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CMPE 16 Discrete Math

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    Larrabee, Garcia-Luna-Aceves,J.J., Schlag,M., Tantalo,P., Shlagg, TracyLarrabee, JJGarcia, Larrabee,T., Larabe, MaxwellDunne, MartineSchlag
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    Many Small Assignments

    Math-heavy

    Great Intro to the Subject

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    Jan 17, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    It's required for most majors to take this class. Martine taught it this quarter and she was a wonderful instructor. I think Larrabee teaches this course when Martine isn't and she is an equally great professor. Their teaching styles are different, but coherent.

    Course highlights:

    My favorite part of this course was learning about proofs because they were very logical and showed every step of the problem you had to prove.

    Hours per week:

    12+ hours

    Advice for students:

    This course does contain a short unit on probability towards the end of the quarter (which means near the final), so make sure you grasp the concept as well as you can in the short amount of time they give you.

    • Fall 2016
    • Schlag,M.
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Go to Office Hours Many Small Assignments
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    Jun 14, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Larabe gives excellent examples during her lectures. She also explains concepts thoroughly to make sure everyone is able to do the homework.

    Course highlights:

    Induction is the biggest thing I learned in this class. After learning induction you will be a better problem solver.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    If you need help go to sections or office hours. The TAs and Larabe will explain individual problems in full detail. If you cannot make it to sections, there is an online forum that you can post questions to. Larabe will usually respond within 24 hours or less. The forum is also open for anyone in the class to comment making the forum the ideal place to get help.

    • Spring 2016
    • Larabe
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Background Knowledge Expected Many Small Assignments
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    Jun 13, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Larabee teaches the basics of logic with an aim to help all her students understand rather than memorize and cram! This class is required for any comp sci major and I'd recommend it for anyone interested in that sort of filed bc it really is a basics level class, that can help you decide whether you have an interest in set theory, logic, etc.

    Course highlights:

    I learned the basics of logic as well as proofs. Larabee's coined 'brain dead theorem' was extremely helpful and she makes everything clear in the lectures. I learned a lot about induction, binary theory, probability, summation in proofs, etc. The biggest focus of the class was proof by induction.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Definitely pay attention from the beginning and listen for hints Larabee drops about the weekly quizzes in each tuesday lecture. The hw is important to complete but to get good grade and learn the most important components effectively, take good notes on the lecture and practice each proof/method of proof presented to you.

    • Spring 2016
    • TracyLarrabee
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Competitive Classmates

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