MATH 112

Discrete Mathematics for IT
Math 112-002

Enterprise Hall 178
MW 1:30-2:45pm

Dr. Goldin
Exploratory Hall, Room 4214
Office Hours:
Mondays & Wednesdays 2:45-3:30, and by appointment
The best way to reach me is by email.
703-993-1480. Messages are not checked regularly.

Math Placement Test Score - 70 or greater on Algebra section
or successful completion of the self-paced Algebra Program offered by the Math Learning Center.


Discrete Mathematics for BSIT     Prentice Hall, Custom Edition 2006
An ebook version is available at or you can buy a new or used print version.
I will post scanned copies of the first part of the text for the first week. After that, you have to purchase it.

Course Content
Math 112 satisfies the Discrete Mathematics requirement for the BSIT degree. The course will cover the following topics:
Principles of Counting
Permutations and Combinations
Graphs and Trees
Summation Notation
Mathematical Induction

Test Dates

Exam 1: Monday, October 7, 2013
Exam 2: Monday, November 18, 2013

Final Exam : Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 1:30am-4:15pm

There are no make up tests allowed unless you have an extremely serious and well-documented excuse. You must see me in advance if at all possible, such as a religious reason. If this is not possible due to the nature of the event, you must provide written documentation, such as a dated and timed letter from a doctor/hospital in the case of medical excuse, a death certificate in the case of a family death, etc. A flat tire or car trouble is NOT a valid excuse. Oversleeping is not an excuse. Minor medical difficulties such as a headache or flu that does not require being in the doctor's office is not an excuse. A court date to dispute a ticket is not an excuse. If you are not sure if your reason is excusable, and/ or if you can possibly make it to the exam but it's inconvenient, then it is not an excuse.

Your grade for the course will be calculated based on two midterm exams (30% each), and a final exam (40%). These scores determine your grade according to the scale:

  A: 90-100   B:80-89.9  C:70-79.9   D:65-69.9   F: below 65

+ or - will be attached ( if applicable) to the grades that occur in the lower or upper 2 points of each category. I reserve the right at my discretion to increase your grade slightly. However, there is no sympathy for students who do not come to class, do not read in advance, and do not do the homework! Make-up tests are given only in extraordinary situations that require written proof. Solutions will be posted online as soon as possible.

Homework problems will be assigned at the end of each class and reviewed at the beginning of the next class meeting. Reading the sections of the text related to the problems is part of the homework assignment.

Disability statement
If you are a student with a disability and you need academic accommodations, please see me and contact the Office of Disability Resources at 703.993.2474. All academic accommodations must be arranged through that office.

Honor Code
The University Honor Code is to be followed at all times. Sharing information of any kind about exams or quizzes is prohibited. Any violations will be sent to the Honor Committee and will result in a grade of zero. This also applies to take-home quizzes. See the University Honor Code.

Tutoring Center
The Math Tutoring Center is located in the Johnson Center Rm 344. Help is available on a walk-in basis. For hours of operation see

General Remarks
Please be considerate of other students.
NO LAPTOPS ARE ALLOWED IN THE LECTURE HALL. If you have a specific need, please see me to discuss.
Please get to class on time. If you must arrive late or leave early sit in the back near the door to minimize the distraction.
Please turn off your cell phone before class. Please close your tablets unless you are using them to take notes.
My responsibility as the instructor of this course is to answer questions and organize the material in a logical manner to facilitate learning. Your job as the student is to attend every class, arrive on time and be attentive, meet deadlines and be responsible for your learning.