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 CSE 311: Foundations of Computing I
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 Richard Anderson
 Paul Beame
 Ben Birnbaum
 Alan Ridwan
 Kris Weber
 Eric Wu
Course Information
 Lectures Slides
 Post-Section Notes
 Grading Guidelines
 Office Hours
 Common Mistakes

Class Meetings:

Lecture A (Beame): MWF, 1:30-2:20 pm, MGH 241
Lecture B (Anderson) : MWF, 9:30-10:20 am, EEB 037


Section AA (Birnbaum): Th, 1:30-2:20 pm, SAV 136
Section AB (Weber): Th, 1:30-2:20 pm, MGH 251
Section AC (Weber): Th, 2:30-3:20 pm, MGH 238
Section BA (Wu): Th, 8:30-9:20 am, EEB 042
Section BB (Wu): Th, 9:30-10:20 am, EEB 025

Contact Information and Office Hours:

Richard Anderson (anderson@cs, CSE 582, Office hours - Tuesday 2:30-3:30, Friday, 10:30-11:30)
Paul Beame (beame@cs, CSE 668, Office hours - Mondays & Fridays after class-3:00, Mondays 11:00-12:00)
Teaching Assistants:
Ben Birnbaum: Tuesdays 2:30-3:20 CSE 216, TBA
Alan Ridwan: Tuesdays 10:30-11:20 CSE 216, Wednesdays 11:30-12:20 CSE 218
Eric Wu: Tuesdays 3:30-4:20 CSE 216, TBA
Kristin Weber: Mondays 3:00-4:00 CSE 403, Fridays 3:00-4:00 CSE 216.


Rosen, Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications, McGraw-Hill. You may use either the 5th, 6th, or 7th edition of the text. The 7th edition is available at the bookstore, and there are multiple sources for used or new copies of earlier editions.

See the lecture schedule for the reading assignments.


Class will not be held on the following university holidays:
  • Veterans Day, Friday, November 11, 2011
  • Day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 25, 2011

Midterm Exam

The midterm is Friday, November 4. Collection of sample questions from past midterms.

Final Exam

The final exam has been rescheduled so that both lectures can take a common exam. The exam is Monday, Dec 12: The times will be 2:30-4:20 p.m. (the original time for the A section exam) and 4:30-6:20 p.m and will be held in Guggenheim 220 (GUG 220).
Students may take the exam at either time.
List of Topics for the Final Exam
Sample problems from past exams.

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