Discrete Mathematics—Fall 2006

November 15, 2006

Exam 2 review materials

Here's the review sheet for the second exam. Hints have been posted to the solutions page.

October 9, 2006

Exam 1 solutions available

Click over to the solutions page for Exam 1 solutions.

October 2, 2006

Exam 1 review materials

Here's a copy of the review sheet, and click here for hints to the questions.

Note: be sure you try the questions yourself before checking your answers!

September 22, 2006

Writing Tips handout

Click here for advice on writing proofs.

September 19, 2006

A challenge problem (contemporaneous with Assignment 3)

Describe a method for the following: given a truth table column, give a logical expression, using only logical operations we've defined—"and," "or," "not," "implies"—that yields the given truth table column.

For a concrete example, say that there are three variables, and that we'd like the truth table column to end up as FFTFFFTT.

(What, you may ask, is a challenge problem? Something that's maybe a little too interesting for the homework or an exam, but relevant to our work and maybe even fun. No bonus points given, no solutions posted—but do tell me if you've made some progress on one of them.)

September 6, 2006

Opening handouts, with links

You might need a syllabus, or a copy of Assignment 1, or a copy of the sheet of mathematical curiosities that we discussed.

Here's another version of one of the "proofs" we discussed, with links to further discussion and other fallacies. (You might also be interested in the OED's discussion of the number of words in the English language.)

September 6, 2006

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September 1, 2006

Welcome to Discrete Mathematics!

We will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays in King 221.

Our textbook will be Biggs' Discrete Mathematics, second edition. See the syllabus for more information.

This website will run a bit like a blog. Important dates will be listed in the column to the left, along with links to assignments (and solutions). Announcements and interesting links will appear in the main body, right here.

Page maintained by Elizabeth Wilmer.