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....

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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 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 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

By Gustavo K

•Nov 19, 2017

Perfectly explained. I very much enjoy leaning by examples.

By Gary M

•Aug 15, 2020

Very enjoyable course - I learnt a lot taking this course.

By Mir H

•Jun 20, 2020

this course is very good to learn new tricks and concepts.

By Vandana S

•Apr 19, 2020

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

By Aryan R

•Jul 21, 2020

Awesome course if you wanna learn about proofs and logic

By Xiaoyuan C

•Dec 21, 2017

A very interesting introduction to discrete mathematics.

By Yugesh K

•Sep 11, 2020

A course on Discrete Mathematics can't get any better!!

By Kiran K K

•Jul 19, 2020

skills learned induction, mathematical logic... in few.

By Greg H

•Jan 24, 2020

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

By Aruneema D

•Sep 26, 2020

Really Nice! I would like to do more courses like this

By Wonder K G

•Aug 29, 2020

This is very interesting.. my head is about to explode

By Fahmida B

•Jun 23, 2020

Its e great experience. I Learn every topic clearly.

By Gibran E C

•Jan 2, 2018

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

By Robin D

•May 7, 2021

Very fun course, loved the interactive assignments.

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