The Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities is looking for a Volunteer Notetaker for this class. The criteria for being a Volunteer Notetaker include:

- Attending all assigned classes
- Taking complete and legible notes
- Typing up lecture notes and submitting them electronically within 48-hours after each Class (handwritten notes can be scanned at the Notetaking Office)
- Maintaining confidentiality

Incentives include:
- A Co-Curricular Record (CCR) which recognizes student involvement on campus and is an official university document that can be printed through Carleton Central to present to potential employers. The CCR can be applied for at the end of each term through Carleton Central.
- A letter of appreciation that outlines the course(s) and duties that are performed by volunteer notetakers. An email will be sent outlining when a letter of appreciation can be requested directly from the PMC

Interested students should email the volunteer notetaking coordinator ( or stop by the Notetaking Office located in 501 University Centre (Paul Menton Centre).

Thank You.

Discrete Structures II (COMP 2804)
Winter 2015

Instructor: Michiel Smid
Office: Herzberg Building 5125C
E-mail: michiel(
Lectures: Tuesday/Thursday, 1:05-2:25pm, Azrieli Theatre 101
Office hours: Tuesday, 9-11am
Teaching assistants:
Course objectives: A second course that is designed to give students a basic understanding of Discrete Mathematics and its role in Computer Science. Computers handle discrete data rather than continuous data. The course presents an overview of some of the major theoretical concepts needed to analyze this type of data.
Topics covered include: Counting, sequences and sums, discrete probability, basic statistics, recurrence relations, randomized algorithms. Material is illustrated through examples from computing.
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Tentative schedule (based on fall 2014 term):

Undergraduate Academic Advisor:

The undergraduate advisor for the School of Computer Science is available in Room 5302C HP, by telephone at 520-2600, ext. 4364 or by email at The advisor can assist with information about prerequisites and preclusions, course substitutions/equivalencies, understanding your academic audit and the remaining requirements for graduation. The undergraduate advisor will also refer students to appropriate resources such as the Science Student Success Centre, Learning Support Services and the Writing Tutorial Services.
University Policies:

Student Academic Integrity Policy: Every student should be familiar with the Carleton University student academic integrity policy. A student found in violation of academic integrity standards may be awarded penalties which range from a reprimand to receiving a grade of F in the course or even being expelled from the program or University. Some examples of offences are: plagiarism and unauthorized co-operation or collaboration. Information on this policy may be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.

Plagiarism: As defined by Senate, "plagiarism is presenting, whether intentional or not, the ideas, expression of ideas or work of others as one's own". Such reported offences will be reviewed by the office of the Dean.

Unauthorized Co-operation or Collaboration:
Equity Statements:

You may need special arrangements to meet your academic obligations during the term. For an accommodation request the processes are as follows:

Pregnancy obligation: write to me with any requests for academic accommodation during the first two weeks of class, or as soon as possible after the need for accommodation is known to exist. For more details visit the Equity Services website:

Religious obligation: write to me with any requests for academic accommodation during the first two weeks of class, or as soon as possible after the need for accommodation is known to exist. For more details visit the Equity Services website:

Academic Accommodations for Students with Disabilities: The Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities (PMC) provides services to students with Learning Disabilities (LD), psychiatric/mental health disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), chronic medical conditions, and impairments in mobility, hearing, and vision. If you have a disability requiring academic accommodations in this course, please contact PMC at 613-520-6608 or for a formal evaluation. If you are already registered with the PMC, contact your PMC coordinator to send me your Letter of Accommodation at the beginning of the term, and no later than two weeks before the first in-class scheduled test or exam requiring accommodation (if applicable). After requesting accommodation from PMC, meet with me to ensure accommodation arrangements are made. Please consult the PMC website for the deadline to request accommodations for the formally-scheduled exam (if applicable) at You can visit the Equity Services website to view the policies and to obtain more detailed information on academic accommodation at

Medical Certificate: The following is a link to the official medical certificate accepted by Carleton University for the deferral of final examinations or assignments in undergraduate courses. To access the form, please go to