Email is sf34@uakron.edu
(...this is the best way to get a hold of
me)
Office hours:
MWF: 2:45-3:45pm.
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 semester.
Textbook: Required: Discrete Mathematics with Applications by Epp, Fourth edition, Cengage.
Course Syllabus.
The syllabus will include information about grading
policies, exam schedules and policies, etc. You
should definitely read it.
Here's an approximate schedule of
what we'll be doing this semester. Emphasis on the "approximate".
• Jan. 13: Day one.
• Chapters 1-3
• Jan. 26: Last day to drop.
• TEST 1. Wed. Feb. 19: After studying quizzes, here are some additional
Review questions and
Review answers.
• Chapter 4-8
• March 1: Last day to w/draw.
• TEST 2. March 19 : After studying quizzes, here are some additional
Review questions and
Review answers.
• Chapters 9-11
• April 30: Last day.
• Final Exam. (Test 3), May 8 at 12:00pm, emailed individually and due by 4pm that day. After studying quizzes, here are some additional
Review questions and
Review answers
Top menu.
Homework
Homework problems will be posted here. Homework will be assigned but usually NOT graded.
Homework 1: Not to be turned in. Take home quiz Jan 16, due Jan 22.
Additional notes:
1) The complement of the empty set is the whole set U ( universe). Complement of {} = U.
2) Subtracting works even when there is no overlap: it is just the whole first set, since there is nothing to subtract. A - B = A, when A intersect B = {}.
3) A - {} = A.
4) A union {} = A.
5) A intersect {} = {}
6) {} - A = {}
Homework 10: Book problems Not to be turned in. Download: Take home quiz 8
April 1, due April 7.
Homework 11: Book problems Not to be turned in. Download: Take home quiz 9.
April 7, due April 14.
• Section 9.2, p. 536 : 6:a,b, 8, 9, 11:a,b, 12:a, 14:a,b,d, 16:a, 19
• Section 9.3, p. 549 : 1, 3:a,b, 4, 6 Top menu.
Here is the lecture from April 13. Download pdf here: Notes posted April 13
• Section 9.5, p. 581 : 1, 5ab, 6, 8, 9b, 17a Top menu.
Here is the lecture from April 21. Download notes here: Notes posted April 21 Then watch the explanations.
Easy to get started: just write a program in text (samples follow) and save as .htm. Then open with a browser. JS is still the most popular language among developers.
Below are some easy sample programs to get started! To run the code, click the link. To see the code, add this term to the beginning of each URL: view-source: ...or after clicking on a linked program then click on tools and developer tools, and then look at elements (in Chrome) or script (in Explorer).
This one just prints Hello World to the screen and the console. To see the latter, open tools and developer tools, and then look at console.
This one calculates the value of sin(x)/x for any input.
For really learning JavaScript I recommend the free book Eloquent JavaScript by Marijn Haverbeke.
Here is a great tutorial by Matt Mongeau for writing javascript games. Here's the Pvs.P Awesome Pong variation Will F. and I wrote using Mr. Mongeau's code: top player uses a-w-s-d, bottom uses arrows; first to 10 points wins.
Here's Will's Mouse-over mole game. Mouse over the mole to gain as many points as you can in 30 seconds. My high score is 229.
For sequences: the Online Encylcopedia of Integer Sequences
Here is the open question of counting numbers of posets.
Here is the open question of counting numbers of polyhedra.