CSE 215 - Summer 2020

Foundations of Computer Science course


Course Description

Introduction to the logical and mathematical foundations of computer science. Topics include functions, relations, and sets; recursion and functional programming; elementary logic; and mathematical induction and other proof techniques. (https://www.cs.stonybrook.edu/students/Undergraduate-Studies/courses/CSE215)

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Instructor: Dr. Paul Fodor
214 New Computer Science Department, Stony Brook University
Email: paul.fodor@stonybrook.edu

Class Time and Place

  • Lecture: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00AM - 12:25PM, Online.
  • Recitation: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30PM - 1:25PM, Online.

Lecture Notes and Reading Assignments

The following schedule is tentative and subject to change. The homework assignments and labs are posted on Blackboard: http://blackboard.stonybrook.edu

Week Date Lecture Topics/Notes Readings
1 Tu. 7/7 Administrative (course information and introduction to speaking mathematically),
The Logic of Compound Statements
Read Epp chs. 1 and 2, and Introduction to LaTeX
Th. 7/9 The Logic of Compound Statements: Logical arguments ,
The Logic of Quantified Statements ,
Supplemental: Application of Logic - Digital Cirduits
Read Epp ch. 3
2 Tu. 7/14 Elementary Number Theory and Methods of Proof Read Epp ch. 4
Th. 7/16 Sequences and Mathematical Induction Read Epp ch. 5
3 Tu. 7/21 MIDTERM EXAM 1 see Blackboard
Th. 7/23 Set Theory Read Epp ch. 6
4 Tu. 7/28 Functions Read Epp ch. 7
Th. 7/30 MIDTERM EXAM 2 see Blackboard
5 Tu. 8/4 Relations Read Epp ch. 8
Th. 8/6 Recursion n/a
6 Tu. 8/11 Functional Programming (ML) Standard ML
Th. 8/13 FINAL EXAM see Blackboard

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