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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.

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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 Sourav M

May 28, 2018

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

By Oscar Y G

Feb 23, 2022

Great Course it was really didactic even though the topics make you think

By Guo F

Jul 31, 2020

Very well designed course! Looking forward to the update to the course!

By Aayush K S

Jul 4, 2020

It's well organized course for a beginner. I really enjoyed the course.

By Manikant R

Jun 10, 2020

Very awesome course I have ever done, a lot of assignments and puzzles.

By Fernando T

Jun 8, 2021

Curso é excelente, contém materiais diversos e estimula o raciocínio.

By Carlo D

Dec 20, 2020

A very good collection of clearly presented logical thinking problems.

By Ananya T

Jul 11, 2020

Amazing.Tons Of Exercises To Challenge You And It Makes It Fun As Well

By Sanchit K

Jul 15, 2019

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

By Bharath k R

Dec 23, 2021

one of the best problem solving courses i have taken up on coursera

By Carlos B

Dec 10, 2017

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

By Fatin S

Mar 23, 2021

Such a nice course. Standard materials with great explainations.

By Robert C Y j

Jan 23, 2021

it was challenging and tough but very well instructors and help.

By ARYAN G

Sep 23, 2020

it was good doing this course. Helped a lot to learn new topics

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 4, 2019

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

By Tanvir M T

Sep 27, 2020

Great course! Very difficult but helpful at the same time :)

By Ayrton C A d A

Sep 4, 2020

Incredible course, I learned a lot of content I didn't know!

By Dr R L

Apr 22, 2020

Good content but little problem phase in python programming

By anum

Mar 23, 2020

An excellent course to master the mathematical proof reading

By Mughees S

Jan 7, 2020

Great course for creating foundation in discrete mathematics

By VASUBHAI M

Aug 4, 2020

Nice and Difficult puzzles it's quite interesting subjects.

By Shikhar B

Jan 8, 2019

this course is nice and specially the puzzles and questions