# Logic and Reasoning

Course TypeCourse CodeNo. Of Credits
Foundation CoreSUS1FC0444

Semester and Year Offered: 1st semester and 2010

Course Coordinator and Team: Geetha Venkataraman, Divya Bhambri, Rakhi Bannerjee, Ramneek Khassa, Pranay Goswami, Balchand Prajapati, Mradul Veer Singh, Rachna Shokhanda

Email of course coordinator: rshokhanda[at]aud[dot]ac[dot]in

Aim:

The aim of the course is to offer a gentle introduction to very basic concepts of sets and logic, to develop a familiarity with simple techniques for quantifying and analysing data including a capacity to use simple computer worksheet programmes for the same. The course also aims to create an appreciation of mathematics in nature via discussions on symmetry and perspective in art.

Course Outcomes:

The course equips students with skills of data analysis, interpretation and logical thinking. It enables computer literacy in students. Awareness aspect of the course allows students to see mathematical concepts that are part of the world around us.

Brief description of modules/ Main modules:

Sets, logic and reasoning

Sets, subsets, power set, union and intersection, venn- diagrams, survey problems, Statements, analysing simple and compound statements, truth-value, negation, truth-tables, tautology, Logical equivalence, Analysis of arguments, patterns of reasoning.

Quantitative methods, Data analysis and interpretation.

Raw data, classifying raw data, use of spreadsheets, average, percentage, percentiles, quartiles,

mean, mode median, pie charts, bar charts, scatter plots, frequency distribution, histograms,

interpreting graphs

Awareness and reasoning

Symmetry, reflections, rotations, symmetry type, strip patterns, wall-paper patterns, symmetry in art and architecture with special reference to art of MC Escher and Taj Mahal, perspective, perspective in art, vanishing points, drawing with perspective.

Assessment Details with weights:

 S.No Assessment Date/period in which Assessment will take place Weightage 1 Class test End August 10% 2 Mid Semester Exam As per AUD Academic Calendar 25% 3 Home assignment/Lab Throughout the semester 20% 4 Presentation/ Viva End October/Early November 10% 5 End Semester Exam As per AUD Academic Calendar 35%