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MA238A: Discrete Mathematics (Fall 2018)

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 Angèle Hamel (PhD)
Office location: LH3051 (Lazaridis Hall)
Office hours: Thursday 2 p.m. - 3 p.m., or by appointment (except on Thursday, Sept 20 - moved to Monday, Sept. 24 from 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.)
E: ahamel@wlu.ca
Telephone: x2984


Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 p.m. - 6:50 p.m. in LH1010 (Lazaridis Hall)


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


Students may only use the approved scientific calculator, Casio FX-300MS Plus, on course tests and the final examination. No other calculator is allowed.


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: 20%
  • Midterm Test (Monday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m. - 8:20 p.m. in LH3094): 30%
  • Final Exam (2.5 hours, exact date, time and location to be announced): 50%

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.