MAT 146, Spring 2019


Instructor: Eugene Gorsky, egorskiy AT
Office hours: MWF 3-4 at Math 2113
If you have a question and cannot come at office hours, write me an email to schedule an appointment.

Teaching Assistant: Beibei Liu, bxliu AT

General course information

Final exam

The final exam will be on Monday, June 10.
Practice problems: problems .
Letter grade F C C+ B- B B+ A- A A+
Weighed average 0-50 50-60 60-65 65-70 70-80 80-85 85-90 90-100 100-110

Midterm 2

The second midterm will be on Monday, May 20.
Practice problems: problems .

Midterm 1

The first midterm will be on Friday, April 19. It covers sections 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1 and 2.2 of the textbook.
Practice problems: problems .


The textbook for the course is "Generatingfunctionology" by Herbert Wilf.
We will use 3rd edition, but it is fine to use 2nd edition which is freely available online at this webpage .

Final grade and exams

There will be two midterms on Friday, April 19 and Monday, May 20.
The Final exam will be on Monday, June 10 at 10:30am-12:30pm
The final grade is based on your grades for the homework, midterms and the final:

Homework Midterm I Midterm II Final Exam
20% 20% 20% 40%

Academic Participation Requirements

In September 2018 the campus will require students to verify that they have begun each course for which they are registered via the Academic Participation program. This program also encourages students to acknowledge their responsibilities regarding academic integrity and the Code of Academic Conduct, reinforcing our campus culture of honesty.

MyUCDavis will notify students online and through email on the first day of instruction to complete their Academic Participation verification no later than the quarter add deadline. Failing to verify academic participation by this deadline may result in a reduction of the financial aid award.

Please see more details by this link .


The homework will be assigned once a week, usually on Mondays. It should be handed in before the start of next Monday lecture. It must be legible, and written in connected sentences that explains what you are doing. Just the answer (whether correct or not) is not enough. ease put your name on every page and staple the pages together. Homework should be handed in on time, late homework will not be graded.

Though it is fine to discuss the HW problems with others, you must always write up the solutions in your own words. Copying will be penalized. Of course, in the exams you must work on your own: no calculators, textbooks etc will be allowed.

Week Sections Written
Apr 1, 3, 5 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 HW 1, solutions
Apr 8, 10, 12 1.4, 1.5, 1.6 HW 2, solutions
Apr 15, 17, 19 2.1, review, midterm on April 19
Apr 22, 24, 26 2.2, 2.3, 2.4 Drop deadline on April 26
HW 3 , solutions
Apr 29, May 1, 3 2.5, 2.6, 3.1 HW 4 , solutions
May 6, 8, 10 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 HW 5 , solutions
May 13, 15, 17 3.5, 3.6, review
May 20, 22, 24 Midterm on May 20, 3.7, 3.8 HW 6 , solutions
May 29, 31 3.9, 3.10, 3.11, 3.12 No class on May 27
(Memorial Day)
June 3, 5 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 HW 7 , solutions

Code of Academic Conduct

The Code of Academic Conduct exists to support high standards of behavior and to ensure fair evaluation of student learning. Students who violate the Code of Academic Conduct are subject to disciplinary sanctions that include censure, probation, suspension, deferred separation or dismissal from the University of California. The code can be found at this link .

Disability Services

Any student with a documented disability who needs to arrange reasonable accommodations must contact the Student Disability Center (SDC). Faculty are authorized to provide only the accommodations requested by the SDC. If you have any questions, please contact the SDC at (530)752-3184 or