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The course intends to present the fundamental discrete structures (combinatorial schemata, sequences, trees, graphs, formal languages, and automata), by emphasizing their role in the definition of
mathematical and computational models which are biologically relevant.
Numbers and numerical induction: the numerical systems and their basilar algebraic and algorithmic properties. Basic discrete mathematics: sets, sequences, functions, relations, and standard combinatorial schemata (binomial coefficients, Stirling, Bell, and Catalan numbers). Trees and graphs: principal concepts and examples of representation of biological information. Strings and languages: formal languages, finite automata, recognizing and computing automata. Codes: basic definitions and properties, information measures, and information entropy.
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