Contact
coneill «at» math.ucdavis.edu
Mathematical Sciences
Building, Room 3149
Department of Mathematics
University of California Davis
One Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616
U.S.A.
Math 148: Discrete Mathematics (Winter 2017)
Lectures: MWF 3:10pm - 4:00pm, Storer 1344
Discussions: R 7:10pm - 8:00pm, Giedt 1006
Final exam: Monday, March 20th, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Office hours: Tuesday 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Wednesday 11:00am - 12:00pm
Thursday 4:00pm - 5:00pm
or by appointment
Textbook: Discrete Mathematics (2nd Edition), by Norman L. Biggs
As described in the course catalog, this course covers coding theory and error correcting codes, along with any algebraic concepts needed in their development, including finite fields. Additional topics will be covered as time permits.
Announcements
December 26, 2016: Course webpage has been created.
December 27, 2016: A syllabus and lecture schedule have been uploaded.
January 9, 2017: The syllabus and lecture schedule have been updated.
January 10, 2017: The lecture schedule has been updated.
January 24, 2017: The lecture schedule has been updated.
January 30, 2017: The lecture schedule has been updated.
February 9, 2017: The lecture schedule has been updated.
February 10, 2017: A midterm review has been posted.
March 12, 2017: A final exam review has been posted.
March 12, 2017: The lecture schedule has been updated.
Resources
The course syllabus.
A tentative day-by-day schedule (subject to change without notice).
Homework
There will be one homework assignment given each week, usually assigned on Thursday and due the following Wednesday. There will also be one preliminary assignment given each week, usually assigned on Wednesday afternoon and due in discussion the next day.
I will post links to homework assignments here. If you have questions about course material, do not hesistate to ask me in/before/after class, stop by my office hours, or email me.
Preliminary Assignment 1, due Thursday, January 12, 2017.
Homework Assignment 1, due Wednesday, January 18, 2017.
Preliminary Assignment 2, due Thursday, January 19, 2017.
Homework Assignment 2, due Wednesday, January 25, 2017.
Preliminary Assignment 3, due Thursday, January 26, 2017.
Homework Assignment 3, due Wednesday, February 1, 2017.
Preliminary Assignment 4, due Thursday, February 2, 2017.
Homework Assignment 4, due Wednesday, February 8, 2017.
Preliminary Assignment 5, due Thursday, February 9, 2017.
Homework Assignment 5, due Wednesday, February 15, 2017.
Preliminary Assignment 7, due Thursday, February 23, 2017.
Homework Assignment 7, due Wednesday, March 1, 2017.
Preliminary Assignment 8, due Thursday, March 2, 2017.
Homework Assignment 8, due Wednesday, March 8, 2017.
Preliminary Assignment 9, due Thursday, March 9, 2017.
Homework Assignment 9, due Wednesday, March 15, 2017.
Exam Reviews
I will post links to exam review questions here. These may not to be turned in for credit, but I am happy to answer any questions you have in/before/after class, in my office hours, or through email.
Midterm Exam Review for Friday, February 17, 2017.
Final Exam Review for Monday, March 20, 2017.