Back to Mathematical Thinking in Computer Science

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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 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....

Mar 26, 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 02, 2020

I loved this course! So many interesting things to think about, thoughtfully explained by brilliant instructors. The puzzles really get you thinking. Such genius to put them before the lectures!

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By Tuan N

•May 31, 2020

The puzzles are fun, the instructors are good but the assignments quite easy.

By Odumosu B

•May 22, 2020

Love the course, ain't good at maths, but this course simplifies mathemactics

By Yang G

•Apr 03, 2020

Teachers are great. Except the server for external tool shut down for 2 days.

By Eduardo Z

•Sep 18, 2018

The course is well structured, and made interesting with interactive puzzles.

By Kuldeep K

•Apr 14, 2020

Thanks a lot for creating such a wonderful course. I learnt a lot this week.

By SOURAV M

•May 28, 2018

Very nice course. Please include more puzzles and programming assignments.

By Sanchit K

•Jul 15, 2019

A very very fun course with interesting puzzles and engaging quizzes.

By Carlos M B B

•Dec 10, 2017

I hope this course could show me the basics of discrete mathematics.

By satish k

•Dec 14, 2019

Awesome course. I have learned lots of things from this course,

By Robert Y H

•Nov 26, 2017

Was a nice course, gave a very good overview of logical proofs.

By Rishabh P

•May 29, 2020

best course to learn logics,

And our instructors are also best.

By Konstantin S

•May 04, 2019

Thanks a lot to the team of the course! It was really amazing.

By anum

•Mar 24, 2020

An excellent course to master the mathematical proof reading

By Mughees S

•Jan 07, 2020

Great course for creating foundation in discrete mathematics

By Shikhar B

•Jan 08, 2019

this course is nice and specially the puzzles and questions

By Gustavo K

•Nov 19, 2017

Perfectly explained. I very much enjoy leaning by examples.

By Vandana S

•Apr 19, 2020

It was a very nice and simple course. Explained very well.

By Xiaoyuan C

•Dec 22, 2017

A very interesting introduction to discrete mathematics.

By Ryan G H

•Jan 25, 2020

Great Course. It was a lot of fun and I learned a lot.

By Gibran E C

•Jan 02, 2018

Awesome course. You'll need some basic python for it.

By Stefan D

•Nov 03, 2017

Fun introduction to proofs and logical thinking

By idan b

•Oct 05, 2017

its very clear to step 1 of starting

By Yash

•Jan 04, 2020

wonderful course improved my skills a lot

By MARIN, M A (

•Mar 14, 2020

Puzzle activities are very fun to do. :)

By NITIN K

•Mar 08, 2020

It was great. I learnt a lot of things.

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