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Lecture:  EEB 037 (schematic) MWF 1:30- 2:20 
Section A:  EEB 025 (schematic) Th 1:30- 2:20 
Section B:  EEB 025 (schematic) Th 2:30- 3:20 
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Instructor:  Larry Ruzzo, ruzzo at cs  Tu 1:30- 2:20  CSE 554  206-543-6298
TAs:  Derek Cheng, imcheng at cs  Th 11:00- 11:50  CSE 216 
    F 11:30- 12:20  CSE 216 
  Aeron Bryce, paradoxa at cs  F 12:30- 1:20  CSE 216 

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Catalog Description: Fundamentals of set theory, graph theory, enumeration, and algebraic structures, with applications in computing.

Prerequisite: CSE 143; either MATH 126, MATH 129, or MATH 136.

Credits: 4

Standard Syllabus: CSE 321 Syllabus

Grading: Homework, Midterm, Final. Overall weights: HW 55%, midterm 15%, final 30%, roughly.

Late Policy: Assignments are due at the start of class on the due date. 20% off per day thereafter (day = business day, e.g., Monday = Friday + 1).

Extra Credit: Assignments may include "extra credit" sections. These will enrich your understanding of the material, but at a low points per hour ratio. Do them for the glory, not the points, and don't start extra credit until the basics are complete.

Collaboration: Homeworks are all individual, not group, exercises. Discussing them with others is fine, even encouraged, but you must produce your own homework solutions. Follow the "Gilligan's Island Rule": if you discuss the assignment with someone else, don't keep any notes (paper or electronic) from the discussion, then go watch 30+ minutes of mind-numbing TV (Gilligan's Island reruns especially recommended) before you continue work on the homework by yourself. You may not look at other people's written solutions to these problems, not in your friends' notes, not in the dorm files, not on the internet, ever. If in any doubt about whether your activities cross allowable boundaries, tell us before, not after, you turn in your assignment. See also the UW CSE Academic Misconduct Policy, and the links there.

Textbook: Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications, (sixth edition) by Kenneth Rosen, McGraw-Hill, 2006. Errata. (Available from U Book Store, Amazon, etc.)

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