# Welcome

Welcome to the Spring 2017 iteration of CIS 160!

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We have a course Piazza page. If you are enrolled in the class, you should have received an invitation already to join.

We have a course Canvas page. It will be used for grading and attendance.

Most questions should be directed to Piazza. However, if you need to get in contact with the course staff for an urgent matter, please email us at cis160-17sp-staff@googlegroups.com.

## Topics

The course will cover at least some of the following topics (not necessarily in this order and not all-inclusive). See lectures for additional information.

- Mathematical notation (sets, functions, operations and relations): meaning and manipulation
- Mathematical proofs: informal but rigorous
- Combinatorics (counting techniques)
- Discrete probability
- Graph Theory

## Grading

Grading will be weighted with the following breakdown:

- 20% - Homework
- 10% - Recitation Attendance
- 15% - Midterm 1
- 15% - Midterm 2
- 15% - Midterm 3
- 25% - Final

Your lowest homework grade will be dropped when calculating final grades.

## Textbook

There is no required or recommended textbook for this course. A textbook that can be referred to for extra reading is ''Mathematics: A Discrete Introduction'' by E. A. Scheinerman.