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Course: MATH 3050

Title: Discrete Mathematics

Sections: 100 and 101 (Class Numbers 6572 and 6573)

Campus: Ohio University, Athens Campus

Department: Mathematics

Academic Year: 2020 - 2021

Term: Fall Semester

Instructor: Mark Barsamian

Contact Information: My contact information is posted on my web page.

Office Hours for 2020 - 2021 Fall Semester: I will provide help online via text chat and video calls in the Teams program

Course Description: Course in discrete mathematical structures and their applications with an introduction to methods of proofs. The main topics are introductions to logic and elementary set theory, basic number theory, induction and recursion, counting techniques, graph theory and algorithms. Applications may include discrete and network optimization, discrete probability and algorithmic efficiency.

Prerequisites: C or better in MATH 2301 or MATH 263B and WARNING: No credit for both this course and CS 3000 (first course taken deducted)

Special Needs: If you have physical, psychiatric, or learning disabilities that require accommodations, please let me know as soon as possible so that your needs may be appropriately met.

Video of the First Day Meeting can be reached by clicking on this link: (Link to Video of First Day Meeting)

Course Format: Sections 100 and 101 (Class Numbers 6572 and 6573) will be asynchronous online courses. That is, there will be no face-to-face meetings, all content will be delivered online, all assessment will be done online, and all events will be on a flexible time schedule. (Days will be scheduled; time of day will not be scheduled.)

Available Help: Of course, I will not be holding any in-person office hours. I will also not be holding any regularly-scheduled online help sessions because in the past I have found that nobody goes to those online sessions. Students who need one-on-one help can e-mail me or send me a message using the Teams app, and we can arrange individual help sessions to be held via Teams video calls.

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Syllabus: This web page replaces the usual paper syllabus. If you need a copy of the syllabus (now or in the future), unhide the next three portions of hidden content (Textbook, Calendar, Grading) and then print this entire web page on paper or print it to a PDF file.

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