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Discrete Mathematics Exam 1 Study Guide

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Discrete Mathematics Exam 1 Study Guide 20123

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Discrete Mathematics I
Susan Staples
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Exam 1 Study Guide (Sections 3-10) Basic Definitions  Integers o Notation Z o Z = {… -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3}  Rational Numbers o Notation Q o Any number that can be represented in a fraction  Natural Numbers o Notation N o N = {0, 1, 2, 3, …}  Even- if it is divisible by 2  Divisible- Let a and b be integers o a is divisible by b provided that there is an integer c such that b  c = a o “a is divisible by b”  b divides a  b is a factor of a  b is a divisor of a o notation: b|a  b divides a o Note: 2|0 but 0∤2 because 2  0n  Odd- an integer a is odd if there is an integer x such that a=2x+1  Prime- an integer p is prime if p1 and the only positive divisors of p are p and 1 Composite- a positive integer a is composite, provided there is an integer b with 1ba for which b|a Logical Statements and Truth Evaluations  Statement- a declarative sentence that can be assessed for its correctness or validity (truth) or its invalidity (false)  ‘And’ statement ∧) A B A∧ B T T T T F F F T F F F F  ‘Or’ statement ∨) A B A∨B T T T T F T F T T F F F  ‘Not’ statement¬() A ¬ A T F F T  ‘If-then’ statement () A B A  B T T T T F F F T T F F T  ‘If-and-only-if’ (“iff”) statement () A B A  B T T T T F F F T F F F T  Theorem- a statement known to be true, it can be proven  Conjecture- a statement thought to be true, but it has not yet been proven  Vacuous Truth- statements in the form “If A, then B” in which the hypothesis A never happens (i.e. it’s impossible), because there are no instances where the statement is false  Counterexample- an example that shows a theorem or result is false  Tautology- a compound logic statement that is true no matter what truth values are assigned to the variables  Fallacy (Contradiction)- a compound logic statement that is false no matter what truth values are assigned to the variables  Contingency- a statement that is sometimes false and sometimes true  Logical Equivalence- if two compound logic statements have the same truth values for all possible assignments of truth values to the variables  Variations of the Conditional The conditional p  q  Converse: q  p  Inverse¬ p  ¬ q  Contrapositive¬ q  ¬ p *Note: The conditional and contrapositive are logically equivalent* Numerical problems and counting (Sections 8 and 9)  List- an ordered sequence of objects  Generalized Multiplication Principle of Counting- consider creating a list of length r. Suppose there are n 1 choices for the first element, and for each one of those n choices there are n choices for the 1 2 second element, and each of these ordered pairs there are n3 choices, etc.  the number of such lists is n1∗n 2n 3…∗n r  Counting with and without repetition The number of lists of length k whose elements are chosen from a pool ofkn elements is  n , if repetition is allowed  n n−1 )(n−2 )…∗(n−k+1) , if no repetition is allowed  This is called a permutation  N factorial (n!) n!=n (n−1 )n−2 )…3∗2∗1  Summation Notation ( ∑) n ∑ f ( j) j=1  add all terms  Product Notation ( ∏ ) n f ( j) j=1  multiply all terms Sets and Subsets Set- a repetition: free unordered collection of objects Subset- if we have two sets A and B, we say A is a subset of B, provided every element of A is in B. Notation: A  B  Element of a Set- an object is included in the set Notation:   Cardinality of a statement- the number of elements in a set S Notation: |S|  Empty set- the set which contains no objects Notation:  Proof Templates Template 1: Direct proof of “if-then” theorem (a.k.a. “The Forwards- Backwards Method”) Prove if A, then B 1. Restate A 2. Restate B 3. Go forwards/backwards until “AHA!” 4. Organize proof  Template 2: “If-and-only-if” proofs Prove A  B 1. Prove A  B 2. Prove B  A  Template 3: Disprove an “if-then” statement 1. Find a counterexample  Template 4: Proving logical equivalence 1. Create truth table for each statement 2. Confirm the two statements agree in the truth value for every case  Template 5: Proving set A = set B 1. Show that every element in A belongs to B 2. Show that every element in B belongs to A  Template 6: Proving A B “Let x A … Therefore x B. We conclude A  B. 1. Show A  B 2. Show B  A


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