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Introduction to Discrete Mathematics

  • Interactive Course
  • 4 h
  • Beginner
  • 2 Certifications

Estimated Time: 4 h

Course Level: Beginner

Requirements: This course does not have any mathematical requirement. Anyone with minimal knowledge of Wolfram Language can excel. This course is aimed at beginners in both computer science and mathematics.

Certification Levels: CompletionLevel 1


Discrete mathematics is the study of discrete objects in contrast to continuous objects. Using no prior knowledge, this comprehensive exploration of the world of integers can help prepare you for coursework and research in computer science, software engineering, mathematics, data science and other fields. Get an introduction to notions of logic, discrete structures, counting, algorithms, proofs, recurrences and graphs. These topics are typically found in introductory mathematics courses for computer science or software engineering and serve as great preparation for anyone interested in programming and computation.

Featured Products & Technologies: Wolfram Language (available in Mathematica and Wolfram|One)

You'll Learn To

  • Simplify complex Boolean expressions
  • Solve summation, recurrence and counting problems
  • Design fast and reliable algorithms
  • Apply the principle of induction
  • Interpret and use graphs for practical applications
  • Think mathematically

Certifications Available

  • Completion Certificate

    Certify your completion of this course by watching course videos and passing the auto-graded quizzes.

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  • Level 1 Certification

    Pass the auto-graded quizzes and final exam to certify your proficiency in discrete mathematics.

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About This Interactive Course

It's free and easy to get started with open interactive courses using the Wolfram Cloud—sign in with your Wolfram ID or create one. No plan is required. This interactive course includes video lessons, quizzes, practice problems, a final exam and a scratch notebook, all in an easy-to-use interface. From the interactive course, click Track My Progress to chart your certification progress as you go. Recommended best practice for completing this interactive course is to start with Lesson 1 and progress through the video lessons, taking each quiz in the order it appears in the table of contents.