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Nicholas Kong

A big picture of discrete structure

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I admit I did not do well in this class twice. I'm going to take this class for my 3rd time in the fall. I have two different instructors who are both researchers (strange I never done well in a class taught by a researcher.) I have done the homework but I cannot picture the big picture of what I am suppose to get out of the class. My strategies was trying to figure out patterns of the answer and well it did not do any good. And when I think I understand it, when I come to take the test, I'm blanked out.

 

Long story short: I need a big picture of what discrete structures is all about before I take it again. I feel this is my best motivation to doing well.

 

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For me, the big idea behind discrete math is just the theory for what you can do with bits, defining how anything based off of discrete values must work, and what you could theoretically do with them. I don't directly use it every day - I doubt I could just walk in off the street and pass your course's test right now - but I think it's useful to have some understanding of it.

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For me, the big idea behind discrete math is just the theory for what you can do with bits, defining how anything based off of discrete values must work, and what you could theoretically do with them. I don't directly use it every day - I doubt I could just walk in off the street and pass your course's test right now - but I think it's useful to have some understanding of it.

bits as in base 2 numbers 0 and 1. I never knew the discrete structure would be used for that. But I will bear in mind about this.

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Bit are a special case of modular arithmetic, when the modulus is two. Algebra of higher modulus is used in cryptography and compression, but boolean algebra is used everywhere.

 

But yeah, discrete structures is a broad collection of semi-related topics, so there's not much of a big picture.

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Bit are a special case of modular arithmetic, when the modulus is two. Algebra of higher modulus is used in cryptography and compression, but boolean algebra is used everywhere.

 

But yeah, discrete structures is a broad collection of semi-related topics, so there's not much of a big picture.

thanks king!

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