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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 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 1, 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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Jul 5, 2020

course is very much useful

By Ameet K

Jun 15, 2020

It was very good experinece

By Kayra T

Nov 22, 2020

Good Course thanks a lot

By Rathsara R

Jun 22, 2020

This was simply awesome.

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 Shaikh F R

Jun 19, 2020

Explained very well.

By Gorap K

Jun 16, 2020

Best exprience wver

By 18Y049 S

Aug 16, 2020

interesting course

By Antonio C L

Sep 6, 2020

excellent course!

By Ajit C B

Oct 13, 2017

Excellent course!

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!


Jul 11, 2020

thanks so much

By Snehalkumar D P

Jul 1, 2020

Just Excellent


Jun 8, 2020

Amazing course

By Zhe Y

Jul 21, 2018

learned a lot

By Yuhua Y

Oct 9, 2017

nice course

By Afnan A

Aug 15, 2020

Thank you!