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cs330 - Summer 1997


Students should get familiar with discrete objects and structures. They should also develop their ability to think mathematically.

Section 01
Instructor Virgil Bistriceanu
Room class meets SB-106
Time class meets MW 6:20 pm - 9:10 pm
Office hours By appointment
Office SB-110
Phone (312) 567-5146
Fax (312) 567-5067
Teaching Assistant
  • To be announced
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"Discrete Mathenmatics"
Richard Johnsonbaugh
Prentice Hall, Inc. 1997
ISBN: 0-13-518242-5


Late homeworks won't be accepted. Everything you have to turn in is due at the beginning of the class the day the work is due.

All the work you submit must be individual. When teamwork is submitted the mark earned is divided by the number of participants.

For late programming assignments there is a 10% per business day penalty.

Exams are closed-book(s) closed-notes.

Grading is based on the following scale:

Class attendance and participation will help settle the borderline grades.

Regular class attendance is important and students are expected to actively participate in class: questions and comments are always welcome.

Important events

Event Section 01
Midterm June 23, 6:20 pm - 7:20 pm
Last day for official withdrawal July 11
Programming assignment July 14, 6:20 pm
Final July 21, 6:20 pm - 8:30 pm

The instructor for this class reserves the right to change this schedule.


What Hours
Sets, graphs, trees and other structures6
Functions: introduction1
Constructing functions1
Properties of functions2
Counting infinite sets1
Construction techniques4
Optimal algorithms1
Elementary counting2
Function growth2
Regular languages and FA6
Number representation4
Elementary logic5
First-order predicate calculus2
Turing Machines2


Unless otherwise stated all papers you turn in will be TYPED. No handwritten work is accepted. Each page will have a header as follows:

Each page will also have a footer:

The header and the footer will be Arial or Helvetica, 10 points, regular. The text for the paper itself will be typed using Times Roman (12 points regular, except for titles which may be larger and bold).

Click here to see a template.

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