About this Course

This class teaches you about basic concepts in theoretical computer science -- such as NP-completeness -- and what they imply for solving tough algorithmic problems.

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Approx. 2 months
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Intro to Theoretical Computer Science

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Course Leads

Sebastian Wernicke

Sebastian Wernicke


Sean Bennett

Sean Bennett


Sarah Norell

Sarah Norell


Prerequisites and Requirements

You should have a basic understanding of algorithms (such as CS215) and programming (such as CS101). No prior knowledge about theoretical computer science required!

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Why Take This Course

At the end of this course, you will have a solid understanding of theoretical computer science. This will not only allow you to recognize some of the most challenging algorithmic problems out there, but also give you powerful tools to deal with them in practice.

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