Discrete Math I, MAT 251, Spring 2007
This is the home page and first day handout for MAT 251, section 001,
from 10:00am -- 11:15am in WRI-C151.
My name is Dr. Arthur
My office is CBC-B 308 and I can be reached at 895-0378.
Important information announced in class will also be posted on WebCampus.
This course has a corequisite of MATH 182.
Text: Edward. Scheinerman, Mathematics, A Discrete
Introduction, second edition,
Brooks Cole Publishing, 2006.
Syllabus: The main point of this course is to learn
how to write proofs -- to learn how to think and write clearly.
The vehicle for this training process is discrete mathematics.
From the text, we will cover roughly chapters 1 through 25 (each
chapter is more or less a lecture).
Grading Scheme: The grading in this course is as follows:
Exams may or may not have a take home
The take home components (if any) are due
the following Monday at the beginning of class. There is
preset correlation between numerical grades and your final letter
A letter grade (without + or -) will be included with the return of
exam and will cover all exams up to then. Late homework will be
but there is a penalty (to be explained as needed). Current grades will
be posted on WebCampus after every exam. The
uncommitted points are to allow flexibility throughout the course to
have quizzes or some other type of evaluation. Roughly each
month, 5% will be committed. If I find no need for additional
testing, the 5% for that month will go to that month's exam.
- Homework, 10%.
- Exam 1, Wednesday, February 21st: 15%+.
- Exam 2, Wednesday, March 28th: 15%+.
- Exam 3, Wednesday, April 25th: 15%+.
- Final, Wednesday, May 9th, 10:10 am to 12:10pm: 30%.
- Uncommitted points: 15%.
Office Hours: If you need to see me, please look for me
the office hours posted below, or please make an appointment. If there
no one in my office during the last half-hour of the office hour, I
feel free to leave, so please arrive early. Office hours begin the
week of classes.
Other Important Dates: (See the UNLV
calendar for more details.)
- Monday or Wednesday, 11:20 am -- noon, 2:00pm -- 3:50pm,
- ... or by appointment.
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will need to contact Disability Services (DS) for coordination in your
academic accommodations. DS is located within the Learning Enhancement
Services (LES), in the Reynolds Student Services Center (SSC), Room
137. The DS phone number is 702-895-0866, TDD 895-0652." Their
website is at http://studentlife.unlv.edu/disability/.
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- January 16th: Instruction and late registration begin.
- January 22nd: Final date for late registration, course
additions, changes, or fee payment (with late penalty). Last
day to inform me of absences due to religious holidays. Last
day to drop a course without it showing up on transcripts (new this
- February 19th: Presidents' day (no class).
- March 12 -- 18th: Spring break.
- March 30th: Final date to drop or withdraw from classes
(except short courses). A grade
of "W" will show on transcripts.
- April 30 -- May 5th: Study Week.
- May 7 -- 15th: Final examinations.
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