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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? In the course, we use a try-this-before-we-explain-everything approach: you will be solving many interactive (and mobile friendly) puzzles that were carefully designed to allow you to invent many of the important ideas and concepts yourself. Prerequisites: 1. We assume only basic math (e.g., we expect you to know what is a square or how to add fractions), common sense and curiosity. 2. Basic programming knowledge is necessary as some quizzes require programming in Python....

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25 de mar. de 2019

The teachers are informative and good. They explain the topic in a way that we can easily understand. The slides provide all the information that is needed. The external tools are fun and informative.

1 de feb. de 2020

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!

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por Saikat M

2 de ene. de 2018

Enjoyable and interesting...also easy to follow for people like me who have been out of college long time back.

por Ernest D

5 de ene. de 2019

this is a very nice course ,its has broaden my whole knowledge about maths

thanks to the creator of this course


12 de oct. de 2019

The course is very good at equipping the basic math concepts for computer science. I highly recommend it!

por Swarnava S

13 de jun. de 2019

Awesome course for beginners. It helped me alot to understand the logic and how to solve problems.

por Rafael D d L P

2 de ago. de 2018

Great introduction to mathematical thinking and how to apply it to computational problems.


24 de ene. de 2020

This was the one-stop that I'll never regret learning things again in a different manner.

por Mahavishnu R

7 de sep. de 2019

Puzzles are great. Seems Instructors put lots of efforts into it. Different approach !

por Jesse W

2 de may. de 2019

This course mostly consists of a set of loosely related under the umbrella of discrete mathematics. A lot of the exercises take the form of puzzles where you either have to solve the puzzle or determine whether a solution is impossible. The puzzles are fun and make for good brain exercise; however, I'm not sure if all of this has made me a better programmer. It's worth noting that most Computer Science degrees will require some form of discrete math coursework, so if you're considering CS and are worried about the math requirements, this Specialization would be good to try out.

por Anton M

4 de abr. de 2019

Great course with variety of different mathematical puzzles.

Two things can be improved:

1) It's not always obvious which global subject is discussed during the week and what is a connection with puzzles, some kind of review video at start of each week will be helpful.

2) Sometimes explanations not clear at all. I did watched some videos 2-3 times before completely understand what is going on. It will be great to have a rigours proof of theorems as supplementary reading material.

por Mike P

31 de ene. de 2019

I liked the course, and I enjoyed the math for sure. BUT, I think there were some sections that could have been explained more thoroughly and perhaps some videos that could have been shot again to be more clear. But whatever, I am very grateful to be able to learn this here :)

por Vladimir K

5 de feb. de 2018

While the material itself is important and very useful in general, the course, unfortunately, doesn't have enough practical material to help students to internalise it.

por Frederick H K K

21 de ene. de 2019

Some explanation are unclear or confusing.

por Md. Z M

26 de abr. de 2019

The course is taught by 3 instructors. This makes the experience strikingly unbalanced. The style of course delivery and explanation is very poor with one of the instructors, the one who took Week 1 and 6. The rest of the weeks were OK. The other two instructors were clear with their arguments. This course has a very different approach (do-it-yourself-before-expalnation-by-instructors), although it was mentioned clearly on the Course Info page. If you can make out yourself what strategy to apply for the interactive puzzles, then you are doing good. Otherwise, the puzzles will just be trial-and-error games for you. The instructors were kind enough to answer on the Discussion Forum, but do not expect much activity from your fellow learners as there might be very few people taking this course with you.

por jonathan c

19 de abr. de 2019

I stuck with this course for 4 weeks however i share the opinion of a few people on here...the course is very poorly explained.

The course requires basic maths and basic python however i feel it is asking a little more than that especially when it comes to programming the mathematical concepts the presenter discusses. Very little programming guidance is provided and no explanation is provided on the solution.

I feel there is better courses out there...and the course requirements are a little misleading

por Himanshu P M

7 de may. de 2020

This course is good for beginner.

rather than being complicated it will change the way you think.

one advice---- you should have knowledge of python basic to complete the assignment of this course

por Jonibek N

29 de abr. de 2020

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!

por Sanjay A

17 de sep. de 2017

I was waiting for such a great course on discrete Mathematics in coursera.

Thank you UC San Diego

por Dmytro N

5 de oct. de 2017

I like the course. Still some mistakes and bugs, but course is really interesting to pass. Thanks

por Putcha L N R

9 de jul. de 2019

An amazing course really!! The interactive fun assignments make it all the more interesting!! :D

por Eddy P

22 de sep. de 2018

There are many very interesting cases in this course! I will definitely recommend it to others!

por Andrew M

26 de oct. de 2017

A great introductory course and well organized. You can feel that professor loves mathematics.

por Anup K K

27 de abr. de 2020

Just the last Bonus Track problem please give some hints how to approach and solve the problem

por Radmilo M

6 de abr. de 2020

The course is perfect for those which want to learn math on deeper level in computer science.

por Dr R L

22 de abr. de 2020

Good content but little problem phase in python programming

por Feyaz B

8 de may. de 2020

Covered all the basics, I learnt a lot from this!