Discrete Structures in Computer Science, Fall 2017
PROFESSOR INFORMATION
Name:
Dr.
Yao
Office:
Atkinson Hall 317
Telephone:
(478) 4455483
Email:
jf.yao@gcsu.edu
URL:
http://abacus2.gcsu.edu or http://abacus.gcsu.edu
Office Hours: 8:20 A.M.9:20 A.M., 10:50 A.M.12:20 P.M. on Tu. and Th. and by appointments
· Emails that are not urgent only will be answered during the office hours
LOCATION
Classrooms: Atk 207 (12:301:45PM on T, Th) and Atk309 (10:0010:50AM on W)
“Mathematical Structures for Computer Science –Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications”, seventh Edition, 2014, by Judith Gersting.
PREREQUISITE: C or better in CSCI 1302 and Math 1113 (or approval of professor).
This course serves the objective of learning an intensive introduction to discrete mathematics as it is used in computer science.
COURSE DESCRIPTION :
This course offers an intensive introduction to discrete
mathematics as it is used in computer science. Topics include functions,
relations, sets, propositional and predicate logic, simple circuit logic, proof
techniques, cryptography, discrete probability, graphs and trees, and
understand basic FiniteState Machines, Turing Machines, and Formal Languages.
EXPECTED COURSE OUTCOME:

Students
will be able to:

SATISFIED PROGRAM STUDENT OUTCOMES:
· Outcome 1: An ability to
apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science
theory in the modeling and design of computerbased systems
· Outcome 4: An understanding
of security issues
ENABLED ABET
STUDENT OUTCOMES:
· Outcome (a) An ability to
apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline
· Outcome (b): An ability to
analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements
appropriate to its solution
· Outcome (e): An
understanding of security issues
· Outcome (j): An ability to
apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science
theory in the modeling and design of computerbased systems in a way that
comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices.
COURSE
TOPICS INCLUDED BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
· Formal Logic: Statements,
Symbolic Representation, and Tautologies
· Formal Logic: Propositional
Logic, Quantifiers, Predicates, and Validity
· Formal Logic: Predicate
Logic, Logic Programming
· Proof Techniques
· Induction Recursion and
Recurrence Relations
· Analysis of Algorithms
· Sets
· Counting
· Principle of Inclusion and
Exclusion
· Pigeonhole Principle
· Relations
· Topological Sorting
· Relations and Databases
· Functions
· Matrices
· Graphs and Their
Representations
· Trees and Their
Representations
· Cryptography
· Decision Trees
· Huffman Codes
· Boolean Algebra and Computer
Logic
· Modeling Arithmetic
· Computation and Languages
· FiniteState Machines
· Turing Machines
· Formal Languages
GRADE
DISTRIBUTION:
Percentage
Date
Weekly
Quiz
20% Wednesday
Midterm exam
35%
October 10, 2017
Final
Exam 45% Dec. 14, 2017; 10:30AM12:45PM

