Discrete Mathematics, 4 credits (TADI03)

Diskret matematik, 4 hp

Main field of study

Mathematics Applied Mathematics


First cycle

Course type

Programme course


Armen Asratian

Director of studies or equivalent

Jesper Thore'n
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6IDAT Computer Engineering, B Sc in Engineering 2 (Spring 2017) 2 2 Swedish Linköping o
6KKEM Chemistry 4 (Spring 2017) 2 2 Swedish Linköping v

Main field of study

Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Computer Engineering, B Sc in Engineering
  • Chemistry

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Intended learning outcomes

To give tha basic knowledge of discrete mathematics that is needed for further courses in mathematics, natural and computer science. After completing the course the student should be able to

  • understand and use the terminology and laws of set theory
  • formulate and solve combinatorial problems on combinations and permutations
  • use the principle of mathematical induction to prove theorems and formulas
  • use the Euclidean algorithm to solve Diophantine equations
  • master the foundations of graph theory and use graphs as a tool to model real-life problems

Course content

Set theory, the laws of set theory and Venn diagrams.
Mathematical induction and recursion.
Combinatorics with permutations and combinations.
Number theory and logic.
Graphs: Euler tours, trees and some applications in sports and communication networks.

Teaching and working methods

Teaching is done through lectures and problem sessions


TEN1Written examinationU, 3, 4, 54 credits


Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5


Matematiska institutionen

Director of Studies or equivalent

Jesper Thore'n


Armen Asratian

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 42 h
Recommended self-study hours: 65 h

Course literature

Asratian, A., Björn A. och Turesson, B. O.: Kompendium i Diskret matematik.
Asratian, A., Björn A. och Turesson, B. O.: Kompendium i Diskret matematik.
TEN1 Written examination U, 3, 4, 5 4 credits

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