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Approx. 13 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Vietnamese
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Beginner Level
Approx. 13 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Vietnamese

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University of California San Diego

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National Research University Higher School of Economics

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

5 hours to complete

Traveling Salesman Problem

5 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 43 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
4 videos
Shortest Common Superstring Problem10m
Brute Force Search11m
Nearest Neighbor8m
1 reading
Additional Materials10m
4 practice exercises
Cycle Weight20m
Brute Force Algorithm30m
Average Weight30m
Nearest Neighbors30m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Exact Algorithms

4 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 49 min)
4 videos
Dynamic Programming: Main Ideas9m
Dynamic Programming: Representing Subsets10m
Dynamic Programming: Code13m
2 practice exercises
Branch and Bound1h
Dynamic Programming1h
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Approximation Algorithms

5 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 20 min)
2 videos
Local Search8m
1 practice exercise
2-Approximation2h 2m

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About the Introduction to Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science Specialization

Discrete Mathematics is the language of Computer Science. One needs to be fluent in it to work in many fields including data science, machine learning, and software engineering (it is not a coincidence that math puzzles are often used for interviews). We introduce you to this language through a fun try-this-before-we-explain-everything approach: first you solve many interactive puzzles that are carefully designed specifically for this online specialization, and then we explain how to solve the puzzles, and introduce important ideas along the way. We believe that this way, you will get a deeper understanding and will better appreciate the beauty of the underlying ideas (not to mention the self confidence that you gain if you invent these ideas on your own!). To bring your experience closer to IT-applications, we incorporate programming examples, problems, and projects in the specialization....
Introduction to Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science

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