6.042 Mathematics for Computer Science


Class Info

Elementary discrete mathematics for computer science and engineering. Emphasis on mathematical definitions and proofs as well as on applicable methods. Topics include formal logic notation, proof methods; induction, well-ordering; sets, relations; elementary graph theory; asymptotic notation and growth of functions; permutations and combinations, counting principles; discrete probability. Further selected topics include recursive definition and structural induction, state machines and invariants, integer congruences, recurrences, generating functions.

This class has 18.01 as a prerequisite.

6.042 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by F. T. Leighton, A. R. Meyer and A. Moitra.

Lecture occurs 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 26-100.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information at the MIT 6.042 Spring 2016 site or on the 6.042 Stellar site.

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