CS 70 at UC Berkeley

Discrete Mathematics and Probability Theory

Lecture: TTh 8-9:30am, Zoom

Professor Satish Rao

satishr (at) cs (dot) berkeley (dot) edu

Office Hours: Monday 3-4 (See piazza @443 for zoom link.) And by appointment.

Week 0 Overview

Propositional Logic

Week 1 Overview

Proofs, Induction

Week 2 Overview

Stable Matching

Week 3 Overview

Graphs, Modular Arithmetic

Week 4 Overview

Modular Arithmetic, Public Key Cryptography

Week 5 Overview

Polynomials and Error-Correcting Codes

Week 6 Overview


Week 7 Overview

Midterm, Countability

Week 8 Overview

Countability, Computability

Week 9 Overview

Intro to Discrete Probability

Week 12 Overview

Concentration Inequalities and Applications

Week 14 Overview

Continuous Probability and Markov Chains

Week 15 Overview

RRR Week


Discussions will be held over Zoom. The discussion sections are specifically designed to consolidate the material covered in lectures and in the notes. It is highly recommended that you attend all discussions each week. You should attend the discussion that you signed up for, since attendance for that discussion will be graded. All sections are equivalent: they all cover the same material. See Policies for more information.



There will be weekly required homeworks, again designed to consolidate your understanding of the course material. It is highly recommended that you attempt all homeworks. Your lowest two homework scores will be dropped, but this drop should be reserved for emergencies. No additional allowances will be made for late or missed homeworks: please do not contact us about missed homeworks or late submissions. See Policies for more information.


(Tentative) Lecture Schedule