Technical Reports (CIS)

Discrete Mathematics, Some Notes

Jean H. Gallier, University of Pennsylvania

Document Type Technical Report

University of Pennsylvania Department of Computer and Information Science Technical Report No. MS-CIS-09-03

Abstract

These are notes on discrete mathematics for computer scientists. The presentation is somewhat unconventional. Indeed I begin with a discussion of the basic rules of mathematical reasoning and of the notion of proof formalized in a natural deduction system “a la Prawitz”. The rest of the material is more or less traditional but I emphasize partial functions more than usual (after all, programs may not terminate for all input) and I provide a fairly complete account of the basic concepts of graph theory.

Date Posted: 29 January 2009