CSCE 222: Discrete Structures for Computing
Instructor: Dr. Dylan Shell.
Office  :  PETR 315 
Phone  :  (979) 8452369 
:  dshell@tamu.edu  
Web  :  http://robots.cs.tamu.edu/dshell/cs222 
Office hours  :  Walkins: Wednesdays, 2:00pm–3:00pm 
Otherwise by appointment via email too.  
(See link below under "Resources" for TA Office Hours.) 
Fall 2024
Lecture Time  :  Tue/Thr, 12:45pm–2:00pm. 
Lecture Location  :  ZACH 244 
Course Description
This course provides the mathematical foundations from discrete mathematics for analyzing computer algorithms, for both correctness and performance; introduction to models of computation, including finite state machines and Turing machines.
Prerequisites
Students must have completed MATH 151, or an equivalent course.
Learning Outcomes or Course Objectives
At the end of the course, students will understand the basic principles of logic, proofs and sets. Students
will be able to apply results from discrete mathematics to the analysis of algorithms. Students will be
able to produce proofs by induction and apply counting/enumeration techniques. Students will have a
basic understanding of models of computation.
It is expected that successful participation in the course will allow the student to demonstrate:
 a basic understanding of logic and predicates;
 the application of basic techniques for formal proof;
 the ability to use these concepts in the analysis and design of algorithms;
 a basic understanding of classical models of computation.
Textbook
Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications by Kenneth Rosen, 8th Edition, McGrawHill, 2019.
Grading Policies
Grades will be based on:

The grading scale is:

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Resources
 The course syllabus.
 Here is the TA Office Hours Schedule.
Course Topics, Calendar of Activities, Major Assignment Dates
Weekbyweek topic breakdown (timeline is approximate, and intended for guidance only)
Week  Topic  Textbook  
1  Course Introduction. Propositional and Predicate Logic  1.1–1.5  
2  Inference and Proofs  1.6–1.8  
3  Sets, Functions  2.1–2.3  
4  Algorithms and their complexity  3  
5  Sequences and sums  2.4–2.5  
6  Proof by Induction  5.1–5.2  
7   
8  Guest lecture  
9  Recursive Functions  5.3–5.5  
10  Combinatorics, counting, and enumeration  6  
11   
12  Recurrences and their solution  8.1–8.3  
13  Relations  9  
14  Grammars and Languages  13.1–13.4  
15  Turing Machines  13.5 
The following are major tests.
Due Date  Class Tests and Assignments  Weight  
1 Oct.  Midterm I  25%  
31 Oct.  Midterm II  25%  
10 Dec.  Comprehensive Final Exam  30% 
The following are homeworks.
Due Date  Class Tests and Assignments  Notes  
6 Sep.  Homework I  Posted in canvas 
Late work submission policy, absenteeism, etc.: Refer to the syllabus for details.