Why 250 is Important
Reasons why cmsc250 is important.
Learn to think logically and precisely.
Train of thought for induction is similar to train of thought for
Gives you the mathematical tools and maturity
so that in cmsc351 you can analyze the runtime or
correctness of an algorithm.
Logic and Combinatorics provide more insight into proper test design.
Material covered strongly ties into tree/graph/network theory and
Learning the limits of what you can and cannot store on a computer
(e.g., sqrt(2) irrational).
Learning how to prove things about statements using AND, OR
and NOT can be helpful when designing efficient and accurate
conditional statements. Those operators are the foundation
of building simple computer elements (e.g., adders).
Converting between natural language statements and equivalent pure
logic is an integral part of going back and forth between program
specifications and scenarios with clients and your written code.