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Discrete Mathematics

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

The course gives an introduction to central areas in mathematics, with emphasis on combinatorics, set theory, inudction, functions, modular arithmetic, recurrence relations and groups.

Learning outcome

After completion of the course, the student is able to:
  • Apply set theoretic notions such as set, relation and function.
  • Solve combinatorial problems, using tools such as binomial coefficients and the principle of inclusion/exclusion.
  • Carry out modular arithmetic.
  • Solve linear recurrence relations with constant coefficients.
  • Reproduce and exemplify the axioms for a group.


Set theory, combinatorics, recurrence relations, modular arithmetic, groups.

Required prerequisite knowledge



Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam1/14 hoursA - FNo printed or written materials are allowed. Approved basic calculator allowed.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
David Duncan Mcnutt , Michal Jakub Kapustka
Head of Department
Bjørn Henrik Auestad

Method of work

6 hours lectures and problem solving per week.

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Discrete mathematics 1 (ÅMA120_1) 10
Discrete mathematics 1 (TE0391_2) 6
Discrete mathematics (TE0391_1) 6
Discrete mathematics 1 (TE0391_A) 6

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Course assessment

Form and/or discussion


Link to reading list

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

Sist oppdatert: 22.09.2020