COT 3100 – Discrete Structures


General Education Credit: Mathematics
College Credit: 3

Course Instructor: Cheryl Resch
Cheryl Resch
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About The Course

Pre-Requisites: (MAC 2311 or MAC 3472 with a minimum grade of C) and (COP 3502 or equivalent with a minimum grade of C)
Co-Requisites: COP 3504 or COP 3503

This course covers the mathematics of discrete events; i.e., events that involve distinct elements, finite structures of distinct elements, or finite sampled versions of continuous phenomena (such as movement).

Course Goals

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the techniques required in order to think mathematically about how a computer operates. Included within the topics of discussion will be: propositional logic, algorithms, time complexity, mathematical reasoning, relations, and trees. Weekly discussion sessions, homework exercises, and problem solving will enable you to practice and learn the techniques discussed. Due to the nature and complexity of this field of study, the course will be time-consuming and requires serious dedication on the part of each student. Be careful not to fall behind, success in this course requires consistent effort and practice.

Satisfied High School Graduation Requirement Subject: Elective
High School Credit: 1.0