This course has two hours of general lectures on Tuesday.
Attendance is not obligatory, but if you are there
you are expected to be actively involved in the lecture.
The lectures are not recorded this year.
This course has two exercise hours on Thursday.
These hours are organized as follows.
We have three lecture rooms for this
(HG00.058, HG01.058 and HG03.632).
(Note that the schedule may change, so always check your personal
schedule for the latest updates.)
This implies that there are also three groups,
each with its own assistant.
In Blackboard you can enroll yourself into one of these groups
via the menu option Group enroll.
If you fail to do so before the first exercise hour, you will be
assigned into a group.
During the first hour of the session, you can present your solution
to the presentation exercises. If done properly you
can earn a small bonus for this.
During the second hour you are supposed to work individually (or in small
groups) on the exercises that you do need to hand in on Monday.
Assistants are available for individual questions.
(Note that although you are allowed to work together, each student has
to hand in his own work.)
Obviously, the exercise hours only work well if you come prepared!
So you really have to study the assignment in advance so that you know
what to ask.
This course has weekly assignments.
Typically on Tiesday afternoon the assignment for that week
becomes available in Blackboard.
Each assignment consists of a reading list, a collection of so-called
presentation exercises (further referred to as collection A)
and a collection of
exercises to be handed in (collection B).
On Thursday there is a block of two exercise hours. See above.
These exercise hours can be used to learn more about the general
topics of the exercise (first hour), but you can also work
on the actual exercises (second hour).
The goal is that after the exercise hours you will have finished most
of the exercises in collection B.
The deadline for handing in your answers to the exercises of collection B
is Monday at 08.00.
The assignments are graded and you can earn also a small bonus for
your final grade.
The assignments need to be handed in via Blackboard, as a single PDF.
Of course you may create a good looking PDF with LaTeX or some other
but you may also simply hand in a PDF scan of your hand written
assignment. However, pictures taken of your handwritten notes will not be
accepted. Not even when they are incorporated into a single PDF.
(See below for help on scanning.) Make sure that your name and your group number
are on the first page of your document!
Just for your convenience we provide a short
for scanning your homework on the KonicaMinolta multi functionals.
As stated above, you can earn a small bonus by presenting solutions at the
first hour of the exercise hours and by handing in the assignments.
These are the rules:
In total you can earn a maximum bonus of 1 point.
This bonus will be added to your grade of your final exam, but only
if you scored at least a 5.0 for this exam.
Each time you present something at the exercise hours which was good
and not completely trivial, you will get something like 0.25 points for
it. For some of the exercises the solutions are already in the book.
Obviously, if your presentation is simply a copy of such a solution,
you won't get credits for that. You may look at these solutions, but in
order to get a bonus for it you must show that you have really understood
the standard solution.
The sum of all these scores will be your presentation bonus.
There are seven homework assignments. Each will be graded and the
average of these seven grades divided by 10 will be your assignment
Your final bonus will be computed by the formula MIN(presentation bonus + assignment bonus, 1).
In order to be allowed to do the final exam you will have to pass the
In this assignment you show in a team of three persons that you are able
to apply the theory of this course.
You will not get a grade for this assignment, but simply a pass or fail.
In Blackboard you can find last year's assignment so you can see what
is expected more or less.
The results of the assignments need to be presented in the last week of
this course. Attendance at these presentations is mandatory.
This course uses a book as its main resource:
Kenneth H. Rosen: Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications
We use the so-called Global edition, Seventh Edition, ISBN 978-0-07-131501-2.
The book (paper or e-book) can be bought via http://www.mheducation.co.uk, but you can also buy it via Thalia.
Within this course we only use three chapters of the book,
but the book is also being used in the first year course Mathematical Structures, so maybe you can borrow it from one of the
first year students.
The slides being used at the lectures will become available afterwards
There are two separate schedules that you should keep track of for this course: