Fall 1997  Summer 1997  Spring 1997  Fall 1996  Spring 1996  Fall 1995 
Students should get familiar with discrete objects and structures. They should also develop their ability to think mathematically.
Sections 01 and 91  Section 02  
Instructor  Virgil Bistriceanu  Camelia Zlatea  
Room class meets  SB238  SB107  
Time class meets  MW 9:00 am  10:15 am  MW 12:45 pm  2:00 pm  
Office hours  MW 8:00 am  9:00 am TR 7:00 pm  9:00 pm F 8:00 am  10:00 am 
One hour before lecture  
Office  SB110  SB115  
Phone  (312) 5675146  (312) 5675944  
Fax  (312) 5675067  
virgil@csam.iit.edu  camelia@csam.iit.edu  
Teaching Assistant 

Late homeworks won't be accepted. Everything you have to turn in is due at the beginning of the class the day the work is due.
All the work you submit must be individual. When teamwork is submitted the mark earned is divided by the number of participants.
For late programming assignments there is a 10% per business day penalty.
Exams are closedbook(s) closednotes.
Grading is based on the following scale:
Class attendance and participation will help settle the borderline grades.
Regular class attendance is important and students are expected to actively participate in class: questions and comments are always welcome.
Event  Sections 01 and 91  Section 02 
Midterm  October 6, 9:00 am  October 6, 12:45 pm 
Programming Assignment #1  October 15, 9:00 am  October 15, 12:45 pm 
Last Day to Withdraw with W  October 31  
Programming Assignment #2  November 19, 9:00 am  November 19, 12:45 pm 
Final  December 8, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm  December 12, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm 
The instructors for this class reserve the right to change this schedule.
What  Hours 
Elementary logic  5 
Sets, graphs, trees and other structures  6 
Functions: introduction  1 
Constructing functions  1 
Properties of functions  2 
Counting infinite sets  1 
Construction techniques  4 
Induction  2 
Algorithms  1 
Elementary counting  2 
Function growth  2 
Regular languages and FA  6 
Number representation  4 
Firstorder predicate calculus  2 
Turing Machines  2 
Total  41 
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