Math 2300, Spring 2016 Class
Schedule, Lecture Notes
Note: Schedule is subject to
change, please check frequently
WK 
Class/Date 
Topic 
Book
Chapter 
Assignments 
Reading 
1 
F 1/29 
Introduction and syllabus  2 
HW1 Assigned 
Syllabus, Chapter 2 
2 
M 2/1 
Logic: Forms and Deductive
Reasoning 
2.1 

W 2/3 
Logic: Logical Form and Logical Equivalence  2.1 

F 2/5 
Logic:
Conditional Statements 
2.2 
HW1 Due HW2 Assigned 

3 
M 2/8 
Logic: Valid and Invalid Arguments  2.3 
HW3 Assigned  
W 2/10 
Logic: Digital Logic Circuits  2.4 
HW2 Due, HW4 Assigned  Chapter 3 

F 2/12 
Predicates and Quantified Statements I 
3.1 
HW3 Due, HW5 Assigned  
4 
M
2/15 
Predicates and Quantified Statements II  3.2 
HW6 Assigned  
W 2/17 
Statements with Multiple
Quantifiers Arguments with Quantified Statements 
3.3 3.4 
HW4 Due,
HW5 Due HW7 Assigned 

F 2/19 
Arguments
with Quantified Statements Direct Proof and Counterexample: Introduction 
3.4 4.1 
HW8 Assigned  Chapter 4 

5 
M
2/22 
Direct Proof and Counterexample:Rationals  4.1, 4.2 
HW6 Due, HW9 Assigned  
W 2/24 
Direct Proof and Counterexample: Divisibility  4.3 
HW7 Due, HW10 Assigned  
F 2/26 
Direct Proof and Counterexample: Division  4.4 
HW8 Due, HW11 Assigned  
6 
M 2/29 
Direct Proof and Counterexample: Floor and Ceiling  4.5 
HW9 Due  
W 3/2 
Indirect Argument:
Contradiction and Contraposition 
4.6 
HW10 Due, HW12 Assigned  Chapter 5 

F 3/4 
Claude Shannon  Father of the Information Age 
Watch video and answer: 1. What is the difference between a Shannon bit and a Tukey bit? 2. Who wrote "Beat the Dealer"? Turn in your answers on Monday, March 7. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2Whj_nLx8  
7 
M 3/7 
Sequences 
5.1 
HW11 Due, HW13 Assigned  
W 3/9 
Sequences and
Mathematical Induction 
5.1,
5.2 
HW12 Due  
F 3/11 
Review
for Quiz 

8 
M 3/14 
Mathematical Induction  5.2  HW13 Due, HW14 Assigned  
W 3/16 
Quiz 1 

F 3/18 
Mathematical Induction  5.3 
HW14 Due, HW15 Assigned  
9 
M 3/21 
Strong Mathematical Induction  5.4 
HW16 Assigned  
W 3/23 
Defining Sequences Recursively  5.6 
HW15 Due 
Extra
Credit Attend CSULA talk on Bridge to the Doctorate Thursday, March 24 11:301:30 South Dining Write a paragraph on what was most interesting to you 

F 3/25 
Defining
Sequences Recursively 
5.6, 5.7 
HW16 Due Extra Credit on Talk Due HW17 Assigned 
Homework Extra Credit: Towers of Hanoi program (must be recursive) to estimate time (in years) to move 64 disks (one move per second). Assume 31,557,600 seconds per year. Turn in print out with your program and an example of it running (e.g. show command line and results). Due April 15th Upload to the homework submission system 

Spring Break, March
28  April 1 

10 
M 4/4 
Solving Recurrence Relations by Iteration  5.7 
HW18 Assigned  
W 4/6 
SecondOrder Linear Homogenous Recurrence Relations with Constant Coefficients  5.8 
HW17 Due, HW19 Assigned  
F 4/8 
Solving Recurrences  Handout 
HW18 Due, HW20 Assigned Quiz1 Part 2 Due 



Solving Recurrences  HW19 Due, HW21 Assigned  
W 4/13 
Solving Recurrences 
HW20 Due  
F 4/15 
Solving
Recurrences 
Towers of Hanoi EC Due 
Master
Theorem 

12 

Structural Induction Correctness of Algorithms 
5.9 5.5 
HW21 Due, HW22 Assigned  
W 4/20 
Correctness of
Algorithms Sets 
5.5 6.1 

F 4/22 
Sir
Tony Hoare: Pioneers of Computer Science 
Watch video and answer: 1. What proof system was used by Gonthier on the Four Color Theorem? 2. What is Hoare's conclusion? 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kz7DfbOuvOM 

13 

Sets 
6.1 
HW22 Due Sir Tony Hoare video questions Due 

W 4/27 
Quiz 2 
Quiz 2 Review 

F 4/29 
CS50
Lecture by Mark Zuckerberg 
Watch video and answer: 1. Why is redundancy important? 2. Of all that he said, what most surprised you? 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFFs9UgOAlE 

14 

Go Over Quiz 
Zuckerberg
Video questions due 

W 5/4 
Go Over Quiz, Sets  6.1 

F 5/6 
Sets 
6.2 
HW23 Assigned 

15 

Sets 
6.3 
HW24 Assigned,
HW25 Assigned 

W 5/11 
Relations 
8.1 
HW23 Due, HW26 Assigned  
F 5/13 
Relations 
8.2 
HW24 Due, HW25 Due, HW27 Assigned 

16 
M 5/16 
Relations 
8.3 
HW26 Due  
W 5/18 
Review for Final 
HW27 Due  Since
Quiz 2 Review 


Friday 5/20 
FINAL EXAM 
