CS70 - Discrete Math for Computer Science
Section 103, F2-3
TA: Alex Fabrikant

Email: alexf * at * cs.berkeley.edu
Office hours: 511 Soda, Monday 3-4, and by appointment (email me)

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04/24 For the rest of the semester, I'll be running an extra, non-required "supplementary section" on Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6:30. See below for details.
03/02 Thanks for all your suggestions from the mini-survey on HW5. Since several of you asked for the section notes to be available beforehand, I will try to post the notes here by 1pm every Friday (an hour before section). Sec. 7 notes are now up.
01/29 If you left behind a bike helmet in Friday's CS70 section, email me (or come by my office hours today) to pick it up. If I don't hear anything by Wednesday or so, I'll turn it in to the campus lost-and-found.
01/29 Per request, the full solution to exercise 10 (the strong-induction problem) from last week's section is now posted: [ PS | PDF ]
01/29 Let me know if you haven't received any email from me and plan to attend my sections this semester. Conversely, also let me know if you have received email from me, and no longer plan to come to my section. (The contrapositives are left as an exercise to the reader =))

Section notes

Supplementary section

Main idea: An optional meeting to provide extra support in CS70 to people who think they could use it.
When: Wednesdays, 4:30pm-6pm. Feel free to come for only part of it. April 25 and until the end of the semester (3 meetings)
Where: 320 Soda (might change after first week; check the website)
Format: Something like a mix between discussion and office hours. I won't prepare specific practice problems, and will expect at least some of you to come with questions. However, questions will be discussed together or at least in large-ish groups.
  1. No questions about the current homework (save those for office hours).
  2. There's no such thing as a stupid question. Really. If a classmate asks a question you can easily answer, volunteer to explain it, but without comments about how trivial you think it is. Same goes for the normal section.
  3. There's no such thing as a redundant question. If you didn't understand an explanation, speak up, and we'll go over it again. Same goes for the normal section.
  4. There's no such thing as an outdated question. If you want a clearer explanation of something from week 2 of the course, feel free to ask.
  5. There is occasionally such a thing as a stupid TA (as has been demonstrated more than a few times in section). If there's a question I don't think I can answer without spending a lot of time thinking about, I'll write it down and come back with an answer later on (OH or next week).
  6. The timing is set up to minimize the number of people who can't come at all. Feel free to come for only part of it, though try to sit closer to the door if you need to leave early. If you're busy all the way until 6, I'll hang around until 6:10 and there's enough demand to keep going, I'll keep going.

Some sample questions (other questions also welcome)

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