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學生對 加州大学圣地亚哥分校 提供的 Combinatorics and Probability 的評價和反饋

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Counting is one of the basic mathematically related tasks we encounter on a day to day basis. The main question here is the following. If we need to count something, can we do anything better than just counting all objects one by one? Do we need to create a list of all phone numbers to ensure that there are enough phone numbers for everyone? Is there a way to tell that our algorithm will run in a reasonable time before implementing and actually running it? All these questions are addressed by a mathematical field called Combinatorics. In this online course we discuss most standard combinatorial settings that can help to answer questions of this type. We will especially concentrate on developing the ability to distinguish these settings in real life and algorithmic problems. This will help the learner to actually implement new knowledge. Apart from that we will discuss recursive technique for counting that is important for algorithmic implementations. One of the main ‘consumers’ of Combinatorics is Probability Theory. This area is connected with numerous sides of life, on one hand being an important concept in everyday life and on the other hand being an indispensable tool in such modern and important fields as Statistics and Machine Learning. In this course we will concentrate on providing the working knowledge of basics of probability and a good intuition in this area. The practice shows that such an intuition is not easy to develop. In the end of the course we will create a program that successfully plays a tricky and very counterintuitive dice game. As prerequisites we assume only basic math (e.g., we expect you to know what is a square or how to add fractions), basic programming in python (functions, loops, recursion), common sense and curiosity. Our intended audience are all people that work or plan to work in IT, starting from motivated high school students....



Special thanks to Prof. Vladimir Podolskii and Prof. Alexander S. Kulikov for their amazing explanations and diligent visuals of the concepts as well as problem sets. You Rock!


It's a perfect introduction to combinatorics and probability, short, fun, and easy to understand. I would like to see more puzzles, those are extremely fun and interesting


51 - Combinatorics and Probability 的 75 個評論(共 174 個)

創建者 Guo F


Pros: (1). Most of the quizzes are really well-designed and fun, sometimes challenging, but good for solidifying my understanding. (2) Lectures are generally of good quality.

Cons:(1) The material is not comprehensive, especially the probability part, expectation and stuff. But I guess this is a difficult balance when making an online course.

(2) The final project is very basic for anyone who knows programming well. Considering this course targets CS students (I guess?), I don't understand why people complain about the programming assignments. And I think it should be more challenging.

創建者 Muhammad Y A


It was fantastic and awesome. This course is quite challenging but also interesting at the same time. You'll get assignments about combinatorics in the first half and about probabilities in the last half. In the end, you can practice what have you got from this course on the final project, a programming assignment about a dice game. Hope you can enjoy this course.

創建者 Paul P


This course does have some coding challenges which are at the same time very interesting. Actually, I did not think much about combinatorics in terms of coding but this was a very nice opportunity to learn more about mathematical thinking for programming and problem-solving.

創建者 Vishal M


I like this course and it is puzzle oriented teaching methodology. Instructors were great and their way of teaching makes material easy to understand and stick in mind. This was a introductory course looking forward to more advanced courses.

創建者 Aryan R


The Course is awesome if you know some basic maths. The instructors have a good way of teaching. The problems in middle of videos help in understanding better. The problems in tests are usually helpful in getting a better understanding

創建者 储忻


very good content and inspirational material. I learned probability theory from multiple institutes but this one offers great insight into some formulae that we took for granted. e.g. Bayes Theorem

創建者 Siddhant P


Special thanks to Prof. Vladimir Podolskii and Prof. Alexander S. Kulikov for their amazing explanations and diligent visuals of the concepts as well as problem sets. You Rock!

創建者 Jherson A M C


It's a perfect introduction to combinatorics and probability, short, fun, and easy to understand. I would like to see more puzzles, those are extremely fun and interesting

創建者 clayton w


the dainty old dude was the worst lecturer who rambled non-coherent nonsense. the younger folks were much better verbal communicators. overall great course!

創建者 T K


I lacked confidence in permutations and combinations since my high school, but now i am enjoying solving combinatorial problems. Thanks to professors

創建者 Chen Z


The final project is hard for me cuz I don't have Python experience. and the logic is a little bit complicated. That's not for absolutely beginners!

創建者 Denis C


It was pretty interesting. Although, the requirement to know the python programming in the last course task was really unexpected to me.

創建者 James M


I've covered these topics before but there were a lot of great problems and extensions of concepts in this course. Worth doing.

創建者 Yash


the course was very good. it improved my overall knowledge in the area of probability and combinatorics.

創建者 Juan L O


This one is a bit more 'mathy' than the first one, it has a good pace and the exercises are really cool

創建者 Hossam S


Fun and Intuitive. I believe the probability week's last parts were a little confusing but good too.

創建者 Ashish S


Content of this course is excellent. Basic Python programming skill is required for this course.

創建者 Mariam M


Very well paced, great explanations and the difficulty level is challenging yet not impossible.

創建者 Manikant R


This one was good but I still liked 1st-course exercises and puzzles. This one was quite boring

創建者 Abhishek S


Helped cement the understanding of combinatorics & develop problem solving capabilities.

創建者 叶罗鑫


the course is splendid,the programming task plays an important role in my study process.

創建者 Kuldeep K


A must-do basic level course for combinatorics and probability for beginners

創建者 Dmytro N


I like the course very much! Thanks a lot guys, keep creating new courses!

創建者 Jack


Very helpful with my combinatorics and probability!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

創建者 Purva G


A very well structured and beautiful course made my concepts very strong