Fall 2020 - MACM 101 D100

Discrete Mathematics I (3)

Class Number: 5978

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM

  • Prerequisites:

    BC Math 12 (or equivalent), or any of MATH 100, 150, 151, 154, 157.



Introduction to counting, induction, automata theory, formal reasoning, modular arithmetic. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.


This course is an introduction to discrete mathematics. The course will focus on establishing basic discrete mathematics principles and motivate the relevance of those principles by providing examples of applications in Computing Science. Students need to have access to a computer, web-cam, and mic and a sufficiently stable internet connection as most content will be delivered online. Lectures and tutorials will be given in live mode with an opportunity for students to interact. Lectures will also be recorded and posted.


  • Counting
  • Logic and Quantifiers
  • Set Theory
  • Formal Reasoning and Induction
  • Functions and Relations
  • Number Theory
  • Growth of Functions


  • There will be several graded assignments, quizzes, one or two midterms and a final exam. The details will be discussed in the first week of classes. Students must pass the final exam in order to pass the course. Students must attain an overall passing grade on the weighted average of exams in the course in order to obtain a clear pass (C- or better).



Discrete and Combinatorial Mathematics (an Applied Introduction) 5/e, Ralph P. Grimaldi, Addison-Wesley, 2003, 9780201726343, Now available in paperback at substantial savings! 
ISBN: 9780321385024


Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications, K. H. Rosen, McGraw Hill, 2011
ISBN: 9780073383095

Registrar Notes:


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Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).