Syllabus, Math 103, Maymester , 2006
last change May 16, 2007

Math 103, Maymester, 2007

Section: 103.001 8:30-12:00 MTWHF, Room 117 Maybank Hall
Instructor: Dr. Kunkle, 4 Green Way, Room 202, k u n k l e t "at" c o f c "dot" e d u 953-5921 (office), 766-0943 (home).
Instructor's Office Hours: 1:30-2:30 daily or ask me for an appointment.
Course Objectives, Expected Outcomes: In this course, we'll cover logic, including truth tables and the validity of logical arguments, set theory, including its connections to logic and counting, Euler paths and circuits on graphs, the mathematics of saving and borrowing with interest, counting problems, including but not limited to permutaions and combinations, probability, conditional probability, independence, binomial probability, expected value, and the mathematics of voting and apportionment. For more details, compare the list of sections below with our text's table of contents. Students are expected to display a thorough understanding of the techniques of these topics and, to some extent, the theory behind them.
Text: Mathematical Ideas, Charles D. Miller et al, Special Custom Edition.
This special edition consists of chapters 1, 2, 3, 5, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, and 16 from the (more expensive) expanded 10th edition of the text.
Additional Notes: Interest.
Exams and Grades: We'll have two (2) 75-minute midterm exams, a 3-hour final exam, and almost daily one-question quizzes. See Schedule below for dates. Although basic ideas we learn in this course can appear on several exams or quizzes, each weekly quiz will be based primarily on material covered since the time of the previous exam or quiz, and each midterm exam will be based primarily on material covered since the previous midterm. Our final exam in this course will be cumulative. Unless I specifically tell you otherwise, you should assume that any topic of this course could appear on the final.

Each of the two (2) midterm exams is worth 150 points, the final exam is worth 200 points, and the weekly in-class quizzes are worth 50 points altogether. I'll assign letter grades as follows:
Letter grade: A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D-
Minimum required score: 90% 87% 83% 80% 77% 73% 70% 67% 63% 60% 57%
At the end of the semester, I'll calculate your grade two ways--based on the percent you earned of the 500 possible exam points, and again based on the percent you earned of the 550 possible exam and quiz points--and give you whichever letter grade comes out higher.

Make-up Policy: If you must miss an exam, I expect you to contact me (using all the numbers above) and the Associate Dean of Students (953-3390), as soon as possible. I can allow you a make-up exam only if I determine that your absence at exam time (and every reasonable time until the make-up) is excusable. An unexcused exam will be given the grade zero, probably causing you to fail the course. There are no makeups for quizes, but I'll drop your one (1) lowest quiz score before computing your quiz average.

How to get an A: Do lots of homework, read the book, and attend every class!
After each class, do as many of the assigned problems as possible. There will be a Q&A perdiod devoted to questions about these at the beginning of the next class. Exam tips: begin extra studying for our next exam now; identify the different types of problems in the homework and the steps you must follow to solve each type; do assigned problems a second or third time as well as unassigned problems similar to the assigned ones.
Attendance Policy: I will not waste our class time recording attendance and will not factor attendance into your final grade. But be forewarned: attendance has a way of factoring itself into your exam grade. Generally, students who miss class do not do well in this course. If you're absent on a non-exam day, I'll assume that you have a good reason for missing and will not require an excuse. Read the text and try the homework for the day you miss and then bring questions to me in my office. See Make-up Policy for absences on exam days.
Calculators: You won't need any special calculator for this class, but the TI graphing calculators, e.g., TI-82, -83, -85, or -86, are especially nice to use. You must bring a calculator to the exams, and you cannot share one with another student during the exam.
On Line: If it becomes necessary for me to change any part of this syllabus, you'll always find its most current version at http://math.cofc.edu/kunkle/. Look for the last change date at the top of this document, and the description of changes at the bottom.
Old Exams: Here are the two midterm exams from MATH 103, Maymester 2006, when I last taught MATH 103. Since course content and the order of topics can change slightly from one semester to the next, these exams might not always cover the material you should be studying for your exams.
exam 1 exam 2
Learning Disabled Students: If you have a learning disability which will effect your performance in this class, you should contact Disability Services (953-1431) and talk to me in private. I can make no special testing allowances without documentation from Disability Services. It is the responsibility of the student to make appointments with Disability Services for alternate testing at least three days in advance of the test date.
Assigned Problems: "5-25" means the odd numbered problems between 5 and 25, inclusive. "7-19 all" means all problems between 7 and 19, inclusive. "[12]" means problem 12 if time allows us to get to this topic in class.
2.1: 1-8 all, 9-49, 59-66 all, 67-77, 83, 84, 87, 88, 89. 2.2: 1-6 all, 7-35, 38, 39, 41, 42, 45-53, 69. 2.3: 1-6 all, 7-29, 33, 41-47, 48, 49-53, 81-117, 129, 132, 133.
2.4: 1-15, 19-25, 29. 3.1: 1-33, 39-51, 55-71. 3.2: 1-17, 21-35, 37-41 all, 45-73.
3.3: 1-7, 13-17, 21-29, 33-37, 41-65, 66, 67, 72, 79-85. 3.4: 11-19, 23-33, 41. 3.5: 1-11, 15-19, 25-29.
3.6: 1-7, 11-23, 27-35, 38, 39-43, 47, 49. 11.1: 1-7, 8, 9, 13, 17, 21, 23, 27, 28, 29, 31-35, 57, 63*. 11.2: 5-21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 31-35 all, 37, 39-43 all, 45, 49-53, 54-56 all.
11.3: 1-9, 15-19, 20, 21, 24-29 all, 30, 31, 34, 35-39, 43-45 all, 47-51. 11.4: 1-19, 21-27 all. 11.5: 5-13, 17-27, 28, 29-37, 43-49.
12.1: 1, 3, 5abcde, 7, 11, 13, 19, 20, 21, 27, 28, 29, 30-32 all, 36-38 all, 45-49, 51, 53, 57, 59, 63. 12.2: 1, 5-9, 11a, 13a, 15a, 17, 19, 23-29, 33. 12.3: 1, 7-33, 34, 37-51, 59, 63, 65, 67-71 all.
12.4: 1-9, 21-27, 33-45, 49, 51. 12.5: [3-11, 19, 33.] 15.1: 1-9, 17-21 all, 23-27, 28, 29, 33-37, 38, 39, 41, 47, 48, 49, 53.
15.2: 1-9, 10, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 27, 29, 31, 33-44 all, additional exercise. 16.1: 1, 3, 7, 11-19, [29], 31, 33, 41, 45. 16.2: 1-23, 27-31, 37, 43.
16.3: 1-9, 10, [15, 16, 17]. 16.4: 1-23, [35, 36].
Schedule: (Tuesday, May 22, 2007 is the last day to withdraw with a grade of W.)
T 5/15: 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1
W 5/16: quiz 1, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5.
R 5/17: quiz 2, 3.6, 15.1, 15.2
F 5/18: quiz 3, Interest
M 5/21: Exam 1, Interest
T 5/22: quiz 4, 11.1, 11.2, 11.3
W 5/23: quiz 5, 11.4, 11.5, 12.1, 12.2
R 5/24: quiz 6, 12.2, 12.3, 12.4, [12.5]
F 5/25: Exam 2, 16.1, 16.2
M 5/28: No Class
T 5/29: quiz 7, 16.3, 16.4
W 5/30: quiz 8, Q&A
R 5/31: Final Exam, 8:30am-11:30am
5/15: added 3.1 to schedule for 5/16
5/16: deleted 3.6 from schedule for 5/16.