Mathematics 222a 2002

**Instructors**: D. Christensen, M. Dawes, and S. Rankin.

**Textbook:**

- Mathematics for Computer Scientists, Volume I: The Fundamentals, Seventh Edition 2002, by S. A. Rankin and I. J. W. Robinson, published by Kinson Publishing Ltd.

**Prerequisites:**

- One full course equivalent chosen from Mathematics 030, Applied Mathematics 026, Calculus 050a/b, 051a/b, 081a/b, Linear Algebra 040a/b, or the former Applied Mathematics 020, or 023a/b plus 024a/b, or the former Mathematics 027 (in each case with a minimum grade of "C").

**Course Outline:**

- Mathematical induction.
- Set theory.
- Counting: permutations, combinations, the binomial theorem.
- Relations and functions.
- Equivalence relations and partitions.
- Partial orders and lattices.
- Group theory and applications to error detecting and correcting codes.

- It may occur that due to a university activity clashing with an exam date, permission is granted for the student to write an alternative exam. In such a case, the alternative exam will be written prior to the scheduled exam. It should be noted that permission is not granted automatically, and the student should notify their instructor at the earliest possible time of their wish to apply for an alternative exam.
- In the event of illness of such a nature that writing a scheduled exam is not possible, you are required to present medical documentation to your instructor. This medical documentation MUST STATE that you were sufficiently ill that writing the exam at the scheduled time was not possible, and the name and phone number of the attending physician must be included. The physician must be informed that your instructor will call to confirm the fact that it was not possible for you to write the exam at the scheduled time. Please note that if you attend the UWO STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES for your medical treatment, they provide the Faculty of Science Counselling Office with the documentation. You MUST then go to the Dean's office of the Faculty of Science and sign a release form there that permits them to forward the Student Health Services documentation to your instructor. Note: It is recommended that you take your medical documentation to your counsellor in the office of the Dean of your faculty. In such a case, however, you must present the documentation first to your instructor. Furthermore, you MUST phone your instructor prior to the scheduled start of the exam to say that you are missing the exam for medical reasons, and if the instructor is not in the office at the time of phoning, a phone message, including a phone number at which you be reached must be left. Failure to comply with any of these conditions will automatically result in a 10% penalty in the event that a make-up exam is authorized, and may result in a mark of 0 for that exam. The central switchboard of the university is 661-2111, and the extensions are: D. Christensen, x86530; S. Rankin, x86517; M. Dawes, x86531.

**Evaluation of Student Performance**:

- Two quizzes, each worth 5% of the final mark.
- Two term tests, each worth 20% of the final mark.
- A final examination, worth 50% of the final mark.

**Examination Dates**:

- Quiz 1, Tuesday, October 8, 2002, 8:00-9:00pm, NS 145.
- First Midterm, Friday, October 18, 2002, 7:00--9:30 pm.
- Second Midterm, Saturday, November 9, 2002, 9:30am-12:00 noon.
- Quiz 2, Thursday, November 21, 2002, 8:00-9:00pm, NS 145.
- Final examination in the December exam period, to be scheduled by the Office of the Registrar.