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Both the midterm and the final exams are open book, open notes.
Note that the date for the midterm exam is set and will not change. If you have a conflict with this date, please let me know right away.
All reading is from Nimal Nissanke "Introductory Logic and Sets for Computer Scientists", unless specified otherwise.
Problem sets are due in the beginning of the class on the due
date. If a problem set is submitted at (or before) the next class meeting
after the due date, it is graded out of 3/4 credit. If it is submitted any
time after the next meeting (until the last class meeting), then it is graded
out of 1/2 credit.
Problem sets submitted more than 2 minutes after beginning of the class
are considered late.
Working in groups helps learning if all students in the group discuss all of the problems and participate equally. It doesn't help you learn if you divide problems among the group members (so that one person works on one problem and another works on another) or if one person does all the work, and the other just puts their name on it. If you feel that group participation is uneven, it's time to talk to your partner(s) and possibly to change your group.
Missed quizzes are counted as 0. The lowest quiz grade in the semester will be dropped (i.e. it will not contribute to overall grade).
Monday | Wednesday | Friday |
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Week 1: January 12 -- January 16 | ||
Introduction, course overview. Reading: Ch. 1, 2. |
Logical systems, scientific theories, mathematical models. | Propositions and propositional connectives. |
Week 2: January 19 -- January 23 | ||
Martin Luther King Jr Holiday -- no class |
Propositions (continue). Problem set 1: Propositions (due Wedn., January 28th) |
Propositional logic as a language (grammar, semantics). Reading: Ch. 3 |
Week 3: January 26 -- January 30 | ||
Truth tables, logical equivalence, logical implications. |
Digital circuits. Problem set 1 due Problem set 2: formal language of propositional logic, truth tables, digital circuits (due Wedn., Feb. 4th) |
Logical laws Reading: Ch. 4. |
Week 4: Feb. 2 -- Feb. 6 | ||
Transformational proofs and their applications. |
Introduction to deductive proofs. Validity, truth tables. Reading: Ch. 5. Problem set 2 due Problem set 3: transformational proofs. (due Wedn., Feb. 11th) |
Proving validity using deductive proofs, inference rules. |
Week 5: Feb. 9 -- Feb. 13 | ||
Reasoning in theories; examples. |
Introduction to predicate logic, its relation to propositional
logic. Reading: Ch. 6. Problem set 3 due Problem set 4: Deductive proofs. (due Wedn., Feb. 18th) |
Quanifiers, unary predicates. |
Week 6: Feb. 16 -- Feb. 20 | ||
Predicates with higher arities, examples. |
Scope of quantifiers, bound and free variables. Reading: Ch. 7. Problem set 4 due Problem set 5: Predicates and quantifiers. (due Wedn., Feb. 25th) |
Comparison with variable usage in programming and mathematics. |
Week 7: Feb. 23 -- Feb. 27 | ||
Interpretation of universal and existential quantifiers.
Reading: Ch. 8. |
Theorems in predicate logic. Problem set 5 due Problem set 6: Scope of quantifiers, interpretation of formulae. (due Wedn., March 3rd) |
Formulae in propositional form.
Reading: Ch. 9. |
Week 8: March 1 -- March 5 | ||
Theorems and proofs in predicate logic. |
More examples of proofs in predicate logic. Problem set 6 due Problem set 7: Proofs in predicate logic (due Wedn., March 17th) |
Mathematical induction (introduction). Reading: Ch. 10. |
March 8 -- March 12: SPRING BREAK, NO CLASSES | ||
Week 9: March 15 -- March 19 | ||
More on mathematical induction. |
Review for the exam. Problem set 7 due. |
Midterm exam (includes material up to Friday, March 5th) |
Week 10: March 22 -- March 26 | ||
And more on mathematical induction. Problem set 8: Mathematical induction, algorithm analysis. (due Wedn., March 30th) |
Big-Oh notation, etc. |
Algorithm analysis. |
Week 11: March 29 -- April 2 | ||
Algorithm analysis. |
Algorithm analysis. |
Algorithm analysis. Problem set 8 (part 1) due. |
Week 12: April 5 -- April 9 | ||
Introduction to sets, basic concepts of set theory. Subsets, power sets, etc. Reading: Ch. 11. Problem set 8 (part 2) due. |
Set operations. Reading: Ch. 12 Problem set 9: sets, operations on sets (due Wedn., April 14th) |
Relations (introduction). Reading: Ch. 13. |
Week 13: April 12 -- April 16 | ||
More on relations, Relational databases. |
Properties of binary relations; equivalence relations Reading: Ch. 14 (up to 14.2), 15. Problem set 9 due. Problem set 10: Relations (due Wedn., April 21st) |
Equivalence classes, relational closures. |
Week 14: April 19 -- April 23 | ||
Functions as relations. Reading: Ch. 16. |
Function composition. Examples of use of functions. Functional
programming (overview). Problem set 10 due. Problem set 11: Binary relations, functions and their classification (due Wedn., April 28th) |
Formal definition of natural numbers and integers. Reading: Ch. 17 |
Week 15: April 26 -- April 30 | ||
Number representation in computers. Other number systems, dense and sparse sets, countability (if have time). |
Catch up and discussion. Problem set 11 due. |
Review and wrap up. |
Final exam: Wedn., May 5th, 11am-1pm |
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