Who?  :  Nivedita Bhaskhar  
Come again?  :  Call me N  
What?  :  MATH 61, Discrete structures (Lecture I)  
When?  :  Lectures on MWF 10:0010:50 A.M  
Where?  :  HUMANTS A51  
What about discussion sessions and TAs?  :  The following table lists the details of your discussion sessions and TAs. The office hours of the TAs will be announced by them in their classes.


Which book do we follow?  :  R. Johnsonbaugh, Discrete Mathematics 7th Edition, PrenticeHall  
What I have other questions?  :  We will be using Piazza's discussion forums. So please post all your questions, mathematical/logistical unless the questions are confidential  
Where is the class Piazza page?  :  We are at https://piazza.com/ucla/winter2017/math611/home  
Can I email you nevertheless?  :  Yes. My id is nbhaskh AT math DOT ucla DOT edu (But please send short emails and not essays)  
Do you check email at odd hours?  :  Yes, on MWF. Emails sent on Tue/Thu/weekends will probably get a delayed response  
I don't. Can I drop by your office instead?  :  Yes, but I may not be around all the time  
You'll be there sometime, right?  :  Mon 34 PM and Wed 1112 noon  
Where is your office?  :  MS 6310 
Induction, sets, functions, relations, recurrences, graphs and lots of counting (in multiple ways)
Scheme I  Scheme II  
Homework  15 %  15 % 
Midterm I & II  25 % each  30 % (best of two) 
Final  35 %  55 % 
A homework set will be assigned to you each Wednesday at the beginning of class which will be due exactly one week later (i.e. by the next Wednesday, 10:00 AM). It will consist of practice problems (which will not count towards the grade) and mandatory problems (which will count towards the grade). Amongst the mandatory problems, selected problems chosen by the instructor will be graded. Late submissions will not be accepted and you will get a score of zero for such work. However the lowest two homework scores will be dropped while calculating your grade.
Your name must be clearly displayed in the top right corner and be stapled if there are multiple pages. If your TA has difficulty in reading your answers, he/she will give you a score of zero, so please ensure you write legibly and neatly. You can work together (in groups of less than five), but please write up the solutions on your own. Also indicate the members in your homework group.
If you feel that a mistake was made in grading your homework or that these scores have been incorrectly inputted into MyUCLA, bring it to the attention of your TAs within 14 days of the due date of the homework. If you feel that a mistake was made in grading your exams or that your exam scores have been incorrectly inputted into MyUCLA, please ask me (not your TA!) within 14 days of the exam date.
Any complaints received later will not be considered. Be aware that a regrade means that your test will be graded from scratch, and it is entirely possible that you will receive a lower score than originally given, if I decide that the original grade was too high.
To sign up, please follow the link  https://piazza.com/ucla/winter2017/math611.
You are encouraged to use the discussion forum in Piazza to ask both the mathematical and admin questions. This avoids repeat questions and will probably get quicker responses. Try not to email me unless you feel the question is confidential and requires a nonpublic answer. While asking math questions, ensure you are including all the relevant information in the question. (For instance, do not simply refer to Question X in HW Y but state what the problem is)
Midterm I  Jan 30  10:0010:50 A.M 
Midterm II  Feb 27  10:0010:50 A.M 
Final  March 20  11:30 A.M2:30 P.M 