(was Math 211)
Mathematics for Computer Science
- MWThF: 1:00 PM Library 020
- The final exam for this class will be Friday, Dec. 15, 12:00 noon - 2:00. It will be a
mandatory, two-hour, in class, comprehensive
exam. Current University regulations require that all students take the
final exam at this date and time.
Fall 2006 Math 210 Lecture and Exam Schedule
The academic calendar for this year can be found here.
Syllabus for this course...
The last time I taught this course
Old exams for this course...
My schedule (tentative, in progress)
Textbook Web Site
- Rosen, Kenneth: Discrete Mathematics and its Applications (McGraw
Hill, 2007). We will try and work through as much of the textbook as
possible, skipping sections as necessary to move through the book.
- Bob Matthews (email firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Thompson E10
- Extension 3561
- Office hours (tentative)
- 2:00 - 2:50 MWThF
- Or by appointment.
- Office hours will be held in E10.
- Email messages
are welcome, and can
be used to ask a question or to set up an appointment. My schedule is posted
Hours marked 'O. H.' are office hours, and hours marked 'open' on my schedule
may be available for appointments
(to be made in advance), but are not office hours and I may not be in my
office during 'open' hours unless I have set up an appointment with you.
If none of the office hours work out for you, please send me
- Four hour exams
- A comprehensive, in-class final exam which will have the weight of two
- Homework will be assigned frequently, and homework assignments will be due
at least two regular class periods following the assignment (leaving a day before an
assignment is due to discuss any questions or problems). From each
homework set I will select several problems to grade. Questions on any
problems, assigned or not, are, of course, welcome. The homework will have the
cumulative weight of one hour exam.
- The textbook and lectures will include some of the history of the
discipline and connections with computer science (indeed, this course will
present a partial survey of the discipline of computer science). This
should be considered as course material. An excellent link for
historical material is the MacTutor
History of Mathematics page.
- I will make every effort to return homework and exam papers no later
than a week from the time they are turned in. That is, papers turned in on
a Wednesday should be returned no later than the following Wednesday.
- There are generally very few excused absences from exams. A (documentable)
illness is one (though I may not always require documentation, you should be
prepared to supply it). Lack of preparation, unless caused by a
recent (again documentable) illness can not be used for an excused
absence. Except for emergencies (accident, medical emergency, etc.) no
requests for an excused absence the day of an exam or later can be
accepted. Any make-ups should be completed a few days after an exam is
taken by the class and in any case should be taken within a week of the
- Exam arrangements can be made with Ivey West at the
Writing, Learning, and Teaching (Howarth 105) for students
with documented learning disabilities. Formal written arrangements must be
made in advance of the day of the exam.