Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2012-2013
WBIT 2300 Discrete Mathematics for IT
Discrete (as opposed to continuous) mathematics is of direct importance to the fields of Computer Science and Information Technology. This branch of mathematics includes studying areas such as set theory, logic, relations, graph theory, and analysis of algorithms. This course is intended to provide students with an understanding of these areas and their use in the fields of Computer Science and Information Technology.
The general idea of the course is to introduce terms and concepts that are useful in describing and explaining ideas, concepts, and models in the computing disciplines, such as Information Technology. For instance, logic allows for precise communication, and proof methods may be viewed as formal ways of creating and making arguments to support a position or a hypothesis. Sets, functions, relations, matrices, graphs, and trees, etc. are all tools useful in describing and communicating the structure of data, concepts, and algorithms. As your instructor, I believe the usefulness of the ideas from this course is not limited to the computing and information disciplines, but extends to other real-life situations involving precise communication, thinking, and arguments.