# Math 211: Mathematics for Computer Science

### Document Change History

- 8/25/2003 Document submitted.

### Administrivia

#### Meeting times:

- MWF: 1:00 PM T311
- Tuesday: 1:00 PM T316

#### Final Exam:

- The final exam for this class (Meets MTWF at 1:00) is scheduled for 4:00
Wednesday, Dec. 17. It will be a two-hour, in class, comprehensive
exam.

**The academic calendar for this year can be found here.**

**A syllabus for the course will be found here**

#### Textbook:

- Rosen, Kenneth:
*Discrete Mathematics and its Applications* (McGraw
Hill, 2003). We will try and work through as much of the textbook as
possible.

**Instructor: ** Bob
Matthews

- Bob Matthews (email matthews@ups.edu)
- Thompson 501 (in the Thompson Hall Tower)
- Extension 3561
- Office hours (tentative)
- 2:00 - 2:50 MTWF
- Or by appointment.

- Email messages
are welcome, and can
be used to ask a question or to set up an appointment. My schedule is posted here.
Hours marked 'open' on my schedule
**may** be available for appointments
(to be made in advance). If none of these times work out for you, please send me
an email.

####
Evaluation:

- Four hour exams
- A comprehensive, in-class final exam which will have the weight of two
hour exams.
- Homework will be assigned frequently, and homework assignments will be due
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 are, of course, welcome. The homework will have the
cumulative weight of one hour exam.

#### Notes:

- 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 a week or
earlier from the time they are turned in. That is, papers turned in on
a Thursday should be returned no later than the following Thursday.

#### Some Links: