Student Syllabus Spring 2018
MAD2104 Discrete Mathematics I
Sections 01-06; MWF 11:15 - 12:05, 101 CAR; Tuesday recitations in HTL.

WELCOME to Florida State University's MAD 2104: Discrete Mathematics I.
This course has three main objectives. One objective is to introduce you to a variety of topics in discrete mathematics and their applications to computer science. The second is to develop your ability in understanding mathematical reasoning and to prove material on your own. The third, and a very important objective, is to develop your ability to communicate mathematics correctly and effectively. Some topics we will cover to achieve these goals include logic, set theory, and mathematical reasoning. We will also study several other mathematical topics and their applications to computer science including functions, number theory, and graphs.

The suggested prerequisite is Calculus 1 with Analytic Geometry, MAC2311, with a C- or better. If you have not passed MAC2311, then you may take this course if you have passed BOTH MAC 1140, Precalculus, and COP 3014, Programming 1, with grades C- or better. Students who take this course without the suggested MAC2311 prerequisite are at high risk of failure and are advised to take MAC2311 first. Because a student can earn credit for only one of the pair of courses MAD2104 and MGF3301, you should not take this course if you have already passed MGF3301. It is the student's responsibility to check and prove eligibility.

LECTURER Mr. J. Wooland
Office: MCH 115-H
E-mail: wooland at math dot fsu dot edu
Phone: 644-2202 (leave message)
M 12:30 - 1:30; Tu 11:00 - 12:30; W 12:30 - 1:30; Th 11:00 - 12:30; F 8:30 - 9:30; or by appointment

Recitation Instructors
Sections 01, 03, 05:
Mr. Niemeier
Office: MCH 402-B
E-mail: mniemeie at math dot fsu dot edu
Office Hours
M 9:00-10:00; W 10:00-11:00; Th 1:00-2:00; or by appointment

Sections 02, 04, 06: Office: MCH 402-E
E-mail: jfox at math dot fsu dot edu
Office Hours
MW 1:30-2:30; Th 8:30-9:30; or by appointment

MAD2104-01 Tu 9:30 - 10:45; HTL215
MAD2104-02 Tu 9:30 - 10:45; HTL217
MAD2104-03 Tu 11:00 - 12:15; HTL215
MAD2104-04 Tu 11:00 - 12:15; HTL217
MAD2104-05 Tu 12:30 - 1:45; HTL215
MAD2104-06 Tu 12:30 - 1:45; HTL217

The purpose of this course is to develop knowledge and skills in fundamental mathematical topics that are relevant to computing, particularly to the systematic development of software.
This course is intended for computer science majors and other science majors with an interest in mathematics. It is a requirement of the computer science major.
The topics covered in this course will include logical argument, sets and functions, propositional logic, techniques of proof, introduction to graphs and relations, and applications.
Required Text: MAD2104 Course Notes, Kirby and Bryant
The document MAD2104 Course Notes may be downloaded from BlackBoard or from this link:, or purchased from Target Copy, or purchased bound with the optional textbook at the University Bookstore.
Required hardware
In order to earn class participation points you must have (and register, and use correctly) an i>Clicker. i>Clickers are sold at the bookstores. There are at least two different i>Clicker models; either one is acceptable, as long as it as an i>Clicker model and not some other brand (such as Turning Point).
Recommended Textbooks - Optional
Kenneth H. Rosen, Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications (7th ed.). WCB McGraw-Hill, Special Edition for FSU. This is a required text for MAD3105, Discrete Mathematics II.
(The 7th edition is the one that is available from the bookstores, bound with the course notes. The 6th edition, available elsewhere, is also suitable as an optional text.)
Kenneth H. Rosen, Student Solution Guide for Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications (7th Ed.). WCB McGraw-Hill, ISBN 0073107794

Your grade will be determined by quizzes, three 75-minute tests, and a comprehensive final exam.

Grades in this course will be based on assessment of individual quizzes and exams according to the following:
17.5% Quiz Average
52.5% Average of 75-minute Tests
30% Final Exam

A 90.00 and higher
B 80.00-89.99
C 70.00-79.99
D 60.00-69.99
F 0-59.99
Plus/minus grades may be assigned in the upper/lower in each grade range.
Students with incomplete assignments at the end of the course will be given the earned final grade. A grade of "I" will not be given to avoid a grade of F or to give additional study time. Failure to process a course drop will result in a course grade of F.
All tests are comprehensive.
Test 1: Tuesday, February 6, in RECITATION
Test 2: Tuesday, March 6, in RECITATION
Test 3: Tuesday, April 17, in RECITATION
Final Exam: Monday, April 30, 10:00 - noon, 101 CAR
The final exam date/time is determined by the University registrar, and may not be adjusted for individual students without written permission from the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

"Quizzes" will include weekly quizzes given in recitation and may include short quizzes given in lecture class (not necessarily announced in advance), written assignments to be completed outside of the classroom and turned in at the beginning of a specified class period, and other homework to be submitted via the Internet.
Your semester quiz average, as a percent, will be the total number of quiz points earned divided by the total number of possible quiz points. Class participation points earned via i>Clicker will be extra credit added to the total number of quiz points earned. Each class period in which i>Clicker is used will provide the opportunity to earn roughly one class participation point.
Your recitation class will meet each Tuesday, as scheduled, except that recitation will not meet on Tuesday, January 9. You may attend only the section in which you are enrolled. You may not attend, or take a quiz with, a different section.

We will use i>Clicker to track class participation. Class participation points earned via i>Clicker will be extra credit added to your quiz average in the manner described under the paragraph "Quizzes" above. In order to receive class participation points, you must purchase possess clicker, register it, bring it to class, and use it correctly. Inappropriate uses of the clicker - including but not limited to entering responses for another student, enlisting another student to enter your responses, or entering responses while not present in the classroom - are violations of the Academic Honor Code.

You may not use a calculator, smart watch, smart pen, or any similar electronic device, during tests or in-class quizzes. Use of such devices on tests or in-class quizzes are violations of the Academic Honor Code.

Excused absences include documented illness, deaths in the family and other documented crises, call to active military duty or jury duty, religious holy days, and official University activities. These absences will be accommodated in a way that does not arbitrarily penalize students who have a valid excuse. Consideration will also be given to students whose dependent children experience serious illness.
Read the next paragraph for details specific to this course.

Excused absences from exams or in-class quizzes will be given only in the case of an unavoidable, documented, and verifiable event on the day of the test or quiz. An example of such a case would be an illness for which a written medical excuse is provided by the attending doctor. Note that merely visiting a doctor's office instead of coming to class, or scheduling an appointment that conflicts with class, will not be excused. If you are so acutely ill that you are unable to take a quiz or test, then you should seek medical attention on that day; "I was sick today, so I will visit a clinic at some time in the future and try to get a retroactive excuse" is not acceptable. Absences due to foul weather will not be excused unless the University cancels classes. Absences due to out of town travel will not be excused, unless the travel is associated with mandatory attendance at a University sponsored event. The student is expected to contact the instructor as soon as he/she is physically able to do so.
In the case of an excused absence from an in-class quiz, the zero for the missed quiz will be replaced by the score earned on the next exam.
In the case of an excused absence from a unit test, your final exam score will replace the zero score for the missed test; in that case, your final exam may include extra emphasis on the material from the missed test. The final exam score cannot replace more than one test score. If you miss more than one test, you will be encouraged to drop the course.
In the case of a missed test, you must bring your original documentation to Mr. Wooland's office within one week of returning to school.

The Florida State University Academic Honor Policy outlines the University's expectations for the integrity of students' academic work, the procedures for resolving alleged violations of those expectations, and the rights and responsibilities of students and faculty members throughout the process. Students are responsible for reading the Academic Honor Policy and for living up to their pledge to ". . . be honest and truthful and . . . [to] strive for personal and institutional integrity at Florida State University." (Florida State University Academic Honor Policy, found at
Students with disabilities needing academic accommodation should:
(1) register with and provide documentation to the Student Disability Resource Center; and
(2) bring a letter to the instructor indicating the need for accommodation and what type. This should be done during the first week of class. This syllabus and other class materials are available in alternative format upon request. For more information about services available to FSU students with disabilities, contact the:
Student Disability Resource Center
874 Traditions Way
108 Student Services Building
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4167
(850) 644-9566 (voice)
(850) 644-8504 (TDD)

Tutoring for Math
Tutoring is available for this course via ACE Tutoring at the Learning Studio in the William Johnston Building. Appointments may be made, and drop-ins are welcome for one-on-one and group tutoring. Please contact the ACE Learning Studio at, 850-645-9151, or find more information at
University Syllabus Change Policy
Except for changes that substantially affect implementation of the evaluation (grading) statement, this syllabus is a guide for the course and is subject to change with advance notice.