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?

This course is part of the Introduction to Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science Specialization

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## About this Course

## Skills you will gain

- Mathematical Induction
- Proof Theory
- Discrete Mathematics
- Mathematical Logic

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## Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

**3 hours to complete**

### Making Convincing Arguments

**3 hours to complete**

**8 hours to complete**

### How to Find an Example?

**8 hours to complete**

**6 hours to complete**

### Recursion and Induction

**6 hours to complete**

**5 hours to complete**

### Logic

**5 hours to complete**

## Reviews

- 5 stars63.93%
- 4 stars24.12%
- 3 stars7.06%
- 2 stars1.94%
- 1 star2.93%

### TOP REVIEWS FROM MATHEMATICAL THINKING IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

though i stuck somewhere but mentors was always there to assist you. really found this course interesting and very helpful. solved so much of tricky puzzles, Good course

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!

I applaud the instructors for their efforts in explaining the concepts as they could be abstract and hard to explain in words! More examples to illustrate the concepts will be even more helpful!

Course was good, but sometimes i needed additional sources to understand topic better. Maybe, it was because of my english. Anyway it gave me a path what i should look for! Thank you!

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