Credits: 4 Semester Hours
Instructor: Ye Wang - 370 WVH - (617)373-7127 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Class Meeting Times: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 9:05 a.m. room 108 WVH
Prerequisites: High School Algebra and Precalculus
Corequisite: CSU211 Fundamentals of Computer Science
Who should take the class: Computer and Information Science freshman who are not currently taking a precalculus course; transfer students who have not yet fullled this requirement.
Books: There is no required text. Handouts covering the course material will be given out in class and available on the web.
This course introduces the mathematical structures and methods that form the foundation of computer science. The material will all be motivated by applications from computer science. Students will learn:
(1) specific skills, e.g. modular arithmetic, set notation,. . . ;
(2) general knowledge, e.g. counting, proof, and analysis techniques;
(3) how to think, e.g. general problem solving techniques.
Cheating will not be tolerated. We expect that you will study with friends and often work out problem solutions together but you must write up you own solutions, in your own words. Instructor, TA(maybe) will be available to answer questions but will not do your homework for you. One of our course goals is to teach you how to think on your own.
We expect your homework to be neat, organized, and legible. If your handwriting is unreadable, please type. We will NOT accept pages that are ripped from a spiral notebook. Please use 8.5" by 11" loose-leaf or printer paper.
Assignments are expected to be turned in on time. Late assignments will be penalized by 50%. If you have a valid excuse for turning in a late assignment, you should let us know, in writing, in advance. If you are sick at the time of an assignment or exam, let us know as soon as possible so we can make other arrangements.
Attendence of the class.
The work for this course will consist of written and on-line homework, quizzes, and a final exam. Your grade will be computed as follows:
on-line homework 10%
written homework 15%
hour exams 30%
Final exam 35%