- Dr. Alan T. Sherman
- Email: sherman@umbc.edu (send only to this address and include "203" in the subject)
- Office Hours: Monday/Wednesday, 12:30-1pm, ECS 225j
- Tele: (410) 455-2666

- Wen Ze Xi
- Email: wxi1@csee.umbc.edu
- tele: (410) 455-1631
- Office Hours: Tuesday 12:00-1:00pm in ECS 334.

- Mondays and Wednesdays 2:00-3:15pm
- SS (Social Science) 209

[We will cover Chapters 5, 1-4, 7-8, 10, 6, in that order.]

Although you are not required to do so, you may find it helpful
also to learn how to use the document-preparation system *Latex*,
which is the best commonly-available system and most widely-used
system by computer scientists for preparing mathematical documents.
It is available for free on all UMBC mainframes (see " LaTeX
Template for more info on how to run Latex), and the UMBC
Bookstore sells the Mathematical Workplace (including Maple and Latex)
for the Mac and PC for about $300. In addition, there is a free
PC-version available called Mitex. Latex is part of the standard
Linux environment. If you must typeset documents using Microsoft
Word, which I feel produces lousy mathematics, it is relatively best
to use its Equation Editor and to load the family of AMS fonts
distributed by the American Mathematical Society. It is highly
advantageous to prepare course documents including homework solutions
using a method that allows you to edit extensively. Although some
people find Latex hard to use, and although its table, graphing, and
picture features are a bit clumsy, you can import encapsulated
postscript files into a Latex document, and Latex does produce
high-quality mathematical equations and expressions.

- Course policy
- Assignments
- Supplemental Reading
- Schedule
- Lectures
- Vocabulary
- On-line catalog description of CMSC-203.
- How to's and other generic course
documents.

Includes the Great Theoretical Computer Science Cheat Sheet. - CMSC-203 root page for CSEE Deptarment.
- Millennium Math Problems - Earn millions of dollars!!
- Mathematical Problems of David Hilbert.
- Some resources for research in discrete mathematics

- Ungraded practice quizzes: Most Wednesdays, except during the week of any exam.
- Homework: Due at the beginning of class every Wednesday, except during the week of any exam.
- Exam I (Chapters 1-5): Wednesday, March 7
- Exam II (Chapters 7,8,10): Wednesday, April 18
- Test of fundamentals (Chapters 1-8,10): Monday, May 14.
- Final Examination (Chapters 1-8,10) --
At the standard time scheduled by registrar:
1-3pm, Wednesday, May 23

Alan T. Sherman, sherman@umbc.edu Last modified: March 12, 2001