Last Modified: 10/24/13

Prof. Ron Graham | |

Email: | graham@ucsd.edu |

Office: | EBU3b 2138 |

Office Hours | |

When: | W 2-3 |

Where: | EBU3b 2138 |

Prof. Mia Minnes | |

Email: | minnes@eng.ucsd.edu |

Office: | EBU3b 4206 |

Office Hours | |

When: | M 11-12 and Th 2-3 |

Where: | EBU3b 4206 |

Radheshyam Balasundaram | |

Email: | rbalasun@eng.ucsd.edu |

Office: | EBU3b XXX |

Office Hours | |

When: | TBD TBD |

Where: | B240A |

Allyson Cauble-Chantrenne | |

Email: | accauble@eng.ucsd.edu |

Office: | EBU3b XXX |

Office Hours | |

When: | TBD TBD |

Where: | B260A |

Shibu Lawrence | |

Email: | sslawren@eng.ucsd.edu |

Office: | EBU3b XXX |

Office Hours | |

When: | TBD TBD |

Where: | B260A |

Mark Saroufim | |

Email: | msaroufi@eng.ucsd.edu |

Office: | EBU3b XXX |

Office Hours | |

When: | TBD TBD |

Where: | B260A |

Chen-Hsien Chan | |

Email: | chc147@@ucsd.edu |

Tutor Hours | |

When: | TBD TBD |

Where: | B240A |

Helena Chen | |

Email: | hec013@ucsd.edu |

Tutor Hours | |

When: | TBD TBD |

Where: | B240A |

Shun Hei Lui | |

Email: | s1lui@ucsd.edu |

Tutor Hours | |

When: | TBD TBD |

Where: | B260A |

Sneha Jayaprakash | |

Email: | sjayapra@ucsd.edu |

Tutor Hours | |

When: | TBD TBD |

Where: | B260A |

Maya Nyayapati | |

Email: | mnyayapa@ucsd.edu |

Tutor Hours | |

When: | TBD TBD |

Where: | B260A |

Hannah Thompson | |

Email: | hnthomps@ucsd.edu |

Tutor Hours | |

When: | TBD TBD |

Where: | B260A |

Matan Vardi | |

Email: | mvardi@ucsd.edu |

Tutor Hours | |

When: | TBD TBD |

Where: | B260A |

Xiaohan Wang | |

Email: | xiw072@ucsd.edu |

Tutor Hours | |

When: | TBD TBD |

Where: | B260A |

Date | Time | Location | |

Lecture (Prof. Graham) | Tu/Th | 3:30pm - 4:50pm | CENTER 119 |

Lecture (Prof. Minnes) | Tu/Th | 8:00am - 9:20am | PCYNH 106 |

Discussion | Wed | 3:00pm - 3:50pm | CENTER 115 |

Discussion | Fri | 2:00pm - 2:50pm | CENTER 109 |

Final Exam (Prof. Graham) | 12/09/13 | 3:00pm-6:00pm | TBA |

Final Exam (Prof. Minnes) | 12/10/13 | 8:00am-11:00am | TBA |

If you ever wondered "What sort of mathematics do I need for computer science?", this course will provide some of the answers. In particular, you will have the opportunity to learn basic concepts about counting, permutations and combinations, decision trees, recurrences, discete probability and graph theory, among other things. These are some of the essential ingredients in the toolkit of every computer scientist.

You are welcome to browse around on this website. There is a lot of useful material on-line. In particular, all homework, homework solutions, and the midterm exams will be posted here, as will important announcements.

Please click here for a detailed course description as given in the undergraduate course listing.

There will be one **midterm exam**
and a **final exam**. In addition there will be **weekly homework**. We will be using
WeBWorK,
a computer-based system for assigning and grading homework. Homework will be assigned each week
on Monday and will be due the following Monday. Solutions will be posted a few days
after the homework is due. It is essential that you do the
homework since this is the only way that you can gain mastery
of the techniques we will study (and because the tests will be based
in large part on the homework!).

We will compute a percentage score based on your coursework
and then assign a letter grade as follows:

A 88.0 - 100%

B 75.0 - 87.9%

C 60.0 - 74.9%

D 50.0 - 59.9%

F below 50.0%

Your percentage score is the weighted average of your scores on the homework the midterm and the final exam. The weights below total 110%, but we'll cut 10% off the weight of your weaker exam. Scores in the three individual areas are determined as follows:

From time to time we will post Extra Credit problems. These will typically be more difficult than the usual p/oblems, but solving them (or even working on them) could definitely impress the instructors! Extra credit is posted here

The Jacobs School of Engineering code of Academic Integrity is here. You should read it!

The most recent announcements will posted first. It is a good idea to check these from time to time to be aware of changes in schedule, etc.

Practice questions for the midterm and an old midterm exam are posted on Piazza

- Please join the class discussion group which is hosted on Piazza. If you haven't received the email to join Piazza, use this link: piazza.com/ucsd/fall2013/cse21 to sign up.

- The lectures in this class will be podcast: find our links at podcast.ucsd.edu

The textbook material for this course is Lectures In Discrete Mathematics: Second Course. The material can be found at the following links:

You may want to print out this material for easy reference. A paperback version on this material is available from Amazon for about $11.00 (used). While we won't cover all of this material in the lectures, you should read it in any case. There are a number of other sources on the Web that cover this material. For example, you can look at: http://www.macalester.edu/~hutchinson/book/book.html or http://www.cse.iitd.ernet.in/~bagchi/courses/discrete-book/fullbook.pdf.

Also, a good source for extra problems to practice on is Schaum's Outline of Discrete Mathematics (available in the Bookstore or at Amazon for $10).

NOTE: Subject to changes if unavoidable circumstances arise.

Date | Day | Subject | Notes |

9/26/13 | Thur | Counting and Listing - CL Section 1 | |

10/1/13 | Tu | Counting and Listing - CL Section 2 | |

10/3/13 | Thur | Counting and Listing - CL Sections 2-3 | |

10/8/13 | Tu | Counting and Listing - CL Section 3 | |

10/10/13 | Thur | Counting and Listing - CL Sections 3-4 | |

10/15/13 | Tu | Counting and Listing - CL Section 4 | |

10/17/13 | Thur | Functions - FN Section 1-2 | |

10/22/13 | Tu | Functions - FN Section 3 | |

10/25/13 | Thur | Functions - FN Section 4 | |

10/29/13 | Tu | Functions - FN Section 4 | |

10/31/13 | Thur | Midterm | |

11/5/13 | Tu | Decision Trees - Section 1 | |

11/7/13 | Thur | Decision Trees - Sections 1-2 | |

11/12/13 | Tu | Decision Trees - Section 2 | |

11/14/13 | Thur | Decision Trees - Section 3 | |

11/19/13 | Tu | Recurrences | |

11/21/13 | Thur | Recurrences - Cont'd | |

11/26/13 | Tu | Graph Theory - Section 1 | |

11/28/13 | Thur | Holiday | |

12/3/13 | Tu | Graph Theory - Section 2 | |

12/5/13 | Thur | Graph Theory - Section 3 | (Last Class) |

12/9/13 | Mon | Final Exam (Prof. Graham) 3:00 - 6:00 | |

12/10/13 | Tue | Final Exam (Prof. Minnes) 8:00 - 11:00 |