Welcome to Tom Roby's Math 2150 homepage! (Spring 1999)

(last updated: 20 May 1999)

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Class Information

Coordinates: Lectures meet Tues/Thur. 10:00--11:50 (#10085) in Sci S. 205.

Text: Edgar G. Goodaire & Michale M. Parmenter Discrete Mathematics with Graph Theory (Prentice Hall).

Web resource: http://www.mcs.csuhayward.edu/~troby/2150.html will be my Math 2150 homepage. It will include a copy of the syllabus and list of homework assignments. I will keep this updated throughout the quarter.

Grading: There will be daily homework assignments (handed in weekly on Thursdays), weekly quizzes (given on Tuesdays), one midterm exam given in class, and a final. Late homework will generally not be accepted, and no makeup exams will be given, but your two lowest homework and quiz scores will be dropped before grades are computed. The breakdown of points is:

Homework Quizzes Midterm Final
25% 25% 25% 25%

Homework: Homework will be given for each lecture, and all the homework assigned the previous week will be due the following Thursday. Please attempt all the problems by Tuesday, so that you can ask any questions you may have in class then. Except for routine computations, you should always give reasons to support your work and explain what you're doing. Not all the problems will be graded, but only a small subset; most of the ones assigned have answers in the back so you can tell if you're on the right track. This makes it more important that you write your solutions carefully.

Quizzes: There will be a short quiz at the end of class each Tuesday on the assigned reading. I will try to be very specific about what you should know. If you're not sure, please ask!

Midterm Exam: Tuesday May 4 10:00-11:50 in class. Rearrange your schedule NOW if necessary.

Final Exam: Thursday June 10 10:00-11:50 (in usual classroom) This will cover material from the entire course.

The only way to learn mathematics is by doing it! Complete each assignment to the best of your ability, and get help when you are confused. Come to class prepared with questions. Don't hesitate to seek help from other students. Sometimes the point of view of someone who has just figured something out can be the most helpful.

Homework Assignments

Homework is usually due on Thursdays at the beginning of class. Try to start it early so you have the opportunity to ask questions the Tuesday before. I will try to keep a couple of weeks ahead, so those of you who would like to work ahead can. Selected homework answers (not solutions) are available here after the homework is due. Note that you must always show your work to receive credit.