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Discrete Structures

bachelor program

VO1 + PS1  WS 2022/2023  703069 + 703070

Caution: The information on this page is given under the assumption that the lecture and PS will be held in presence. Should COVID force us to hold the lecture and the PS virtually again, some of it may change significantly.

Lecturer

room consultation hours
VO + PS Manuel Eberl 3M12 Wednesday14:15 – 15:45
PS Cezary Kaliszyk 3M12 Wednesday12:15 – 13:45
PS Danielle McKenney by arrangement

Location

PS Thursday08:15 – 09:00 Group 1, Seminarraum 13 (English) Cezary Kaliszyk
Thursday09:15 – 10:00 Group 2, Seminarraum 13 (English) Cezary Kaliszyk
Thursday14:15 – 15:00 Group 3, Seminarraum 12 (German) Manuel Eberl
Thursday15:15 – 16:00 Group 4, Seminarraum 12 (German) Manuel Eberl
Thursday16:15 – 17:00 Group 5, Hörsaal 10 (German) Danielle McKenney
Thursday17:15 – 18:00 Group 6, Hörsaal 10 (German) Danielle McKenney
VO Friday08:15 – 10:00 Hörsaal D (English) Manuel Eberl

Start of lectures on Friday, 7 October. Start of the proseminars on Thursday, 13 October. Please register online.

The lectures will be live-streamed and recordings are available. However, technical problems may cause the stream and the recordings to not be available for some lectures, or recordings may only be available with some delay.

Lecture and proseminar grades

Exam for the lecture

Check the dates and locations of the three exams on the Schedule page.

Algorithm for computing proseminar grades

The grade for the proseminar will be based on the following two factors

Every week there will be 3 exercises (and potentially some bonus exercises) that will be discussed in the PS. You will have to indicate (via a tick list in OLAT) which exercises you have worked on by midnight (CET) before the PS. As long as the PS is physical, you do not need to hand in the solutions, but do bring them with you to the PS. Your grade will be determined by the best 10 (out of the scheduled 13) exercise sheets. To pass the PS (i.e. achieve a mark no worse than 4), at least 50% of the exercises must have been ticked.

To elaborate on this: there are 3 regular (i.e. non-bonus) exercises on each of your 10 best sheets. Thus you need at least 15 exercises (including any bonus exercises) in order to pass. Recall that exercises ticked in weeks where you are absent from the PS without a valid excuse will not count.

Ticking exercises

Every week before the PS, you have to indicate which exercises you worked on. This is done by ticking the corresponding boxes in OLAT. The rule of thumb is that you may tick an exercise if you have made a serious attempt at at least half of the sub-exercises of that exercise (rounded up). Here, ‘serious attempt’ means that there is something you could present in the PS. It does not have to be complete, it does not have to be correct, but it should convice your PS instructor that you have really put in a serious amount of effort. In particular, you should at the very least be able to articulate what you did and why you got stuck.

Note that there is also a forum in OLAT where you can ask questions if anything about the homework is unclear or there is some part of the lecture material that you do not understand.

Grade key

Percentage≥90≥75≥60≥50<50
GradeSehr Gut (1)Gut (2)Befriedigend (3)Genügend (4)Nicht Genügend (5)

Absence from the PS

PS participation is mandatory. Being absent from the PSs more than twice without a valid excuse (e.g. illness, important appointments) results in failing the PS. Excuses must be given to the PS instructor before the start of the corresponding PS. An absence without excuse leads to 0 points for that week's sheet. In event of an absence with a valid excuse, the points can still be awarded if you submit your work to the PS instructor before the PS (e.g. as a scan via email).

Final remarks

Note that the exercise sheets are for your benefit. Every exercise you work on increases the chance that you will do well in the exam. It is tempting to only do the minimum amount of work required to pass the PS, but we can assure you that it is in your own interest to at least make a serious attempt at every exercise.