Fall 2015 Section 0002: 12:30P - 1:20P MWF 105 MLH

**Instructor: ** Dr. Isabel K.
Darcy

Department of
Mathematics and AMCS

University of
Iowa

**Office:**B1H MLH

**Phone:** 335- 0778

**Email**: **idarcybiomath+150 AT
gmail.com** or isabel-darcy AT uiowa.edu

**Course URL:**
http://www.math.uiowa.edu/~idarcy/COURSES/150/FALL15/150.html

Check this for a list of assignments, exam dates, possible changes in the
course schedule, and electronic copies of course handouts.

** Wiki Site: ** https://wiki.uiowa.edu/display/2396865/Class+List

**DEO Contact Information:** Dan Anderson, 14 MLH,
dan-anderson@uiowa.edu

**Office hours:** MWF 9:45am - 10:15am, MW 11:35am - 12:20pm, and by
appointment.

**Course Description:** Basic methods of enumerative combinatorics,
inclusion-exclusion and generating
functions, applications of group theory (Polya-Burnside theorem).

**Prerequisite:** MATH:1860 and MATH:2700.

**Goals and Objectives of the Course:** cover most of chapter 1 - 7, 14
and
some supplementary material as time allows.

**Text**: Introductory Combinatorics, 5th ed., Brualdi,
Prentice Hall

Grading system:
| 90% <= A- < 91% <= A |

HW & Quizzes: 30% | 80% <= B- < 81% <= B < 89% <= B+ < 90% |

Exam 1: 20% | 70% <= C- < 71% <= C < 79% <= C+ < 80% |

Exam 2: 25% | 60% <= D- < 61% <= D < 69% <= D+ < 70% |

Final: 25% | F < 60% |

*GRADING & EXAMS: *All work must be shown in order
to receive credit. This holds for all exams including the final,
all quizzes, and homework.
Important note: If no work is shown, you may receive zero credit
even if your answer is correct.

2 exams and a final will be given. You are required to bring identification to all exams. You are required to pick up your exams and keep them until the end of the semester. The final exam will be cumulative.

**THERE IS NO CURVE IN THIS CLASS, but improvement may be taken
into consideration.**

If there is a mistake in
grading, you must report this mistake within one week from when the
exam, homework, etc. has been handed back to the class (whether or not
you picked up your exam, homework, etc).
Your grades will be posted on ICON.

**Sections to be covered**: We will cover most of chapter 1 - 7, 14 and
some supplementary material as time allows. You should read
all sections/handouts/web material corresponding to covered material
and/or assigned problems. There may be test questions related to
this reading even if not covered in class.

**Attendance and absences**: Your attendance at each scheduled
class meeting and discussion section is expected. You are
responsible for material covered in class and announcements made during
class; these may include changes in the syllabus. Absences from exams
will require a compelling reason, and must be arranged with your
instructor in advance.

**Student Collaboration: **You may collaborate with other students
on the homework;
however, each individual student is responsible for turning in your own
homework in your own words. Copying is not collaboration and will
be prosecuted under scholastic dishonesty. **Any significant
collaboration should be acknowledged. You should also cite any sources
that you use including online resources**