The first in-class test will be given on Thursday, March 9. It will cover material/homework from Sections 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.1, 2.2, and 2.3. The test will take up the first 60 minutes of class time. The remaining time will be used for a shortened lesson.
Quiz #3 will be given in class this Thursday, March 2. It will cover material/homework from Section 1.7.
Here is a photo of the board from the end of the lesson on nested quantifiers. Part of our discussion was a little rushed, so I wanted to recap here.
Recall that means that student likes cuisine . Recall also that the names and don’t matter…what matters is that the first entry is always a student and the second entry is always a cuisine. The exercise was to translate the propositions below into English sentences.
(a) translates to “Juliano does not like Japanese food.”
(b) translates to “There is a student who likes Korean food and all students like Mexican food.”
(c) translates to “There exits a cuisine that either Shannon or Jiayu (or both) like.”
(d) …let’s do this translation in a few steps:
- translates to “Students x and z like cuisine y.”
- translates to “It is not the case that students x and z like cuisine y,” which we can translate to “Either student x or student z does not like cuisine y.”
- translates to “If x and z are different students, then either student x or student z does not like cuisine y.”
- So far none of the statements are propositions, since we don’t know the values of the variables, but we can turn the last statement into a proposition by adding the quantifiers. translates to “For all students x and students z there exists a cuisine y such that if x and z are different students, then either student x or student z does not like cuisine y.” We can translate this into a more natural sentence in English by eliminating the variables: “For any pair of two distinct students, there is a cuisine that one of the students does not like.”
(e) …again, let’s do this translation in a few steps:
- translates to “Student x likes cuisine y if and only if student z likes cuisine y.”
- Again, the above statement is not a proposition since we don’t know the values of the variables, but we can upgrade it to a proposition by adding the quantifiers. translates to “There exists a student x such that there exists a student z such that for all cuisines y, student x likes cuisine y if and only if student z likes cuisine y.” We can translate this into a more natural sentence in English: “There exits a pair of two students who like all the same cuisines as one another and don’t like all the same cuisines as one another.“
(f) …let’s do this translation in a few steps:
- is the same as in question (e)
- This time the quantifiers will change the statement to: “For all students x and for all students z there exists a cuisine y such that student x likes cuisine y if and only if student z likes cuisine y.” Again, we translate this into a more natural sentence: “For all pairs of students there is a cuisine that they either both like or both do not like.”
- Quiz #2 on Thursday, February 23 will cover material/homework from sections 1.4, 1.5, and 1.6.
- For section 1.6, the homework questions are #4, #10, #19, #20, and #35. I will change the calendar to reflect this, but the course outline will not be updated.
- For 1.6 #3 (done by you and your partner in class today) you can check the back of the text to make sure your answers are correct. If you have any questions, you can post them here on the OpenLab or ask them in my office hours on Tuesday 11am-1pm.
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- Your major: Computer Systems with a focus in IT Operations
- How you got interested in math/computer science? When I was 10 years old and my grandmother brought a Windows XP desktop for my siblings and I to play on, and when I got my first android phone in the 11th grade that when I officially became somewhat of a tech nerd.
- What you hope to do after you graduate from CityTech; (short-term goals, long-term goals): Short term Goals, graduate by the Fall, earn a PMP certification and travel. Long term goals: get into something involving Real Estate, Business and Tech or work for the government or maybe the military.
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