**Section 001: TR 9****:30 - 10:45**** CI 1012 **

**Instructor**

**Jack Tompkins**

E-mail: tompkinsj@uncw.edu
**
Office
CI 2034, Hours*:** M
10:00 - 10:30 am,
T, R 10:45 am - 12:15 pm, W 2:00 - 2:50 pm

^{*}**Students are welcome to ask questions any
time my door is open and may schedule appointments outside office hours.**

**Graduate
Teaching Assistant**Shivani Bhardwaj, Office: CI 2055, Hours: M
11:00 -am - 1:00 pm and 2:30 - 4:30 pm,
T 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

**Introduction:
**Welcome
to CSC 133, a course in discrete structures
with an emphasis on applications to computer science. Prerequisite: MAT
111 or
MAT 115 or equivalent. Introduction to discrete mathematics applicable
to computer science. Propositional and predicate logic, basic proof
techniques, set algebra and Boolean algebra, recursion and induction,
and introductory graphs and combinatorics. Three lecture hours each
week. Satisfies University Studies I: Foundations/Mathematics and
Statistics. Satisfies University Studies IV: Building
Competencies/Quantitative and Logical Reasoning.

**Text: **
*Discrete Mathematics* with
Applications, 4^{th} Edition,
Susanna
S. Epp ISBN-10: 0495391328 ISBN-13:
9780495391326 , 984 Pages CB, ©2011.
*Companion website*.

Mathematical Conventions / Mathematical Induction Formats

Proof Tips / Find the Mistake / Find the Mistake solutions

**Graded
Work: **There
will be two tests each counting 1/6. There will be quizzes
covering assigned homework and lecture material. Quiz grades will be
averaged with collected homework and count 1/3.
Your lowest quiz grade is dropped. The final examination (a
comprehensive exam) counts 1/3. The
final may also be used to replace your lowest test grade if the final
is higher than your lowest test grade.

**Grading
Scale:**

90 - 100 A |

80 - 90 B |

70 - 80 C |

60 - 70 D |

When the
distribution of course grades
suggests that a borderline grade might be raised to the next higher
level, we
consider such factors as attendance and improvement.

**Students
with Disabilities:** If you have a disability and need
reasonable
accommodation in this course, you should inform the instructor of this
fact in
writing within the first week of class or as soon as possible. If you
have not
already done so, you must register with the Office of Disability
Services in
Westside Hall and obtain a copy of your Accommodation Letter.
You should then meet with your instructor to make mutually agreeable
arrangements based on the recommendations of the Accommodation Letter.

**Study
Strategies: **We
will be learning how to think about a problem and
how to apply new concepts. This process takes time and works best if
spaced out
over short periods. To afford yourself the best opportunity for this
process to
be successful you have to keep up on a daily basis. Cramming does not
work. We
are not merely memorizing facts that can be easily applied the next
morning
during an exam. Each concept must be handled in your mind, manipulated,
and
finally placed in proper context with the many other concepts. You will
discover that many of these concepts are in fact identical or nearly
so. Tools
we master for one application will serve us well in the next.

- Work together,
form groups. Studies have shown that group study results in a full
grade higher average. The library reserves study rooms for groups. I
will post your group study times and locations on the web if a group
representative so requests.
- Make class.
Don't miss any assignments or quizzes so as to take full advantage of
the "drop your lowest homework/quiz grade" policy. The final replaces
your lowest test grade, not your homework/quiz grade.
- Do
some discrete mathematics work almost every day. You should plan on at
least 6 hours of study time outside class per week. Read over your
course notes and fill in gaps soon after class so your notes will be
useful in later study.
- Read the text
with pencil and paper beside you, and use them. Just watching a lecture
or skimming the book will not get you to understand discrete mathematics.
- It's not enough
to just do the homework. Ask yourself whether you could do other
problems. Test yourself by recalling definitions and by doing
additional problems.
- In class, if you
have a question, ask. It is likely that others have the same question.
As you study make notes of concepts you don't understand so you can ask
in class or see me. For short questions, e-mail is a good choice.
- If you need
help, see me or our TA. Don't let yourself fall behind.
- Look back: how
did I solve this problem, what can be learned from the mistake, or what
other strategy could also have been effective in solving this problem?

**University
Learning Center** (ULC): mission
is to help
students become successful, independent learners. Tutoring at the ULC
is NOT remediation: the ULC offers a different type of learning
opportunity for those students who want to increase the quality of
their education. ULC services are free to all UNCW students and include
the following:

- Learning Services (University Studies)
**http://www.uncw.edu/ulc/learning/index.html** - Math Services
**http://www.uncw.edu/ulc/math/index.html** - Study Sessions
**http://www.uncw.edu/ulc/includes/StudySessions.html** - Supplemental Instruction
**http://www.uncw.edu/ulc/si/index.html** - Writing Services
**http://www.uncw.edu/ulc/writing/index.html**

**Course
Student Learning Outcomes **
available here

**Minimal
Competencies **
available here