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Discrete Structures


Wolf S.

Course director


The main topics of the course are propositional logic and proofs; sets, relations, and functions; combinatorics (urn models, inclusion-exclusion), graph theory (trees, planar graphs, Euler tours and Hamilton cycles) and some basic number theory (modular calculus, groups, Euler's theorem, RSA).


This course's goal is to learn principles of the mathematics of countable structures. Hereby, central themes are modeling, abstraction, simplification, and generalization.

Teaching mode

In presence

Learning methods

Lectures and assignments.

Examination information

Midterm: 2 hrs written Final: 3 hrs written or Final: 15 min oral.