Math 311w - Concepts of Discrete Mathematics

This is the web page for section 5 of Math 311w taught by Tim Reluga in the autumn of 2018.

This course introduces students to the use of mathematics as a formal language. Using a theorem-proof framework much like that used in Euclid’s geometry textbook millenia ago, we will study elementary number theory advances from ancient times to our current technological age. Theories of modular arithmetic, set theory, formal logic, groups, and other discrete-math topics will be covered, with applications to encryption and digital information encoding. The course will include several writing assignments to help students develop their communications skills.

Course syllabus, including class data, contact information, office hours, and grading policies (subject to change)

Textbook and partial solutions courtesy of Gary Mullen.

Homework

Essays

Information on our essays will be posted here.

Past quizes

Past quizes, posted with their answers.

Handouts