Aug 16, 2022  
2020-21 Gaston College Catalog 
    
2020-21 Gaston College Catalog [THIS CATALOG IS OUT-OF-DATE. USE THE CURRENT CATALOG TO FIND CURRENT PROGRAMS.]

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MAT 167 Discrete Mathematics (3 Credit Hours)


Class Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
Prerequisites: Take One: MAT 121  or MAT 171  
Corequisites: None
This course is designed to develop problem-solving and reasoning skills using an algorithmic approach. Topics include sets, number theory, numeration systems, linear programming, traditional and propositional logic, truth tables, Venn diagrams, elementary proofs, and Boolean algebra. Upon completion, students should be able to apply logic and other mathematical concepts to solve a variety of problems.

Competencies

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Construct and use truth tables to solve logical problems.
  2. Solve application problems in set theory using appropriate notation.
  3. Set up and solve linear programming problems using various appropriate methods.
  4. Construct elementary direct proofs, indirect proofs, and proofs by contradiction.
  5. Analyze, construct, and verify algorithms.
  6. Formulate and assess Boolean functions.



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