Discrete Structures
CS 1800 Fall 2017


College of Computer and Information Science
Northeastern University

This course introduces the mathematical structures and methods that form the foundation of computer science. The material will be motivated by applications from computer science. Students will learn: (1) speciļ¬c skills, e.g., binary and modular arithmetic, set notation, sequences, lists, trees, and graphs, etc.; (2) general knowledge, e.g., counting, proof, and analysis techniques needed to estimate the size of sets, the growth of functions, and the space-time complexity of algorithms; and (3) how to think, e.g., general problem solving techniques.

The main prerequisite for this course is a firm knowledge of high-school algebra.

Though CS 2500, Fundamentals of Computer Science 1, is not a pre-requisite for this course, we will refer to topics that are covered in that course.


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