Math 243 - Discrete Mathematics in Computer Science

Spring 2011 - Section 1

MWF 12:00-12:50 pm, Bio Sciences West Room 219.

Instructor: K. Lux

Teaching Assistent: R. Muth

Homework discussion and tutoring hours: Mondays from 4 pm to 5 pm in Math East 241 and Wednesdays from 4 pm to 5 pm in MATH East 246.


Homework for 4.6 is due Wdnesday, 4th of May, in class.

Homework Assignments

Text: Discrete Mathematics by Ross and Wright, 5th ed.

Homework Policy

Homework Format

Grading scheme: There will be three tests and a final examination. Each test is worth 100 points and the final is worth 200 points. The first test is on February 28th, the second test is on April 1st, and the third test is on April 29th. The final exam will take place on Wednesay, the 11th of May,, from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. All the tests and the final exam are given in the usual classroom. The final exam will not be given earlier; please take that into account if you will be making travel plans.

There will be required daily homework assignments, normally due on the first class day of the following week. In total the daily assignments are worth 100 points, as much as one test.

There also will be regular quizzes. In total the quizzes will be worth 100 points.

The total number of points will be 700. Your total score will be converted into a precentage score. The cutoffs of 80%, 70%, 60%, and 50% for A, B, C, and D are guaranteed, but the cutoffs can be lowered if a lower overall class average warrants it.

Attendance: Students are expected to attend every scheduled class and to be familiar with the University Class Attendance policy as it appears in the General Catalog. It is the student's responsibility to keep informed of any announcements, syllabus adjustments or policy changes made during scheduled classes. Students are expected to behave in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct and the Code of Academic Integrity. The guiding principle of academic integrity is that a student's submitted work must be the student's own. University Policies can be found at and .

Students with Disabilities:
If you anticipate barriers related to the format or requirements of this course, please meet with me so that we can discuss ways to ensure your full participation in the course. If you determine that disability-related accommodations are necessary, please register with Disability Resources (621-3268; and notify me of your eligibility for reasonable accommodations. We can then plan how best to coordinate your accommodations.

Students withdrawing from the course: If you withdraw from the course by February 8, the course will be deleted from your enrollment record. If you withdraw from the course by March 8, you will receive a grade of W. The University allows withdraws after March 8, but only with the Dean's signature. Late withdraws will be dealt with on a case by case basis, and requests for late withdraw with a W without a valid reason may or may not be honored.

Incompletes: The grade of I will be awarded if all the following conditions are met:

1. The student has completed all but a small portion of the required work.

2. The student has scored at least 50% on the work completed.

3. The student has a valid reason for not completing the course on time.

4. The student agrees to make up the material in a short period of time.

K. Lux / Department of Mathematics / University of Arizona / last revised 11th of January, 2011