Math 55 - Discrete Mathematics - Fall 2007
Time and Location
MWF 12-1 in 277 Cory
Office hours: T Th 10-11am in 737 Soda Hall, starting Aug 30, 643-5386
Secretary: Tammy Johnson, 719 Soda Hall, 643-4816
Course outline in
(last updated Aug 26, 4:55am)
This includes topics to be covered, exam schedules, and grading policies. You are responsible for reading this and knowing the course rules about late or missing assignments, etc.
Teaching Assistants and Sections
(9/6) An Huang's office hours have changed.
(8/30) Andrew Marks's office hours are now posted.
(8/29) Please see Barbara Peavy (peavy@math, 967 Evans) for enrollment matters.
There is plenty of space in lecture, so as long as you are willing to attend a section that is not filled up, you should be able to register.
(12/16) Corrections have been posted to answers for Homework 12.
(12/5) The last homework will be due Monday, Dec 10, the last day of class.
(11/2) There will be no homework due or quiz on Nov 7, the day of the 2nd midterm.
(9/16) The 3rd homework is due on Wednesday, 9/19, in section as usual. It had been erroneously posted as due 9/18.
(12/10) Extra lecture notes on the Central Limit Theorem, in
, by Andrew Marks
(12/17) The final exam will be Wednesday, Dec 19, 5-8pm, in 4 LeConte.
(12/17) For the final, you will be allowed 2 double-sided sheets (4 pages) of notes that can be read without a magnifying glass.
(12/12) More old final exams have now been posted.
(12/11) There will be 2 review sessions for the final:
Sunday, Dec 16, 5-7:30pm in 3 Evans
Monday, Dec 17, 5-7:30pm in 106 Moffitt
(11/2) Another old midterm has been posted
(11/2) The 2nd midterm will cover everything since the first midterm, through the material covered on Homework Assignment 9, i.e. through the end of section 5.4 in the text.
(11/1) There will be 3 review sessions for the second midterm:
Sunday, 11/4, 3-5pm in 3 Evans
Monday, 11/5, 4-6pm in 2 Leconte
Monday, 11/5, 6:30-8:30pm in 56 Barrows
(9/27) We found an error in the posted answer to question 3.2, and posted a correction. If you feel you may deserve more points for question 3.2, please give the exam to your TA as soon as possible.
(9/27) The histogram of Midterm 1 scores, and an approximate letter grading scheme have been posted.
(9/21) The location of the Friday review session has been changed to 70 Evans. The time is the same.
(9/19) There will be 2 review sessions for the first midterm: Friday, 9/21, from 5:30-7:30 in 7 Evans, and Sunday, 9/23, from 3:00-5:00 in 3 Evans.
Midterm 1 will be in class on Monday, Sept 24.
Midterm 2 will be in class on Wednesday, Nov 7.
The final will be Wednesday, Dec 19, 5-8pm.
The same rules will apply as for all exams: closed book, closed calculator, closed computer, closed network, open brain. We will permit one page of notes (double sided), that can be read without a magnifying glass, to be brought to midterms. Details will be announced later.
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Announcements and Handouts
(12/3) Course Evaluations (of the instructor and GSIs) will be done in section on 12/5.
These are supplementary notes on the Halting Problem by W. Kahan, in
The textbook "Discrete Mathematics and its Applications" by Kenneth Rosen has a
containing supplementary material, animations of various algorithms, and so on, although this is still just for the 5th edition.
These are supplementary notes on Probability Theory by Hendrik Lenstra that were used in previous offerings of Math 55, in