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CS 245: Logic and Computation — Fall 2016

David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

This page does not apply to section LEC007, taught by Prabhakar Ragde.


Piazza for announcements and questions.

Learn for marks and assignment solutions.

Time and Place


All lectures are Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Section Time Room Instructor
LEC 003 8:30-9:50TTh MC 1056 Collin Roberts
LEC 004 10:00-11:20TTh MC 2038 Collin Roberts
LEC 005 10:00-11:20TTh RCH 112 Kevin Lanctot
LEC 002 11:30-12:50TTh RCH 307 Kevin Lanctot
LEC 006 11:30-12:50TTh PHY 150 Jonathan Buss
LEC 001 2:30-3:50TTh RCH 305 Jonathan Buss

If you wish to register or to change sections, either use Quest or contact a CS advisor (not a Math advisor). The instructors cannot help with registration issues.

To contact your instructor about other matters, see below.


All tutorials are on Fridays. See your Quest schedule. The first tutorial (Sept. 9) will review important material from your MATH courses. The following dates will not have tutorials.

Contact Information

Times subject to change.

Tutorial Center Hours

General questions concerning course material. Coming prepared will help you get more out of the dicsussion.
Days and times to be arranged

Instructors' Office Hours

(For general administration, including illness notes, see the Support Coordinator.)

Instructor Time Room Email
Jonathan Buss Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:30pm DC 3353 jfbuss
Kevin Lanctot tba tba klanctot
Collin Roberts tba fba cd2roberts

If the times above don't suit you, send an email.

Support Coordinator (administration)

See the Support Coordinator—Ahmed Hajyasien, MC 4012—regarding Do not submit requests for changes of section to the Support Coordinator (nor to an instructor). If Quest does not allow you to make a change yourself, contact a
CS advisor (not a Math advisor).

Course Work

Grading summary:

Exception: you must pass the exams (by weighted average) in order to pass the course.

The work you hand in must be your own. Acknowledge any sources you have used. You may discuss the assignment questions verbally with others, but you should come away from these discussions with no written or electronic records. Write your solutions in your own words, from your own head.


The main course textbook is
Huth and Ryan, Logic in Computer Science: Modelling and reasoning about systems, 2nd ed., Cambridge University Press, 2004.
For other materials, see the references page.

Note for students with disabilities

UW's AccessAbility Services office (AAS), located in Needles Hall, Room 1401, collaborates with all academic departments to arrange appropriate accommodations for students with disabilities without compromising the academic integrity of the curriculum. If you require academic accommodations to lessen the impact of your disability, please register with the AAS at the beginning of each academic term.

Academic Policies

This course adheres to the UW Senate's statement of academic integrity, specifically:

Academic Integrity

In order to maintain a culture of academic integrity, members of the University of Waterloo community are expected to promote honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility. All members of the UW community are expected to hold to the highest standard of academic integrity in their studies, teaching, and research.

The Office of Academic Integrity's website contains detailed information on UW policy for students and faculty. This site explains why academic integrity is important and how students can avoid academic misconduct. It also identifies resources available on campus for students and faculty to help achieve academic integrity in—and out of—the classroom.


A student who believes that a decision affecting some aspect of his/her university life has been unfair or unreasonable may have grounds for initiating a grievance. Read Policy 70-Student Petitions and Grievances, Section 4.


A student is expected to know what constitutes academic integrity, to avoid committing academic offenses, and to take responsibility for his/her actions. A student who is unsure whether an action constitutes an offense, or who needs help in learning how to avoid offenses (e.g., plagiarism, cheating) or about rules for group work/collaboration should seek guidance from the course professor, academic advisor, or the Undergraduate Associate Dean. When misconduct has been found to have occurred, disciplinary penalties will be imposed under Policy 71—Student Discipline. For information on categories of offenses and types of penalties, students should refer to Policy 71—Student Discipline.

Avoiding Academic Offenses

For information on commonly misunderstood academic offenses and how to avoid them, students should refer to the Faculty of Mathematics Cheating and Student Academic Discipline Guidelines.


A student may appeal the finding and/or penalty in a decision made under Policy 70—Student Petitions and Grievances (other than regarding a petition) or Policy 71—Student Discipline if a ground for an appeal can be established. Read Policy 72—Student Appeals.