This course is an introduction to abstract mathematics through the lens of discrete mathematics, a field centered on the study of mathematical objects such as sets, functions, and graphs. We will learn many techniques that allow one to rigorously prove mathematical facts, and we will apply those techniques to the study of discrete mathematics. Emphasis is placed on logical, abstract thinking and clear and precise mathematical writing.
Lectures: 
Tu, Th  11:00am  12:15pm 
Cudahy 120 
Office Hours: 
Monday,  10:00am  11:00am 
Cudahy 307  Wednesday,  3:00pm  5:00pm 
and by appointment 
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August 27  Classes begin 
September 3  Labor Day, no classes 
September 4  Last day to add/drop classes or request CR/NC option 
October 1819  Midterm break, no classes 
November 16  Last day to withdraw from classes 
November 2123  Thanksgiving, no classes 
December 7  Last day of classes 
December 14  Math 2100/2105/2350 final exam 
#  Date  Topics  Suggested HW & Announcements 

1  Tues, Aug 28  3.1: Set Definitions and Operations  
2  Thurs, Aug 30 
More 3.1 Quiz 0 (ungraded) Homework 1 assigned 
Suggested Homework: 3.1.{1,2,4,5,7,14,16} 
3  Tues, Sept 4 
Finish 3.1 3.2: More Operations on Sets 
Suggested Homework: 3.2.{1,2,3,4,10,11,12,14} 
4  Thurs, Sept 6 
5.1: Introduction to Combinatorics 5.2: Basic Rules for Counting Quiz 1 Homework 1 due Homework 2 assigned 
Suggested Homework: 5.2.{1,2,4,6,7,8,10,14} 
5  Tues, Sept 11 
5.3: Combinations and the Binomial Theorem 
Suggested Homework: 5.3.{5,6,8,10,11,13,15,16,22,25,26} 
6  Thurs, Sept 13 
Finish 5.3 Quiz 2 Homework 2 due Homework 3 assigned 
Suggested Homework: 5.3.{31,32} 
7  Tues, Sept 18  1.4: Predicates  
8  Thurs, Sept 20 
Finish 1.4 Quiz 3 Homework 3 due Homework 4 assigned 

9  Tues, Sept 25  1.5: Implications  
10  Thurs, Sept 27 
Exam 1 Homework 4 due Homework 5 assigned 

11  Tues, Oct 2 
1.3: Truthtellers, Liars, and Propositional Logic 1.6: Validity of Arguments 

12  Thurs, Oct 4 
2.1: Mathematical Writing Quiz 4 Homework 5 due Homework 6 assigned 

13  Tues, Oct 9 
2.2: Proofs about Numbers 

14  Thurs, Oct 11 
2.3: Mathematical Induction Quiz 5 Homework 6 due Homework 7 assigned 

15  Tues, Oct 16 
2.4: More about Induction 

Thurs, Oct 18  Midterm Break, no class  
16  Tues, Oct 23  Catch up day, if needed  
17  Thurs, Oct 25 
2.5: Contradiction and the Pigeonhole Principle Quiz 6 Homework 7 due Homework 8 assigned 

18  Tues, Oct 30  3.3: Proving Set Properties  
19  Thurs, Nov 1 
Finish 3.3 Quiz 7 Homework 8 due Homework 9 assigned 

20  Tues, Nov 6  4.1: Definitions, Diagrams, and Inverses  
21  Thurs, Nov 8 
Exam 2 Homework 9 due Homework 10 assigned 

22  Tues, Nov 13 
Finish 4.1 4.2: The Composition Operation 

23  Thurs, Nov 15 
Finish 4.2 Quiz 8 Homework 10 due Homework 11 assigned 

24  Tues, Nov 20  4.3: Properties of Functions and Set Cardinality  
Thurs, Nov 22  Thanksgiving Break, no class  
25  Tues, Nov 27 
Finish 4.3 4.4: Properties of Relations 

26  Thurs, Nov 29 
Finish 4.4 4.5: Equivalence Relations Quiz 9 Homework 11 due Homework 12 assigned 

27  Tues, Dec 4  Finish 4.5  
28  Thurs, Dec 6 
4.8: Growth of Functions Quiz 10 Homework 12 due 

Tues, Dec 14  Final Exam, 3:30pm  5:30pm 