MA 240 Course Description

MA240 DISCRETE MATHEMATICS (4 cr.)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Prerequisite: CS120 and MA103 or equivalent.

Offered: Fall

This course covers the mathematical foundations of computer science. The goal is to make students comfortable with formal systems, data structures, abstract models, and analysis of problems and algorithms, so that they can apply these intellectual tools in later CS courses.

Topics covered can include propositional and predicate logic, sets, binary numbers, proof techniques, graph theory, permutations, combinations, models of computation, automata theory, regular expressions, and the use of logic for circuit design.

Objectives

Learn, and become comfortable with, the range of discrete mathematical structures that are fundamental to the further study and application of computation. Acquire the conceptual tools for modeling real-world situations as abstract problems amenable to computational solution