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Instructor: Dr. Stefan Forcey

- Office: CAS 275

- Office Phone: 330 972 6779

- Email is sforcey (AT) uakron.edu (...this is the best way to get a hold of
me)

- Office hours:

- TBA

- TBA
- If you can't make my office hours, let me know and we can try to set up a time to meet. Here is my schedule for the fall semester.

Course Syllabus.

The syllabus will include information about grading policies. You should definitely read it.

Here's an approximate schedule of what we'll be doing this semester. Emphasis on the "approximate".

Course Outline:

• Aug. 25: Day one.

• Sep. 7: No class on Labor day.

• Chapter 2: Counting

• Chapter 5: Pascal’s Triangle

• Sep. 6: Last day to drop.

• Chapter 6 : Inclusion Exclusion

• TEST 1. October 6, Review

• Oct. 15: Last day to w/draw.

• Chapter 7: Recurrence and Generating Functions

• Chapter 11: Graphs

• TEST 2. Nov. 20

Here is some additional review for the second exam.

Here are the answers with some work shown. Also study quizzes and hw!.

• Nov. 28: Thanksgiving.

• Dec. 4: Last day.

• Final Exam

Homework and Quizzes

Homework will be posted here on this webpage, along with either the due date for the

homework to be turned in or more usually the date for the quiz (if the hw is not turned in.)

No makeup quizzes will be given, but 15 quiz/homework points will be dropped.

- Here is the lecture from Oct. 1. Download notes here:

Notes posted Oct. 1

Then watch the explanation.

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- Here is the lecture from Oct. 8. Download notes here:

Notes posted Oct. 8.

Then watch the explanation.

- Take home quiz 5 due Oct. 15.

Download here:

Quiz 5

Key here: Key to quiz 5.

- Chapter 6: Book Problems 11, 15, 25, 26, 27
- Here is the lecture from Oct. 13. Download notes here:

Notes posted Oct. 13.

Then watch the explanation.

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- Here is the lecture for Oct 15, review of Calculus 2. Download pdf here:

Notes posted for Oct 15 pt1 - Part 2 of the lecture for Oct 15. Download pdf here:

Notes posted for Oct 15 pt2 - Take home quiz 6a due Oct. 22

Download here:

Quiz 6a

Key here: Key to quiz 6a.

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- Here is the lecture for Oct 20. Download pdf here:

Notes posted for Oct 20 - Take home quiz 6a due Oct. 22

Download here:

Quiz 6a

Key here: Key to quiz 6a.

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- Here is the lecture for Oct 22. Download pdf here:

Notes posted for Oct 22 - Take home quiz 6b due Oct. 29

Download here:

Quiz 6b

Key here: Key to quiz 6b.

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- Here is the lecture for Oct 27. Download pdf here:

Notes posted for Oct 27 - Here is the lecture for Oct 29. Download pdf here:

Notes posted for Oct 29 - Take home quiz 7 due Nov. 5

Download here:

Quiz 7

Key here: Key to quiz 7.

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- Here is the lecture for Nov. 3. Download pdf here:

Notes posted for Nov 3 - Here is the lecture for Nov. 10. Download pdf here:

Notes posted for Nov 10 - Take home quiz 8 due Nov. 17

Download here:

Quiz 8

Key here: Key to quiz 8.

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- Here is the lecture for Nov. 12. Download pdf here:

Notes posted for Nov 12 - TEST 2. Nov. 20

Here is some additional review for the second exam.

Here are the answers with some work shown. Also study quizzes and hw!.

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- TEST 2. Nov. 20

Here is some additional review for the second exam.

Here are the answers with some work shown. Also study quizzes and hw!.

TEST 2 ENDS HERE.

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Project work day.

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Project work day.

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- Here is the lecture for Dec. 3. Download pdf here:

Notes posted for Dec. 3

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Projects

Here is the project description.

Here are some potential sequences, if you have not already found one you like.

Here is the grading rubric.

Here is an example project.

(MSword version)

Note that your project must follow this exact outline, using the values that I assign you.

There is room for additional information in the open problem section.

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Exams

There will be two in-class tests and a final.

- Test 1:

- Test 2:

- Final Exam:

RESOURCES:

H. Wilf: generatingfunctionology

A great resource is wolfram|alpha.

Here is the ordinary generating function for the triangular numbers, n choose 2.

Here is the exponential generating function for the triangular numbers, n choose 2.

Of course the OEIS.

Here is the open question of counting numbers of posets.

CREDIT:

The text of this page was adapted, with permission, from an original course site by J.P. Cossey.