**Section 003: WF 11****:00 - 12:15****
PM OS 1021
**

**Instructor**

Emilea Norris

E-mail: norriste@uncw.edu

**Office
CI 2025, Hours*: **WF
10-10:50 am

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

**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*.
Errata

Mathematical Conventions / Mathematical Induction Formats

Proof Tips / Find the Mistake / Find the Mistake solutions

**Graded
Work
**Blackboard Learn is
the website used to distribute the many of the quizzes and exams -
learn.uncw.edu.

- Attendance counts 8%.

You are expected to attend every class meeting. Each unexcused absence counts 1%. - Midterms counts 16% (32% together).
- HW/Quiz grades are averaged with collected homework and count 30%, the lowest of these grades is dropped.
- Final
examination (a
comprehensive exam) counts 30%. Wednesday, December7
^{th}, 11:30-2:30 in OS 1021.

**Grading
Scale:**

90 - 100 A |

80 - 89.99 B |

70 - 79.99 C |

60 - 69.99 D |

**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 Depaulo 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. An easy 8% of your total grade. Each unexcused absence each gives away 1%.
- 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 1-2 hours of study time outside class per hour of class. 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