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Computer Science 20. All the Math you need for your Computer Sc ience courses t hat you won’t learn in your Math Courses. Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science. Some Topics. b. a. c. d. f. Formal logic ( p∨q ) ∧¬( p∧q ) Graphs and digraphs Probability Counting

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Computer science 20

Computer Science 20

All the Math you need for your Computer Science courses

that you won’t learn in your Math Courses

Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science


Some topics

Some Topics

b

a

c

d

f

Formal logic (p∨q) ∧¬(p∧q)

Graphs and digraphs

Probability

Counting

Number theory p ≡ qr (mod m)

… see the “placement test” on the web site


Skills

Skills!!!

  • How to do proofs

    • By contradiction

    • By induction

  • How to read and write mathematics

    • And typeset!

  • How to collaborate

  • How to present clearly and persuasively


3 principles of course philosophy

3 Principles of Course Philosophy

Learning, not competing

Learn by doing, not by listening

Many small bites


Typical class day

Typical Class Day

  • Before class:

    • Reading and check-in problems (30-60 mins)

  • In class

    • Mini-lecture (10-20 mins)

    • Collaborative problem solving in groups of 4 (30-40 mins)

  • After class and before next class

    • Homework (60-90 mins)

  • So class week =

    • 3 hours class time

    • ≤ 7.5 hours out-of-class time

  • Most readings from MIT course notes


Requirements

Requirements

  • Attendance is mandatory!

    • See “Course policies” for details

    • Official/emergency absences ⇒ email [email protected]

    • Class begins at 10:10 sharp

    • Homework boxes removed at 10:15, no late submissions

  • 2 hour exams

  • 3-hour final during exam period


Tentative grading mix

Tentative Grading Mix

Homework35%

Midterms (2)30%

Final exam25%

Check-in questions10%

(Poor attendance: Exclusion or failure)


Support and resources

Support and Resources

  • Web site

    • Where schedule, HWs, slides, etc. are posted

  • TFs

    • See calendar on web site for office hours

  • Volunteers

  • Piazza (after study card day)

  • Tool for answering check-in questions (see course home page and get an account!)

  • Reading assignments and check-in questions are on the check-in tool


And now the course in action

And now – the course in action!


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