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

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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 Math is needed to see mathematical structures in the object you work with, and understand their properties. This ability is important for software engineers, data scientists, security and financial analysts (it is not a coincidence that math puzzles are often used for interviews). We cover the basic notions and results (combinatorics, graphs, probability, number theory) that are universally needed. To deliver techniques and ideas in discrete mathematics to the learner we extensively use interactive puzzles specially created for this specialization. To bring the learners experience closer to IT-applications we incorporate programming examples, problems and projects in our courses....
Introduction to Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science

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