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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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AD
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.

AM
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 VISHAL S

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 Ethan K R

Apr 30, 2021

Awesome Course

By Adolfo S R B

Dec 31, 2020

Muy buen curso

By MOHAMED G A E

Jul 11, 2020

thanks so much

By Snehal P

Jul 1, 2020

Just Excellent

By ASHTON N

Jun 8, 2020

Amazing course

By SYED S

Dec 29, 2020

cool and best

By Zhe Y

Jul 21, 2018

learned a lot

By GAUTAM R G

Sep 10, 2021

very helpful

By Nguyen D T (

Aug 11, 2021

g​ood course

By Yuhua Y

Oct 9, 2017

nice course

By Long C

Nov 14, 2021

v​ery good

By Afnan A

Aug 15, 2020

Thank you!

By venus v

May 31, 2018

wonderfull

By Luis J

Oct 3, 2021

Excellent

By CS M L

Jan 26, 2021

excellent

By Raymond B S

Dec 22, 2020

Thank you

By GADAMSETTI V M G

Nov 22, 2020

Excellent

By 121910307050 M L J

Oct 22, 2020

GOOD GOOD

By pavankumar p

Sep 9, 2020

excellent