Minutes of IST 230 meeting
31 Mar 2000
The meeting came to order at 219 pm at UP. Joe Lambert, Mike
Bartolacci, Frank Ritter attending. Galen Grimes was there via phone. Connie
Yu joined us about 1/2 way through.
Agenda as in the headings below. Please note that we are
working towards a May 10 IST Spring meeting where the committee should be able
to overview the course, present a revised syllabus, note suggested module
topics, and recommend a book. And introduce a web site.
Review of topics
A few new topics/subtopics/examples
Petri nets model social processes, parallel machines,
Task modelling languages
matrix as representation of network
todo: Frank to set up.
Review of books
The subcommittee of three looked over the books and came up
with the following thoughts. We might wish to revise those thoughts, but they
seemed pretty good at the time.
Worth looking at further
Lambert reviewed his comments previously sent in. Dymaccek is
not so good, Washburn is still good and looked good.
Mike desribed ist230 as a catch-all, non-calculus math, and
Connie liked Washburn as well.
We noted that Rosen had some good ideas, e.g. examples of code
and psuudo code, but was too hard.
Galen noted that he could live with wasburn
Not worth looking at further
no entries here currently to add.
To be looked at further
Done: look at other books (Bottelochi has 25 books. (!)).
Read 'em, but too hardcore. didn't match
done: Ritter to query Addison Wesley. Queired, but no new
Done: Ritter to query Prentice-Hall. Queired, but no new
Done: previous sponsor to present case for DIMACS modules and
COMAP. Their site is http://www.comap.com. Result: Their material is in the
end not available and not up to date.
todo: any comers against washburn due by middle of the
Todo: Tom Warms, in partiuclar to look at this because
he was not at this meeting.
Done: Frank a page on Shannon's H,
Todo: Caesar's cipher and Markov processes.
TODO: Tom: Epp has some examples for module 5, put
requirements for hardware/OS
Done: all PCs. Could apply a Unix server. all have java
requirements for which modules
Tarski's world. Too much and too much overhead in prepareing
for 1 session. If a proponent wanted to prepare something, it would be worth
Next meeting, starting online
Ideas for group projects, mock up a web page?
group homework sets? some advanced topics for group projects? But individual
tests. A telcom example, a spanning tree.
todo: Mike to provide details of a telcom example.
todo: Frank to design spreadsheet to compute
todo: Joe, teachers of ist230 could be included at some
early point, just to listen.
E.g. a network simulator to test min. spanning trees, with cost of trees
and redundancy noted or computable by hand.
Todo: frank to assign XL spreedsheet idea or do it.
grammar/language demo. could use a UNIX server at UP with a guest account?
need a volunteer to prepare a lab/homework to teach module 6 stuff.
todo: Frank to ask Georgia to ask for copyright use of graph paper.
New Agenda items
todo: Frank to get email and text with Kate to get
note prepared and sent to Joe for co-requisistes and prerequisists.
todo: Lambert prerequistites. consultation is next
step. (Math22 and 26) Math 40 or Math, to arrange and to do.
todo: to look at Lambert's documents for assignment,
pace, and seuqence of documents.
Next meeting April 18. 2-5pm.