Spring 2023 - MACM 101 D300

Discrete Mathematics I (3)

Class Number: 6732

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
    SRYC 2600, Surrey

    Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    SRYC 2600, Surrey

  • Prerequisites:

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

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

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

COURSE DETAILS:

This course is an introduction to discrete mathematics. The course will focus on establishing basic principles and motivate the relevance of those principles by providing examples of applications in Computing Science and other related areas. This course will be taught in-person, and students will be required to attend in-person tests. Should this course be moved to remote teaching during the semester due to pandemic restrictions, students must have access to a computer with internet access, allowing the use of a conferencing system such as Zoom or BB Collaborate Ultra. Some components of the course will require synchronous (real-time) participation during the scheduled lecture and/or exam times. Visual proctoring may be required, subject to university approval.

Topics

  • Counting
  • Logic and Quantifiers
  • Set Theory
  • Formal Reasoning and Induction
  • Functions and Relations
  • Number Theory
  • Graphs and Trees (if time permits)

Grading

NOTES:

There will be several assignments, multiple midterms, and a final exam. The details will be discussed in the first week of classes.

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).

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Discrete and Combinatorial Mathematics (an Applied Introduction), 5th Edition, Ralph P. Grimaldi, Addison-Wesley, 2017
ISBN: 9780321385024

RECOMMENDED READING:

Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications, 7th Edition (Looseleaf Version), K. H. Rosen, McGraw Hill, 2011, 7th or 8th Edition is acceptable
ISBN: 9780077431440

REQUIRED READING NOTES:

Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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