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About the Course

Mathematical thinking is crucial in all areas of computer science: algorithms, bioinformatics, computer graphics, data science, machine learning, etc. In this course, we will learn the most important tools used in discrete mathematics: induction, recursion, logic, invariants, examples, optimality. We will use these tools to answer typical programming questions like: How can we be certain a solution exists? Am I sure my program computes the optimal answer? Do each of these objects meet the given requirements? In the online course, we use a try-this-before-we-explain-everything approach: you will be solving many interactive (and mobile friendly) puzzles that were carefully designed to allow you to invent many of the important ideas and concepts yourself. Prerequisites: 1. We assume only basic math (e.g., we expect you to know what is a square or how to add fractions), common sense and curiosity. 2. Basic programming knowledge is necessary as some quizzes require programming in Python....

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Mar 25, 2019

The teachers are informative and good. They explain the topic in a way that we can easily understand. The slides provide all the information that is needed. The external tools are fun and informative.


Feb 27, 2021

It is a great course! teachers explain everything with care. While providing lectures there are some popup ques that verify whether you understood that lecture or not. Overall, a great experience.

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By manish k

Mar 28, 2018

Love the teaching style.

By Sriram N

Jul 13, 2020

very clear explanations

By Anindya B

Jun 22, 2020

It is the best course.

By Foyz A R

Aug 4, 2020

handsome presentation

By Carlo I

Mar 23, 2020

Challenging problems!

By EL-Sayed H E a

Jan 24, 2021

It is a great course

By Shaikh F R

Jun 19, 2020

Explained very well.

By Gorap K

Jun 16, 2020

Best exprience wver

By SAI V R M 2

Dec 28, 2021

It was interesting

By 18Y049 S

Aug 16, 2020

interesting course

By Juana F R

Oct 29, 2021

Good explanations

By Castellanos L A

Sep 6, 2020

excellent course!

By Ajit B

Oct 13, 2017

Excellent course!

By Muhammad B

Jan 21, 2022

very informative

By Jenin K

Aug 14, 2021

very informative

By Kumarankandath A D

Aug 17, 2020

love the puzzles

By Aneeketdaswani

Jun 16, 2020

beautiful course

By Xavier

Jul 21, 2019

excellent course

By Preetam K S

Jul 20, 2020

Amazing Course!

By Charles P J

Apr 6, 2020

Very enjoyable!

By Kaustubh M

Feb 18, 2022

it was awesome

By Ethan K R

Apr 30, 2021

Awesome Course

By Adolfo S R B

Dec 31, 2020

Muy buen curso


Jul 11, 2020

thanks so much

By Snehal P

Jul 1, 2020

Just Excellent