This course introduces students to math concepts that form the backbone of the majority of computer science. Topics covered include sets, functions, permutations and combinations, discrete probability, expectation, mathematical induction, and graph theory. The goal of the course is to ensure that students are comfortable enough with the math required for most of the CIS electives.
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592 is commonly taken with 591 during the first semester of the MCIT program. The assignments are appropriately challenging but allow the student enough time to fully absorb the information, thus solidifying knowledge of concepts such as mathematical proof techniques, finite probability, and graph theory. Average Hours Per Week: 10
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Richard Forman · May 3, 2021 at 5:12 PM
Focus on homeworks and recitations to develop a strong appreciation for the material that the Professors expects you to understand.
Jen Macklin · December 1, 2020 at 7:03 PM
I spent 15-20 hours weekly on this class and have no background in advanced math topics. I used the following open source textbook as a supplemental resource: http://discrete.openmathbooks.org/dmoi3.html
Evan · December 1, 2020 at 11:33 AM
Folks who don’t have a strong math background may find that this course takes 5 to 10 hours more per week than the stated average. The material and videos are dense and often require external sources (such as those listed along with a few others) to grasp the concepts.