Mathematical Foundations of Computing


Stanford School of Engineering


Mathematics provides many powerful insights for current and future fundamental principles of computer science. Learn how to model problems mathematically, reason about them abstractly and then apply techniques to explore their properties. This broad introduction to mathematical applications will prepare you to move forward and solve today’s most important problems within the computer science field.


Programming Abstractions (Stanford Course CS106B) or equivalent

Topics include

  • Formal language theory such as finite automata, Turing machines and NP-completeness
  • Induction, sets, functions and relations
  • Proof techniques and applications
  • Propositional predicate logic

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