Principles of Discrete Applied Mathematics

A graphic showing a collection of parallel and perpendicular lines of various colors.

A representation for Batcher's algorithm on 8 inputs; the color coding refers to sorting in groups of size 8 from groups of size 4. (Image by Michel Goemans.)

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MIT Course Number

18.310

As Taught In

Fall 2013

Level

Undergraduate

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Course Description

This course is an introduction to discrete applied mathematics. Topics include probability, counting, linear programming, number-theoretic algorithms, sorting, data compression, and error-correcting codes. This is a Communication Intensive in the Major (CI-M) course, and thus includes a writing component.

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Michel Goemans, Susan Ruff, Lorenzo Orecchia, and Richard Peng. 18.310 Principles of Discrete Applied Mathematics, Fall 2013. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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