Jay Pantone

Assistant Professor
Marquette University

jay.pantone@marquette.edu


Math 2100 / 2350

Fall 2019, Marquette University

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:
    M, W 11:00am - 12:15pm
    Cudahy 401
  • Office Hours:
    Monday, 3:45pm - 5:00pm
    Cudahy 307 Tuesday, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
    Friday, 11:00am - 12:00pm
    and by appointment

Course Information

The official syllabus is here.

 
The Revision Cover Sheet must be submitted with every revision.

 
Homework Assignments

Announcements

Exams

Textbook

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Important Dates
Aug 26 Classes begin
Sept 2 Labor Day, no classes
Sept 3 Last day to add/drop classes or request CR/NC option
Oct 10-16 Midterm exams
Oct 17-20 Midterm break, no classes
Nov 15 Last day to withdraw from classes
Nov 27 - Dec 1 Thanksgiving break, no classes
Dec 7 Last day of classes
Dec 9 Math 2100/2350 final exam

Daily Calendar
# Date Topics Suggested HW
& Announcements
1 Mon, Aug 26 Syllabus
7.1: Graph Theory
7.1.{9,10,11}
There will be no office hours on Monday, September 2 for Labor Day.
2 Wed, Aug 28 1.3: Truth-tellers, Liars, and Propositional Logic 1.3.{1,3,4,7,8,9,11}
Mon, Sept 2 Labor Day — no class
3 Wed, Sept 4 Homework 1 Assigned
Finish 1.3
1.3.{14,17,21ace,23}
4 Mon, Sept 9 1.4: Predicates 1.4.{5,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,16,17}
5 Wed, Sept 11 Quiz 1
1.5: Implications
6 Mon, Sept 16 Finish 1.5
3.1: Set Definitions and Operations
1.5.{4,5,8,10,12,13,14,15,16,17,22,25,26,27}
7 Wed, Sept 18 Homework 1 Due
Homework 2 Assigned
Continue 3.1
3.1.{1,2,4,5,7,9,10}
8 Mon, Sept 23
9 Wed, Sept 25 Quiz 2
10 Mon, Sept 30
11 Wed, Oct 2 Exam 1
Homework 2 Due
Homework 3 Assigned
12 Mon, Oct 7
13 Wed, Oct 9 Quiz 3
14 Mon, Oct 14
15 Wed, Oct 16 Homework 3 Due
Homework 4 Assigned
16 Mon, Oct 21
17 Wed, Oct 23 Quiz 4
18 Mon, Oct 28
19 Wed, Oct 30 Homework 4 Due
Homework 5 Assigned
20 Mon, Nov 4
21 Wed, Nov 6 Quiz 5
22 Mon, Nov 11
23 Wed, Nov 13 Exam 2
Homework 5 Due
Homework 6 Assigned
24 Mon, Nov 18
25 Wed, Nov 20 Quiz 6
26 Mon, Nov 25
Wed, Nov 27 Thanksgiving Break — no class
27 Mon, Dec 2
28 Wed, Dec 4 Homework 6 Due
Mon, Dec 9 Final Exam