Math 240 Discrete Mathematics - Overview

Overview

  1. How to think mathematically, particularily about finite systems

  2. How to write down mathematical arguments

Some topics

  • What does it mean to prove something?
  • What does it mean for a mathematical procedure (algorithm) to be efficient?
  • $ 168031584 = 2^5 \times 3^7 \times 7^4 $
  • Which is easier? Finding the left side given the right?
  • Which is easier? Finding the left side given the left?
  • Could we also have $2^3 \times 19 \times 15 \times 7321$ ?