Sections 001/002: MWF 1
Office CI 2034, Hours*: MWF 10:00 - 11:00 am, TR 1:45 - 2:45 pm
*Students are welcome to ask questions any time my door is open and may schedule appointments outside office hours.
Shivani Bhardwaj, Office: CI 2055, Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.
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.
Discrete Mathematics with
Applications, 4th Edition,
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
Blackboard Learn is the website used to distribute the majority of the quizzes and exams - learn.uncw.edu.
90 - 100 A
80 - 90 B
70 - 80 C
60 - 70 D
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.
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.
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:
Course Student Learning Outcomes available here
Minimal Competencies available here