COURSE OBJECTIVES:
At the end of the semester, students will have an understanding of the concepts and techniques listed below. This understanding will be enhanced through directed group and individual computer exercises and group and individual projects. The computer algebra system Derive, the spreadsheet Excel and the graphing calculator make it possible to explore non-routine problems and applications. In some instances, students will be allowed to write their own code in the programming language of their choice instead of, or in conjunction with, the other software.
COURSE CONTENT:
At
the end of the semester, the student will be able to:
use the following to solve counting/probability problems
multiplication rule
permutations
combinations
evaluate expected value
identify and solve
problems using an Euler Circuit
identify a Hamiltonian Cycle
identify and
constuct a minimal spanning tree
apply two approaches to solving the Traveling Salesman problem
translate sentences to symbolic form
construct truth tables
state the converse, inverse and contra positive of statements
determine if an argument is valid or not
design a simple
circuit as a logic application
compute fractal dimension
generate fractals