CSE150 Fall 2008. Honors Foundations of Computer Science

Lecturer: Rob Johnson
TA: Andrey Gorlin
Location: Lecture: Life Sciences 054
Recitation: Life Sciences 060
Time: Lecture: TuTh 9:50am-11:10am
Recitation: We 2:20pm-3:15pm
Office Hours: Rob: Th 11:30am-12:30pm, 2313D Computer Science Building
Andrey Gorlin: Mo 3:30-5, 2313A Computer Science Building
Home page: http://www.cs.sunysb.edu/~rob/teaching/cse150-fa08



This class will introduce foundational concepts needed for an advanced understanding of all areas of computer science. We will cover basics of sets, propositional logic and proof strategies, induction, recurrence relations and their solution, lists, trees, graphs, elementary number theory, counting, and probability.

Requirements and Grading

Subject to tweaks throughout the semester.


The online book, Mathematics for Computer Science, by Eric Lehman and Tom Leighton, is the "official" textbook.

Leif Walsh, the TA for this class last year, prepared an excellent reference for writing math in LaTex. The source is also available.

Lecture Schedule

Note: the schedule may change throughout the semester.
DateTopic/Recommended Reading

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