**Text:**
*Mathematics: Beyond the Numbers* by Gilbert and Hatcher.

**About this course:** There is much more to mathematics than just
calculations and solving equations. In this course we will examine several
mathematical topics accessible to students with an understanding of
high-school mathematics. These will be selected from among the following:
voting methods; the mathematics of money; probability; graphs, paths, and
networks; tilings and polyhedra; game theory.

**Reading:** The textbook is intended to be read. Read the assigned
sections before the lecture. This will greatly increase your
comprehension, and enable you to ask intelligent questions in class.

**Homework and Quizzes:** You can not learn mathematics without doing
mathematics. Each week a homework assignment will be posted on the course
web page at

These will be due the following week in recitation. While you may work together with other students on the homework assignments, write up your own solutions in your own words. The goal of the homework is for you to understand the material, not to merely hand in some paper. Late homeworks will

In addition, most fridays there will be a very short quiz (about 10 minutes) given during the lecture. These quizzes should be very easy for someone who has been paying attention and doing the homeworks.

**Examinations:**
There will be two in-class exams, and the ever-popular final exam.
The specific dates and times will be announced on the class web page.

Make sure that you can attend the exams at the scheduled times;
**make-ups will not be given**.
If one midterm exam is missed because
of a serious (documented) illness or emergency, the semester grade
will be determined based on the balance of the work in the course.

**Grading:**
The various graded items in the class total 1000 points. Your grade in the
course will be based solely on the total number of points you accumulate.
The minimum number of points needed for each grade given below:

F | D | D+ | C- | C | C+ | B- | B | B+ | A- | A |

0 | 460 | 500 | 540 | 580 | 630 | 680 | 730 | 780 | 840 | 900 |

**Disabilities:**
If you have a physical, psychological, medical or
learning disability that may impact on your
ability to carry out assigned course work, I strongly
urge that you contact the staff in the Disabled
Student Services office (DSS), room 133 Humanities,
632-6748/TDD. DSS will review your concerns and
determine, with you, what accommodations are
necessary and appropriate. All information and
documentation of disability is confidential. Such arrangements should be
made early in the semester (well before the first exam) so that we can
accommodate your needs.

**Lecturer:**
scott">Prof. S. Sutherland
/ Math 5D-148 / 632-7306 /
`scott@math.sunysb.edu`

Office hours to be announced.

**Schedule:** The list of homework assignments and the most
current schedule of topics can be found on the
class web page.
It will change, so check it regularly.

Scott Sutherland 2003-01-31