CMSC 37110-1: Discrete Mathematics -- Fall 2005
| Course info
| Policy on collaboration
Tuesday, Nov 22, 2pm: HW 13 posted. Due Tuesday, Nov 22.
No written homework but substantial reading and "DO" exercises.
Friday, Nov 18, 6pm: HW 12 posted. Due Tuesday, Nov 22.
Thursday, Nov 17, 10pm: link to Intro to Linear Algebra (six
lectures for undergrad freshmen) posted - recommended reading
Thursday, Nov 17, 9:30pm: Quiz 3 posted. This quiz has been
canceled. Solve the problems for practice!
Thursday, Nov 17, 8:30pm: CHANGES TO EXAM SCHEDULE:
- Third Quiz cancelled, merged into Third Midterm.
- Tue, Nov 29: review session, solutions to selected problems discussed.
- New date of Third Midterm: Thu, Dec 1. Duration: full
class (80 min)
- The Third Midterm will contribute 26% to your course grade.
Tuesday, Nov 15, 11:50pm: Solutions to the Second Midterm posted.
Compare them with your solutions!
László Babai Ryerson 164 e-mail:
Office hours: by appointment (please send e-mail)
Hariharan Narayanan hari(at)cs(dot)uchicago(dot)edu.
Eric Purdy epurdy(at)cs(dot)uchicago(dot)edu.
Hari holds office hours Monday, Wednesday, Friday 5:00-6:00pm in Ry 256.
Text. Your primary text will be your course notes, so please
make sure you don't miss classes. If you do, you should copy
somebody's class notes and discuss the class with them.
J. Matoušek, J. Nešetríl:
``Invitation to Discrete Mathematics,''
available at the Seminary Coop Bookstore (University Ave. at 58th St.).
``Elements of Number Theory,''
by I.M. Vinogradov
Grades are based on Homework (22%), three quizzes (6% each), and
three midterm exams (20% each). NOTE (Nov 17): third quiz has been
merged into third midterm (third quiz cancelled, value of third midterm
increased to 26%, duration of third midterm increased to 80 minutes).
First Quiz: Thu Oct 6
First Midterm: Tue Oct 18
Second Quiz: Tue Nov 1
Second Midterm: Tue Nov 8
Third Quiz: CANCELLED
Third Midterm: Thu Dec 1 (NEWLY CHANGED DATE!)
Rules on HOMEWORK
Unless otherwise stated, homework is always due the next class
(before class). Please always check the website for updates.
The problems will be posted shortly after class. However, errors
may occur, so please check the website, especially if you suspect an
"DO" problems are meant to check your understanding of the concepts.
Do them but do not hand them in. If you encounter any difficulties,
please check with Hari during his office hours.
Challenge problems don't have a specific deadline except they cease
to be problems once they have been discussed in class. If you are
working on a challenge problem, please send email to the instructor
so as to avoid the problem being discussed before you handed in the
Solutions to Challenge problems don't earn you credit toward your grade
but they do earn you the instructor's respect, in addition to giving you
Studying in groups is strongly encouraged.
Collaboration on current homework is discouraged but not prohibited.
If you do collaborate, state it at the beginning of your solution
(give name of collaborator). DO NOT COPY someone else's solution:
after the discussion, throw away any written records. Understand
the ideas discussed and give your own rendering.
The same applies to other sources such as the Web: give the source
(URL), but DO NOT COPY. Understand; then write your own version
without looking at the source or your notes.