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Overview

Class: The course meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 pm in room 001 of the Cognitive Science Building.

Instructor: Professor William Howden (howden@cs.ucsd.edu)
Office Hours: Tues and Thurs, 4-5 pm in Professor Howden's office (CSE 3138)

TA: Pardis Miri (smiri@cs.ucsd.edu)
TA: Aram Shahinfard (ashahinf@cs.ucsd.edu)
TA: Matthew Tong (mhtong@cs.ucsd.edu)

Discussion sections: Two sections will be offered where TAs will lead discussion on the week's homework, go through additional examples, and answer questions. The two sections will probably not substantially differ, so students are not required to attend both. Required text: A Short Course in Discrete Mathematics by Bender and Williamson (dover books). It is a very nicely written book, concise and knowledgable, and *reasonable*. It was written by two UCSD profs specifically for this course and has been used before so you can get copies down at the student center or for free (as pdfs) here.

Assignments: There will be assignments given from the text. As the answers are included, they will not be graded - however, it's expected that you'll be able to show how the answer was reached.

Grading: Tests will be given at the end of each section (there are five sections) with questions largely based on the homeworks. A comprehensive exam will be given at the end. Each test is worth 15% of your grade, with your lowest score dropped. The final exam is worth the remaining 40%.