CISC1400, Discrete Structures,
Fall 2016



  & Notes



Overview: This is an introductory course to the discrete structures used in computer and information technology. There is no prerequisite. Emphasis will be placed on the ability to solve problems and develop logical thinking. Topics including sequences, logic, set, functions and relations, elementary combinatorics, probability, matrices and graphs will be covered through the use of algorithmic and concrete construction.

Prerequisites: There is no prerequisite for this class.

Instructor: Xiaolan Zhang
       Department of Computer and Information Science

Lecture: Tue/Fri: 11:30 - 12:45 am, JMH342
Office hours: Tuesday 3:45-4:30pm, Wednesday 10-11:30am, Friday 9-10am, or by appointment Office: JMH338

Class WWW site:  We will make extensive use of the class WWW site. All assignments are (only )posted on this site. The site is full of lots of useful other information including student questions and replies, and class notes.

Course Materials:

  • Class Notes: Class notes (highly recommended) are posted on the class WWW site. I suggest you print them out and print them to class, and you can annotate them.