Section 001: TR 9
CI 1012 - Schedule
Office hours (CI 2034) TR 11:10-11:50 am
Graduate Teaching Assistants
Office hours (CI 2035) Wednesdays 10 - 11:45 am
Supplemental Instruction (SI) Session (CI 1012) Mondays 11 - 11:45 am starting January 28.
Office hour (CI 2055) Tuesdays 8:30 - 9:30 am
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. A basic understanding of discrete mathematical topics is fundamental for academic work in computer science. Many students of this course will find they have familiarity with some of the topics: for instance, truth tables, logical propositions, elements of set theory, as well as basic notions of functions and mathematical induction. Prior work in these areas is not assumed. In this course we will discover that logical propositions are the underlying model of discrete systems. From this modest beginning we develop algorithms and prove their efficacy. Topics include propositional and predicate logic, basic proof techniques, set algebra and Boolean algebra, recursion and induction, trees and graphs, introductory combinatorics, and matrix algebra. The knowledge gained will be particularly useful in UNCW classes that have CSC 133 as a prerequisite.
Discrete Mathematics with
Applications, 4th Edition,
S. Epp ISBN-10: 0495391328 ISBN-13:
9780495391326 , 984 Pages CB, ©2011.
Mathematical Conventions / Mathematical Induction Formats
Proof Tips / Find the Mistake / Find the Mistake solutions
will be two tests each counting 15%. There will be quizzes
covering assigned homework and lecture material. Quiz grades will be
averaged with collected homework and count 40%.
Your lowest quiz grade is dropped. The final examination (a
comprehensive exam) counts 30%. The
final may also be used to replace your lowest test grade if the final
is higher than your lowest test grade. Blackboard Learn is
the website used to distribute the majority of the quizzes and exams.
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Blackboard Learn is the website used to distribute the majority of the quizzes and exams. Best viewed using Firefox - learn.uncw.edu
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.
Course Student Learning Outcomes available here
Minimal Competancies available here