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 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.

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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 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 Ayrton C A d A

•Sep 04, 2020

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

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 Vasu M

•Aug 04, 2020

Nice and Difficult puzzles it's quite interesting subjects.

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 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 22, 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 Ryan G H

•Jan 25, 2020

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

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 02, 2018

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

By Harshitha

•Jun 14, 2020

An excellent course to brush up the fundamentals .

By Kundan s

•Sep 07, 2020

Thank you for such exceptionally precious course

By Myo T

•Jun 13, 2020

A great help to my study of mathematical proofs.

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