Discrete Structures, 8 credits (TDDC75)

Diskreta strukturer, 8 hp

Main field of study

Information Technology


First cycle

Course type

Programme course


Mikael Asplund

Director of studies or equivalent

Ahmed Rezine
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6CITE Information Technology, M Sc in Engineering 1 (Autumn 2017) 0, 1 -, 2 Swedish Linköping o

Main field of study

Information Technology

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Information Technology, M Sc in Engineering

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

After completing the course the student should have achieved basic understanding of concepts and methods from discrete mathematics and be able to carry out simple mathematical proofs about sets, relations, functions, number systems and boolean algebra; the student should also be able to put the theory into action and apply basic concepts and methods to support structured construction methods of digital systems, and understanding and ability to construct digital systems.

Course content

Sets, functions, number systems, coding and decoding, relations, algebras, Boolean algebra. Combinatorial circuits, minimization, Karnaugh maps, NAND- and NOR-synthesis, normal forms, tri-state, verification, incompletely specified circuits, circuits with multiple outputs, special circuits (adders, comparators, demultiplexers, multiplexers), state automata, sequential circuits, clocked flip-flops, asynchronous signals, counters, shift registers, control units.

Teaching and working methods

Lectures cover the theoretical foundations, while solving of exercises is done during supervised tutorials. The ability to apply theoretical foundations to solve concrete problems is done at laboratory classes.


LAB3Laboratory workU, G3 credits
LAB2Laboratory workU, G1 credits
TEN2A written examinationU, 3, 4, 53 credits
BAS1Work in PBL-groupU, G1 credits


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


Institutionen för datavetenskap

Director of Studies or equivalent

Ahmed Rezine


Mikael Asplund

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 72 h
Recommended self-study hours: 141 h

Course literature

Additional literature


Additional literature


LAB3 Laboratory work U, G 3 credits
LAB2 Laboratory work U, G 1 credits
TEN2 A written examination U, 3, 4, 5 3 credits
BAS1 Work in PBL-group U, G 1 credits

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