Peter Blomgren
San Diego State University
Math 245: Discrete Mathematics Fall 2006
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Catalog description

Logic, methods of proof, set theory, number theory, equivalence and order relations, counting (combinations and permutations), solving recurrence relations.

  • 1a. Math 121, or
  • 1b. Math 150

Required Text and Reading Materials:

Discrete Mathematics with Applications, 3rd edition. Susanna S. Epp, Brooks Cole, January 2004. ISBN 0-5343-5945-0.

Class web page [], and handouts.

Course Outline (as of 8/26/2006):

   1 - The Logic of Compound Statements
   2 - The Logic of Quantified Statements
   3 - Elementary Number Theory and Methods of Proof
   4 - Sequences and Mathematical Induction
   5 - Set Theory
   6 - Counting
   7 - Functions
   8 - Recursion
   10 - Relations


In PDF format only [last revised 8/28/2006]

Recreational Mathematics:

The Problem of the Fortnight: Win fantastic prizes in the bi-weekly competition.

Historical Backgrounds and Perspectives

You can now get some background on the mathematicians who developed the ideas we discuss in this class.


Peter Blomgren
blomgren AT mail DOT SDSU DOT EDU, (619)594-2602
Class hours: TuTh 2:00p – 3:15p, GMCS-307
Office hours: TuTh 3:30p – 5:15p (GMCS-587), and by appointment.

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