# INFO 150: A Mathematical Foundation for Informatics

### Prof. Peter J. Haas

### Fall, 2020

This is the W3 home page for INFO 150, an introductory undergraduate
course in discrete mathematics and the mathematical method. It has
been developed for use in the
Informatics degree program
in the College of Information and Computer Sciences, which focuses on the application of computational
principles and techniques to advance other disciplines. The intended audience
for this course comprises students who intend to pursue computing,
perhaps in programming courses for majors like CMPSCI 121 and 187, but
could use more exposure to mathematical thinking first.

Due to the COVID-19 emergency, this class will be offered online only. As a result, the actual home page is now located on Moodle, and will be available to students shortly before the first day of class on August 24. There will be a (recorded) class orientation session via Zoom at the on Monday, August 24 at 2:30pm. The Zoom link can be accessed via Moodle.

**Instructor Contact Info:**
Peter J. Haas, 204 CMPSCI building.

**Prerequisites:** The material of the course does not overlap much with that of the
conventional pre-calculus and calculus courses, but it will demand
some basic skill in calculation and algebra. There is no formal prerequisite, but
an average high-school math background will be useful, e.g., the
University's R1 gen-ed requirement. (This course does not carry
gen-ed credit itself.) On the opposite end of the spectrum, someone who has taken MATH 132
or CMPSCI 187 probably has *too much* mathematical maturity to be
in the appropriate audience for this course.

Last modified 27 July 2020