Mathematics 222a 2002
Instructors: D. Christensen, M. Dawes, and S. Rankin.
- 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.
- 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").
- 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.
Policy on Make-up or Alternative Exams:
- 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
- In the event of illness of such a nature that writing a scheduled
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.
- 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.
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