CSE 321: Discrete Structures
Winter 1998
Richard Anderson


Name Email Office Hours
Instructor Richard Anderson anderson@cs.washington.edu Monday 1:00 - 2:00 pm, Friday 1:00 - 2:00 pm (and by appt.) Sieg 312
Teaching Assistant Kirsten Hildrum hildrum@cs.washington.edu Monday 3:30-4:30 (and by appt.) in Seig 326A
Teaching Assistant John Mill mill@cs.washington.edu Tuesday 3:30 - 5:00 (and by appt.) in Sieg 326A


Lectures: MWF 2:30-3:20, Johnson 223

Quiz AA, Th 2:30-3:20, Lowe 217
Quiz AB, Th 1:30-2:20, Lowe 116

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Text Book

The text for the course is Rosen, Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications. The Third Edition of the text will be used. The Second Edition is very close but the exercises differ somewhat between the second and third editions of the text, so you will need to consult the third edition to make sure that you are solving the appropriate problems.


The course grade will be based on homework, a midterm, and a final exam. The approximate weighting of the three components is 40-50% Homework, 15-25% midterm and 30-40% final exam.


Homework is intended to be a major portion of the course. Assignments will be due weekly, usually on Wednesday. It is expected that homework solutions represent original work.


Chapters 1-7 will be covered. The main topics will be logic (1.1-1.3), the integers (2.3), methods of proof (3.1-3.3), counting and probability (4.1-4.5), relations (6.1-6.4), and graph theory (7.1-7.5,7.7-7.8).


Wednesday, February 11, in class. Closed book, no notes, no calculators. Sample questions from old midterm (postscript)

Final Exam

Tuesday, March 17, 2:30-4:20 pm, in class. Closed book, no notes, no calculators.

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