CS 245: Logic and Computation (Winter 2021)

David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

Time and Place


section location instructor
LEC 041 online Shai Ben-David (shai@uwaterloo.ca)
LEC 042 online Shai Ben-David

Course meetings will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., Waterloo local time, using Microsoft Teams.

If you wish to register or to change sections, either use Quest or contact a computer science advisor (not a mathematics advisor). The course staff cannot help with registration issues.


Tutorials will take place on Fridays, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., using Teams.

Office Hours

name time
Pablo Millan Arias Monday, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.


Contact the course coordinator regarding issues with the course; including the missing of course deliverables due to illness, regradings of course deliverables, and questions about LEARN, Crowdmark, Piazza, or Teams: ddvorski@uwaterloo.ca. Do not submit requests for changes of section to the coordinator, nor the instructor — if you are not able to make the request yourself through Quest, please contact a computer science advisor.

Grading Scheme

quizzes 5%
assignments 40%
mid-term assessment 20%
final assessment 35%



The course will use the following resources:

In addition to these, students may reference:

Please note that the notation and terminology in the Zhongwan textbook may differ than what is used in the video lectures, slides, and notes. Also note that these books do not cover all the material presented in the course, and is meant mainly for definitions, notation, and the sections on formal deduction.

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 Integrity and Students with Disabilities

Academic Integrity and Students with Disabilities

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 grounds for an appeal can be established. Read Policy 72—Student Appeals.