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Csci 2011: Discrete Structures Lecture 1: Introduction
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Welcome This lecture (introductions) Teaching staff: myself, TAs The course Logic
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Instructor Prof. Ibrahim Volkan Isler Email: isler@cs Phone: 625-1067 Office: EE/CS 4-213 Office hours: M-W 2:15 – 3:15 (or by appointment)
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Teaching Assistants Xi Qiao Recitation 002 Office hours: Monday 12:20 -- 1:20; Friday 11:05 -- 12:05 Ravi Mikkilineni Recitations 003 and 004 Office hour: Monday 10 -- 11 Nathan Fox Wednesday 11:15 -- 12:15; Thursday 1:30 -- 2:30 See the course page for office hour and contact information
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Emails Please send emails to csci2011-help@cs.umn.edu And include [Csci 2011] in the subject line
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CSCI 2011: Discrete Structures Introduction to discrete structures (e.g. boolean variables, sets, integers) and techniques for reasoning about them (e.g. induction, counting, …) Equally important: mathematical/logical thinking and reasoning
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Objective Provide a solid foundation for upcoming CS courses (Algorithms, Automata Theory, Programming Languages, AI, Robotics, Machine Learning, Security, Networking, …) Equip you with reasoning tools and techniques you will need as Computer Scientists
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Why Care? In addition to technical questions, during interviews Google asks questions like: You're the captain of a pirate ship and your crew gets to vote on how the gold is divided up. If fewer than half of the pirates agree with you, you die. How do you recommend apportioning the gold in such a way that you get a good share of the booty, but still survive? You have eight balls all of the same size 7 of them weigh the same, and one of them weighs slightly more. How can you find the ball that is heavier by using a balance and only two weighings? In a country in which people want daughters, every family continues
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