VU Diskrete Mathematik (Winter Term 2023)
Welcome to the web page of "VU Diskrete Mathematik".
This course consists of two parts: lectures and exercises.
Lectures
The lectures comprise a chapter on graph and a short chapter on topological methods. The chapter
on graph theory will be presented within another course of which the chapter is also part of. This
course takes place as follows:
 Tuesday 11:15h13:00h, EI 8
 Friday 9:15h11:00h, EI 5
As soon as the graph theory chapter is done (expected for October 27), the Tuesday and Friday
morning lectures for this course are over. The lectures conclude with the last unit on
 Friday, November 17, 12:15h14:00h, FH HS 7
There are no official lecture notes. However, two students who attended the
other course, which has its first part (graph theory) in common with the VU Diskrete Mathematik, took notes: Lecture Notes Discrete
Mathematics.
On this web page the exercise sheets for "VU Diskrete Mathematik" as well as any slides that are
presented in the lecture will be uploaded.
Exercises
The exercise sessions take place every Friday, 12:15h13:45h in lecture room FH HS 7. The dates
are October 13, 20 and 27, November 10 (two units, 12:1515:45, with a break), 24, and finally
December 1.
The exercises have to be prepared at home and in advance. For each problem you solved and you
think you can present the solution on the blackboard, tick the appropriate box in TUWEL before
8:00 a.m. the day of the respective exercise session.
Attendance to the exercise sessions is mandatory.
Examinations
There will be two written examinations which we call "test" and "final exam".
The test is a little quiz with problems of similar style as the exercises.
It will take place during the exercise session of November 24.
The final exam is on December 15, 12h14h, in lecture room FH HS 7. It lasts 100 minutes and contains exercises as well as theoretical questions. Note that participation in the exam is mandatory.
In case you fail at the final exam or do not show up, you have the opportunity to repeat it at
the end of the semester (date to be announced). If necessary up to two further dates for
repetitions will be provided in the summer term.
In case you fail four times, you will get the grade "failed" for the whole course. A better grade can
then only be obtained by repeating the whole course in the next winter term.
Slides presented in the lecture
Exercise sheets:
will be uploaed here.
 Exercise 1 (October 13):
Exercise Sheet
The TUWEL course will be opened on Oct 11, presumably during the afternoon.
 Exercise 2 (October 20):
Exercise Sheet
 Exercise 3 (October 27):
Exercise Sheet
 Exercise 4 (November 10):
Exercise Sheet
 Exercise 5 (November 10):
Exercise Sheet
 The last lecture takes place on November 17, 12:15h14:00h, FH HS 7. So there will be no exercise
sheet for that date.
 The quiz is taking place in the exercise unit from November 24. So there will be no exercise sheet
for that date.
 Exercise 6 (December 1):
Exercise Sheet

Recall: The final exam takes place on December 15, 12:00h14:00h, FH HS 7.
(12:00h! So, please be there in time!)
Modalities and Grading
Necessary conditions for passing:
a) score for exercises + presentations: 30/80. Note: a maximum of 60 points for the exercises and
20 points for your blackboard presentations is possible. Each exercise has the same weight and the
weights sum up to 60 points.
b) Test score: 6/20 (less than 6 can be compensated at the final exam).
c) Final exam score: 40/100 or 80/100 if the test score is less than 6.
d) Total score: 120/200
Grading scheme:
 0119: Failed
 120139: Sufficient
 140159: Satisfactory
 160179: Good
 180200: Very Good