Bryn Mawr College
CS 231/Math 231: Discrete Mathematics
spring 2017
Course Materials

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General Information

  Dianna Xu
246A Park Science
dxu at cs dot brynmawr dot edu
Office Hours
Thursdays 3:45pm -5:45pm, and by appointment

Lecture Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:25am-12:45pm, Park 338

Problem Sessions:

Fridays 4pm-6pm
Tu Luan
Park 231
Thursdays 4pm-6pm
Ann Tran
Park 247
Wednesdays 4pm-6pm
Ziyan Yang
Park 231
Saturdays 10am-12pm
Xinyue Zhang
Park 231
Mondays 7pm-9pm
Xuan Huang
Julia Sheng
Park 231

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Important Dates

January 17: First lecture
Feburary 23: Midterm 1
March 28: Midterm 2
April 27: Last lecture

Final: self-scheduled


There are two midterms and a final. Homeworks consist of problem sets. All homeworks and exams will receive a numerical score. Guidelines of letter grades corresponding to lab/exam score levels will be given during the semester. At the end of the semester, a total score (to which the corresponding final grade is assigned) will be calculated from a weighted average of all scores according to the following weights:

Homeworks: 20%
Midterms: 20% each
Final: 40%
Total: 100%

Homework: You are encouraged to work together on the homework, but you should write up your own solutions. Homework that is more than a week late will not be graded. You are allowed one late homework (late = after the due date, but less than or equal to one week after the due date!). Homeworks are collected once a week, on Tuesdays.

Extensions: Tests may not be taken late without advanced permission. Extensions are usually granted ONLY for family emergencies, infirmary or hospical stays, or similiar major crises.

Special Accommodations: Students who think they may need accommodations in this course because of the impact of disability are encouraged to meet with us privately early in the semester. Students should also contact Deb Alder, Coordinator of Accessibility Services, at 610-526-7351 in Guild Hall, as soon as possible, to verify their eligibility for reasonable accommodations. Early contact will help avoid unneccessary inconvenience and delays.


Additional readings

Created by Dianna Xu on Jan 13, 2017.