MATH 261 (2020) - Home Page
AnnouncementsTests 1 and 2 can be found on the link below.
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HomepageThis is the course homepage for MATH261: Discrete Mathematics 2, Trimester 1, 2020. MATH261 covers graph algorithms and enumeration. Graph theory is the mathematical study of networks, such as electrical networks, or social networks. In algorithmic graph theory, we study computer procedures that answer questions about graphs. Enumeration is the mathematics of counting objects. All information relating to the course will be found here. That includes copies of the course notes, copies of lecture slides, assignments and solutions, tutorial timetables.
Table of contents
- Here is the course outline.
- The course coordinator is Rod Downey. The lecturers are:
- If you hand in all 9 assignments, and they are acceptable (meaning at least 8/20) you will receive 10%, and then the grade is calculated by adding the three tests, each worth 30%
- If you fail to hand in at least 8 of the assignments, your grade will be calculated by adding the three tests each worth 33%.
- Details are below.
- The take home exams/terms tests will be on the 5th May, 2 June, and 16th June.
- Students will fill out a standard form saying that they will do the exam in good faith.
- We will distribute tests on the morning of dates above using the class mailing list, Blackboard and the class Wiki.
- You will have at most 2 hours to complete, but will leave the submission open for 4 hours (and longer if students have special circumstances in consultation with the lecturer/coordinator).
- You will submit using our standard online submission portal we have set up on blackboard.
- You will submit using this submission process for assignments. The exams will be formatted so that they can be filled out on the actual exam, or printed and scanned/photo-ed and submitted as a jpeg(s).
- CLARIFICATION ON WORKLOADS: Assignments: You are given the weekly assignment which are both formative and summative, and only need a good effort to gain a point each. Terms Tests: Note that the original assessment plan had two terms test and a 3 hour final. The terms tests were originally 2 hours each but really they were 1 hour and the students given 2 hours so that there would be no time problems for those who needed more time to do the work. The final exam was cumulative whereas each test is now only for the material covered. The actual time a reasonable student should need for each test should be around an hour, so this means that with the revised plan there is significantly less summative assessment than previously. (Originally 5 hours for which they are given 7, and now 3 hours for which they are given 6 and more if they need it.)
Lecture timetableThere are three lectures a week. For the Downey's half the remaining ones will be done by Zoom. All of Dan's will be done by Zoom.
- Monday 10.00am
- Tuesday 10.00am
- Thursday 10.00am
- The course calendar shows significant dates in the course.
- Rod Downey is available Monday at 1.00 where he will be available for tutorial questions, for the first half and otherwise by e-mail arrangement. a
- Dan Turetsky will host a standard zoom meeting on Mondays at 1 for tutorial questions, starting when he takes over the course. Other meeting times can be arranged by email.
Course NotesCourse notes
Lecture SlidesSlides from lectures
AssignmentsAssignments Assignments will be made available on this site, and hard copies can be collected in lectures. You will submit your assignments via the Submission System maintained by the School of Engineering and Computer Science. You can access your marks and graded assignment at https://apps.ecs.vuw.ac.nz/cgi-bin/studentmarks
TutorialsTutorials begin in the second week of the trimester. No permission to view Courses/MATH261_2020T1.HowFullTutsAre Please sign up for a tutorial at MyAllocator. You are encouraged to attend as many tutorials as like. You should go to at least one a week.
Class RepresentativeThe class representative for MATH261 is Teagan Wilson firstname.lastname@example.org.
Facebook groupHere is the MATH261 facebook group. Thanks Teagen for setting this up.
University policies and statutesIt is worthwhile becoming familiar with the following information. Other relevant policies can be found at the academic policy website.
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