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 CSE 321: Discrete Structures 2009
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Final exam practice questions , along with solutions .

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Class Meetings:

Lecture: MWF, 1:30-2:20 pm, EEB 045


Section AB: Th, 12:30-1:20 pm, JHN 022
Section AB: Th, 1:30-2:20 pm, MEB 237
(Note that the location has been changed from what has been posted in the time schedule.)

Contact Information and Office Hours:

Instructor: Dieter Fox (fox@cs, CSE 586, Office hours - Mon, CSE 586, 4:00-5:00)
Teaching Assistant: Ioannis Giotis (giotis@cs, Office Hours: Tue, CSE 216, 4:00-5:00)


Your final grade will be assigned based on the following (tentative weighting):
  • 50% homeworks
  • 15% midterm
  • 30% final
  • 5% class participation, extra credit, etc.


Rosen, Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications, McGraw-Hill, 6th Edition. The 5th Edition should also be okay.

Midterm Exam

The midterm will be Friday, February 13, in class.

Final Exam

EEB 045, Monday, March 16, 2:30-4:20 pm.

Late Policy

Unless otherwise indicated, assignments and projects are due by the start of lecture on their due date. If you hand in an assignment more than one hour late, we will take off 50% for each day (or portion thereof) that it is late. So, if an assignment is due on February 16, it must be in the TA or lecturer's hands by 1:30pm (start of class) on that day, with a one hour grace period after that. In addition, we will waive one days worth of late penalties over the courseof the quarter. At quarters end, we will not give Incompletes as grades.

Cheating Vs. Collaborating Guidelines

Collaboration is a very good thing. On the other hand, cheating is considered a very serious offense. Please don't do it! Concern about cheating creates an unpleasant environment for everyone. If you cheat, you risk losing your position as a student in the department and the college. The department's policy on cheating is to report any cases to the college cheating committee. What follows afterwards is not fun. So how do you draw the line between collaboration and cheating? Below is a reasonable ground rule. Failure to understand and follow these rules will constitute cheating, and will be dealt with as per University guidelines.

The Gilligan's Island Rule: This rule says that you are free to meet with fellow students(s) and discuss assignments with them. Writing on a board or shared piece of paper is acceptable during the meeting; however, you should not take any written (electronic or otherwise) record away from the meeting. After the meeting, engage in a half hour of mind-numbing activity (like watching an episode of Gilligan's Island), before starting to work on the assignment. This will assure that you are able to reconstruct what you learned from the meeting, by yourself, using your own brain.

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