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MA238A: Discrete Mathematics (Fall 2017)

Calendar Description

Basic graph theory, Euler circuits and Hamilton cycles in graphs, planar graphs, graph colouring, trees, relations, partial orders, introduction to counting, recurrence relations, inclusion-exclusion.


MA121 and an additional 0.5 MA credit.


Professor Kathie Cameron (PhD)
Office location: LH3041 (Lazaridis Hall)
Office hours: Tuesday 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. and Thursday 10:30 a.m. - noon. Other times by appointment or chance.
Email: kcameron@wlu.ca
Telephone: x2651


Tuesday and Thursday 2:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m., BA202 (Bricker Academic Building)


Kenneth H. Rosen, Discrete Mathematics and its Applications, 7th Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2012.


No calculator is allowed on course tests or the final examination.


Materials related to this course and the full course outline will be posted on the MA238 MyLearningSpace website. You are responsible for checking here on a regular basis for important announcements.


A final mark out of 100 will be calculated as follows:

  • Quizzes: 16%
  • Midterm Test (Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.; Theatre Auditorium): 30%
  • Final Exam (2.5 hours, exact date, time and location to be announced): 54%

The final mark will be reported as a letter grade in accordance with the conversion table of the current undergraduate calendar.

This document is a summary of the course outline for MA238 and is provided for the convenience of students.