College Bulletin - Course Catalog 
  
    Jul 21, 2018  
College Bulletin - Course Catalog

MATH 029. Discrete Mathematics


An introduction to noncontinuous mathematics. Topics will include mathematical induction and other methods of proof, basic set theory, bijections, recurrence relations, counting, and graph theory. Additional topics may include algorithms, and probability. There is a strong emphasis on good mathematical writing, especially proofs. While it does not use any calculus, MATH 029 is a more sophisticated course than MATH 015  or MATH 025 ; thus success in a calculus course demonstrates the mathematical maturity needed for MATH 029.
Prerequisite: Strong knowledge of at least precalculus, as evidenced by taking another mathematics course numbered 15 or above, or through our placement examinations (see "Placement Procedure " section). Familiarity with some computer language is helpful but not necessary.
Natural sciences and engineering.
Writing course.
1 credit.
Eligible for COGS
Fall 2018. Davis.
Spring 2019. Crawford. Drellich.
Fall 2019. Staff.
Spring 2020. Staff.
Catalog chapter: Mathematics and Statistics  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/mathematics-statistics


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