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November 15, 2006
Exam 2 review materials
October 9, 2006
Exam 1 solutions available
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October 2, 2006
Exam 1 review materials
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 linksYou 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
Graders and Tutors Needed
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September 1, 2006
Welcome to Discrete Mathematics!
We will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays in King 221.
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.
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