Total
100%
GRADEING POLICY:
Grade
Percentage
A
90% and up
B
80%  89.99%
C
70%  79.99%
D
60%  69.99%
F
59.999% or less
· You are expected to read the textbook prior to and after class.
· Class participation is essential in learning computer technology. It is your responsibility to attend the class in order to achieve good learning, therefore obtain a good grade.
· You must NOT miss a test unless you have a verifiable excuse. An unexcused absence from a test will result in a numerical grade of zero for that test.
· All quizzes are teamwork. You must form a 3people team for the weekly quizzes. The midterm and final exam are individual work.
· Prior to midsemester, you will receive feedback on your academic performance in this course. Your overall grades are updated on a regular basis on the Web throughout the semester.
The integrity of students is a critical component of the academic process. All written work submitted in this course must be individual work unless the instructor assigns a team of students to work on an assignment. Students must properly document all outside sources used for projects, programs, and homework. The submission of another’s work as one’s own is plagiarism, and will be dealt with using the procedures outlined on the Undergraduate Catalog.
TENTATIVE COURSE OUTLINE:
Week
One Formal Logic: Statements,
Symbolic Representation, and Tautologies
Week
Two Formal Logic: Propositional
Logic, Quantifiers, Predicates, and Validity
Week
Three Formal Logic: Predicate
Logic, Logic Programming, Proof of Correctness
Week
Four Proof Techniques
Week
Five Induction Recursion and
Recurrence Relations, Analysis of Algorithms
Week
Six Sets, Counting, Principle
of Inclusion and Exclusion, Pigeonhole Principle
Week
Seven Relations, Topological
Sorting, Relations and Databases
Week
Eight Relations, Topological
Sorting, Relations and Databases
Week
Nine Functions, Matrices
Week
Ten Graphs and Their
Representations, Trees and Their Representations
Week
Eleven Graphs and Their
Representations, Trees and Their Representations
Week
Twelve Decision Trees, Huffman Codes
Week
Thirteen Modeling Arithmetic,
Computation, and Languages
Week
Fourteen FiniteState Machines
Week
Fifteen Turing Machines
Week
Sixteen Formal Languages
Last day to drop an individual course (reduce
course load) without fee penalty and without a W grade (Aug 25, 2017, 5PM)
Last day of classes (Dec. 11,
2017)
Labor Day Holiday (Sept.
4, 2017)
Fall Break (Oct. 910, 2017)
Thanksgiving Holidays (Nov. 2224, 2017)
October 19, 2017, 5:00 P.M. is the last day to drop a course or withdraw from ALL
courses with a "W" grade (Unless previously assigned an "F"
by instructor for absences or if maximum number of dropped courses has been exceeded)
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY POLICY
The
intellectual property of class assignments and other materials developed using
university resources that are commercialized are reviewed under the USG and GC
policies to determine ownership and/or payment rights. USG policies can be
found at
http://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section6/policy/6.3_intellectual_properties/
and GC policies can be found at
http://www2.gcsu.edu/policies/overall/intellectualpropertypolic.htm.
ASSISTANCE FOR STUDENT NEEDS RELATED TO
DISABILITY
If you have a disability as described by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504, you may be eligible to receive accommodations to assist in programmatic and physical accessibility. Disability Services, a unit of the GCSU Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, can assist you in formulating a reasonable accommodation plan and in providing support in developing appropriate accommodations to ensure equal access to all GCSU programs and facilities. Course requirements will not be waived, but accommodations may assist you in meeting the requirements. For documentation requirements and for additional information, we recommend that you contact Disability Services located in Maxwell Student Union at 4784455931 or 4784454233.
STUDENT OPINION SURVEYS
Given the technological sophistication of Georgia College students, the student opinion survey is being delivered through an online process. Your constructive feedback plays an indispensable role in shaping quality education at Georgia College. All responses are completely confidential and your name is not stored with your responses in any way. In addition, instructors will not see any results of the opinion survey until after final grades are submitted to the University. An invitation to complete the online opinion survey is distributed to students near the end of the semester. Your participation in this very important process is greatly appreciated.
FIRE DRILL PROCEDURE
Fire
drills will be conducted annually. In the event of a fire alarm, students will
exit the building in a quick and orderly manner through the nearest hallway
exit. Learn the floor plan and exits of the building. Do not use elevators. If
you encounter heavy smoke, crawl on the floor so as to gain fresh air. Assist
disabled persons and others if possible without endangering your own life.
Assemble for a head count on the front lawn of main campus or other designated
assembly area.
RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCE POLICY
Students are permitted to miss class in observance of religious holidays and other activities observed by a religious group of which the student is a member without academic penalty. Exercising of one’s rights under this policy is subject to the GC Honor Code. Students who miss class in observance of a religious holiday or event are required to make up the coursework missed as a result from the absence. The nature of the makeup assignments and the deadline for completion of such assignments are at the sole discretion of the instructor. Providing verifiable proof of the religious affiliation and activities are at the sole discretion of the instructor as well. Failure to follow the prescribed procedures voids all student rights under this policy.