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Topics covered

  • Number systems
  • sets and subsets
  • set algebra
  • symbolic logic and logic gates
  • sequences; summations
  • elementary counting principles
  • probability
  • relations and functions
  • matrix algebra
  • systems of linear equations
  • introduction to the theory of graphs and digraphs.


One three-hour unseen written examination.

Essential reading

Epp, S.S. Discrete mathematics with applications. (Boston, MA: Brooks/Cole Cengage Learning Inc, 2011) 4th edition.

Molluzzo, J.C. and F.A. Buckley. A first course in discrete mathematics. (Long Grove, IL: Waveland, 1997) reprinted 2004 

Sample study materials