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Lecture slides  Assignments 
Lecturer:  Dr Niall Madden ADB1013, Arás de Brún Phone: 091 493803 Email: niall.madden@nuigalway.ie 

Lectures: 
Wednesday 13.00 in the Anderson Lecture Theatre
Friday 11.00 in AM200 

First Lecture:  1pm, Wednesday, 12 September 2018  
Tutorials 
Tutorials will begin in Week 3 (the week starting 24 September). The schedule is as follows.


Course Content:  In this module you'll learn about
You'll also learn how these topics apply to


Assessment: 
In MA284 your learning will be assessed by
More details will be given in class. 

Texts:  The primary text we will use is
Oscar Levin,
Discrete Mathematics: an open introduction.
The is an open source textbook, which is freelyavailable from
discretetext.oscarlevin.com
in both printable and ereaderfriendly versions. Print copies are
available in the library at 511.1 LEV. You can also order a print copy
from Amazon/CreateSpace for $12.50+Shipping. In addition, we will refer to several other texts, including


Course website:  Information and course documents will be posted here, and so on NUIGalway.Blackboard.com 
Copies of slides used in class will be posted here at least 3 hours before the beginning of the lecture. They contain all the main ideas and definitions, but don't include the details of the worked examples done in class.
Please review these notes before class: you'll find you can assimilate much more information during the lecture.
There will be four assignments/tests in Discrete Mathematics. More details will be provided in class.
The assignments are administered using an online system called WeBWorK. It generates a unique problem set for each student. Everyone gets the same number and type of exercises, but the numbers/coefficients are different.
When you enter a solution, the system tells you immediately if it is correct or not. In most cases, you are allowed up to 10 attempts. After the deadline has passed, answers become available, and no further attempts are possible.
For each problem set, you'll be provided with sample hardcopy for user "99999999", which you can print out: this have be helpful when working in tutorials or in SUMS.
Sample Assignment  
Deadline:  None (just for practice). (Open) 
Corresponds to:  Weeks 1 and 2. 
Contributes to final grade:  0% 
Sample: 
Sample hardcopy for
student 99999999. 
Link:  mathswork.nuigalway.ie/webwork2/1819MA284 
Tips: 
Assignment 1  
Deadline:  5pm, Friday, 12th Oct, 2018. (Closed) 
Corresponds to:  Weeks 14. 
Contributes to final grade:  10% 
Sample: 
Sample hardcopy for
student 99999999. 
Link:  mathswork.nuigalway.ie/webwork2/1819MA284 
Tips: 
Assignment 2  
Deadline:  5pm, Friday, 26 Oct, 2018. (closed) 
Corresponds to:  Weeks 45. 
Contributes to final grade:  5% 
Sample: 
Sample hardcopy
for student 99999999. 
Link:  mathswork.nuigalway.ie/webwork2/1819MA284 
Tips: 

Assignment 3  
Deadline:  5pm, Friday, 2 Nov, 2018. (Open) 
Corresponds to:  Weeks 5 and 6. 
Contributes to final grade:  7% 
Sample: 
Sample hardcopy
for student 99999999. 
Link:  mathswork.nuigalway.ie/webwork2/1819MA284 
Assignment 4 (Graph Theory A)  
Opens:  Friday, 2 Nov, 2018. (open) 
Deadline:  5pm, Friday, 16 Nov, 2018. 
Corresponds to:  Weeks 79. 
Contributes to final grade:  8% 
Sample:  Sample hardcopy for student 99999999 
Link:  webwork.nuigalway.ie/webwork2/1819MA284 