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SIE 505 - Details

Formal Foundations for Information Science

Torsten Hahmann
344 Boardman Hall

Course Description

This course increases student’s understanding of formalism underlying information systems and science. It increases familiarity with formal syntax and language and develops an understanding in handling mathematical structures and methods relevant to information systems and science. The course covers fundamental topics, including logic, set theory, functions and relations, graphs, algebraic structures, and formal languages and discusses the bases of computation. See the link above for a detailed syllabus.

Prerequisites: Enrollment in one of the School of Computing and Information Science graduate programs, or permission of instructor.

Credits: 3

Syllabus (Fall 2014)

Course Objectives

Expected Outcomes

The goal of the course is to improve the mathematical literacy of the student. Every student in the course is expected to learn to

Technical Requirements

Distance students will also need:

Class Sessions

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Contact Information

Computing and Information Science Courses Online
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System