Course Information

Instructor: Tim Wylie
EIEAB 3.219
956-665-2577
timothy.wylie@utrgv.edu
Teaching
Assistant:
Juan Guevara
Hours: M-T, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Schedule: MW, 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m., Zoom
Books:Discrete Mathematics: An Open Introduction. Levin, O., 2019.
URL: http://discrete.openmathbooks.org/
Book of Proof (3rd edition). Hammack, R., 2018.
URL: http://www.people.vcu.edu/~rhammack/BookofProof
Syllabus:CSCI3310_syllabus.pdf
Final:December 7th, 1:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., ONLINE

Schedule / Topics

Week M W
08/24 - 08/26 Course Overview (notes) Logic (notes)
08/31 - 09/02 Logic (notes) Logic (notes)
09/07 - 09/09 No Class Sets (notes)
09/14 - 09/16 Functions (notes) Infinite Sets (notes)
09/21 - 09/23 Functions (notes) Review (notes)
09/28 - 09/30 Review (notes) Exam
10/05 - 10/07 Counting (notes) Counting (notes)
10/12 - 10/14 Counting (notes) Proofs (notes)
10/19 - 10/21 Proofs (notes) Proofs (notes)
10/26 - 10/28 Proofs (notes) Recurrences (notes)
11/02 - 11/04 Recurrences (notes) Recurrences (notes)
11/09 - 11/11 Review (notes) Exam 2
11/16 - 11/18 Graphs (notes) Graphs (notes)
11/23 - 11/25 Graphs (notes) Thanksgiving
11/30 - 12/02 Graphs Graphs
12/07 - 12/09 Final

Assignments

Due Date Assignment
1 - 09/09 On Edfinity
2 - 09/23 On Edfinity
3 - 09/28 On Edfinity
4 - 09/28 On Edfinity
5 - 10/12 On Edfinity
6 - 10/19 On Edfinity
7 - 10/21 On Edfinity
8 - 10/26 On Edfinity
9 - 11/09 On Edfinity
10 - 11/11 On Edfinity
11 - 11/11 On Edfinity
12 - 11/11 On Edfinity
13 - 11/23 On Edfinity
14 - 11/30 On Edfinity
15 - 11/30 On Edfinity
16 - 12/04 On Edfinity
17 - 12/04 On Edfinity

Bonus

There are many ways to receive bonus in the class:

Bonus Reading

Post Date Paper Instructions
1 - 9/11 Logicomix A fun graphic novel about Bertrand Russell and first-order logic
2 - 9/11 The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage A (mostly fictional) graphic novel about Ada Byron (Lady of Lovelace) and Charles Babbage. Several parts of this book are on the website as well for free.
3 - 9/11 The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded A graphic novel about Alan Turing and his codebreaking work in WWII as well as creating the mathematical model of modern computation.

Resources

Additional reading material:

Puzzle related stuff:
Rubik's cube video