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Lots of important links off to the left!

Your teaching staff:

Instructor: Tracy Larrabeetracy

Office hours: M 11:00-12:00 or send me email or use the webforum.

Office: 237 Jack Baskin Engineering Building

Teaching Assistants:

Avirudh Kaushik


01C - Tuesday 3:20PM-4:25PM Engineering 2 194

01F - Friday 12:00PM-1:05PM Porter Academy 144


Vishnu Surya Reddy Nandi


01D - Wednesday 12:00PM-01:05PM Engineering 2 194

01G - Wednesday 01:20PM-02:25PM Physical Sciences 130


Marcello Guarro


01A - Monday 8:00AM-09:05AM Engineering 2 194

01B - Monday 09:20AM-10:25AM Engineering 2 194

Brad Thompson


01E - Thursday 11:40AM-12:45PM Porter Acad 144

01H - Thursday 01:30PM-02:35PM Soc Sci 2 179



MSI Tutors (Please note that you have to sign up to attend MSI: There is no drop-in MSI tutoring)


Kyle Ebding


Surya Ruddaraju



We have ACE sections for CE16 this quarter

Tyler Drake Ortega

Class Locations and dates

Class locationClassroom Unit 2

Class time: MWF 4:00-5:05  


Check Your Grades! 

Date and time of final exam: Tuesday, June 13, 7:30-10:30pm

 A note about the recorded lectures:

You can download the lecture by clicking on the top, right-clicking the topmost hyperlink (labeled Presenter - [ File extension : mp4 ] ) and then clicking "Save Link As." It downloads quickly.

Any 7th edition of Rosen Discrete Mathematics and its Applications works.  There is a custom version in the bookstore, but feel free to buy any old used 7th edition.  It is available on Amazon and such.

Another book some students find helpful is The Nuts and Bolts of Proofs by Antonella Cupillari. You don't need to buy this book if you don't want to, but many who have been intimidated by proofs (especially inductive proofs) have found it useful. 


  • Week 1:Introduction & Logic
  • Week 2:Logic & Sets
  • Week 3:Functions, Sequences, & Summations
  • Week 4:Integers & Intro to proofs
  • Week 5:Induction
  • Week 6:more Induction 
  • Week 7: Induction and Counting
  • Week 8: Counting and probability
  • Week 9: Counting and Recurrence relations
  • Week 10: Recurrence relations

Assignments and quizzes

Your grade will be 40% from the weekly quizzes, 10% from the homework, which should largely cover the quiz material,  50% from the final exam (which you have to pass to pass the course) and 5% extra credit for MSI attendance. We don't have the manpower to give you detailed feedback on the homework, but we will always publish a solution to the homework before the weekly quiz. It is in your interests to understand the homework, because I often use problems straight off the homework for the weekly quiz. Make sure to keep up with the required readings listed on the quiz preparation tab at the left.

There are no makeup quizzes in this class! However, your grade will come from your best 7 quizzes, so that should cover the odd family event or work emergency that causes you to miss a couple of quizzes.


Please feel free to tell either the professor or the TA about any comments or suggestions you might have about how to improve the class. The best way to do this is by electronic mail, If you want to communicate anything to either of us anonymously, this is a good way to do it. You are always welcome to broadcast your opinions by using the webforum.

Don't worry we don't do this!

Disability Resource Center Student Accomodations

I welcome DRC students. Make sure you talk to me at the beginning of the quarter about your needs. As a note, I far prefer your emailing me a PDF of your DRC form instead of giving me a piece of paper.



I hate to talk about cheating, because I like to assume there will be none, but the School of Engineering says I must: If a TA finds or I find conclusive evidence that you have cheated on a quiz or exam, you will fail that quiz or exam. If you touch a cellphone or unapproved calculator during a quiz or final exam, you will fail that quiz or exam. It will not be possible to pass this course with a grade of 0 on the final exam. You should know that if you have been officially charged with cheating, and the provost has ruled that you have cheated, you get a black mark on your record: this could lead to either suspension or expulsion from this university.

To receive credit for a weekly quiz, you must sit in one of the installed seats of the lecture hall, and you must put the names of your right and left neighbor on the top of your quiz page (put something like "end of row" if there is no one on one side). After you turn in your test, you must leave the lecture hall immediately, and if you have forgotten your backpack or other materials, you may not retrieve them until class time is over. You may not talk to anyone during the test time but the instructor or one of the TAs. Violations of this rule will result in a quiz score of zero on the part of the person doing the talking.

Just as something to keep in mind, you will have an assigned seat for the final exam. Don't grow too dependent on sitting with your friends during examinations.

This all sounds ominous, but honestly, it is just so we all know that everyone is on a level playing field.