345 Discrete Math Fall 2022
Dr. Sarah Holliday
Office hours: TR 2:00-3:15, most of Wednesday, and by appointment https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84100142478?pwd=STJ5ZHpFSjlZY0JrRFo3MlN3V1NVUT09
Section 56  TR 12:30-1:45 in N173 & online at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83347901905?pwd=RTdST0RIMTZ6ckg3RGRrSDFaRUZ2UT09
Section 58  TR 3:30-4:45 in D225 & online at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89571379273?pwd=WXJYK21uQS9ScU9XSjdVZ2dMNzc0UT09
Section 59  TR 5:00-6:15 in D225 & online at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81585875061?pwd=WFBWeUVDc3kyZUcrYml6MUo1Mlo5QT09
The required textbook for the course is Discrete Mathematics, 5th edition, by Susanna Epp.
The Mathematics Department is committed to trying to save you money in your textbook purchases, so please read this email carefully! You are strongly encouraged to use the eText version of the text, because it is MUCH less expensive than a print copy.
You have three recommended ways to secure your eText:
(1) If another of your courses is using a Cengage textbook, then Cengage has a program called Cengage Unlimited that allows you to rent all of your Cengage texts for the semester for $119.99. See their website for more information, and to find out if this is the best deal for you: www.cengage.com. You can purchase either through the Cengage website or through the bookstore.
(2) If none of your other courses are using a Cengage book and you DO NOT need to purchase your books from the KSU bookstore, then I recommend renting your text directly from Cengage. The cost is $38.99 for the semester. Website: https://www.cengage.com/c/discrete-mathematics-with-applications-5e-epp/9781337694193PF/
(3) If none of your other courses are using a Cengage book and you DO need to purchase your book from the KSU bookstore, then you can rent the eText there for $44.99.
You may want a calculator for large data set arithmetic. The TI-83/84 or TI-89 is acceptable, as are many other calculators. You may NOT share calculators during quizzes or exams. You will likely want some technology during class meeting periods – laptop, tablet, cell phone etc. (I like to do kahoots and things).
An introduction to the fundamentals of discrete mathematics. Topics include sets, formal logic, methods of proof, counting, relations, functions, and graphs & trees.
Upon completing this course students should be able to:
1. Write a correct formal proof.
2. Write the converse, contrapositive, and negation of a statement.
3. Determine whether a relation is reflexive, symmetric, or transitive.
4. Identify isomorphism invariants of graphs.
5. Write simple regular expressions
Homework, Quizzes and Examinations:
Homework will be assigned with each module, but will not be collected without advance warning. Questions on homework problems can be answered in Office Hours and/or in class. Quizzes will occur frequently, and occasionally without warning. Quiz questions will typically come from homework problems. There will be four in-class tests, and a final.
Tests will be valued at 15% each, quizzes/homework will total to 20%, and the final will be valued at 20%.
A 90% or greater average will be awarded A
An 80% or greater average will be awarded B
A 70% or greater average will be awarded C
A 60% or greater average will be awarded D
First day of classes 8/15/22
Drop add ends 8/19/22
First Test 9/1/22
Second Test 9/22/22
Last day to withdraw 10/11/22
Third Test 10/13/22
Fourth Test 11/10/22
Last day of classes 12/5/22
Grades due 12/15/22
This is a hyflex flipped synchronous class with most content delivered through D2L. Lectures will be delivered through D2L ahead of class periods, with classtime reserved for practice and reinforcement of the concepts. Homework can be completed online at cengage.com or “offline” using the accessed digital or print text. Assessments will be offered through D2L using respondus lockdown browser. You may not use notes or books during tests or final. If you are unable to type your responses into the D2L text boxes, handwrite – scan – email is an acceptable alternative.
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