ISBN 9789380108209,Essentials of Discrete Mathematics

Essentials of Discrete Mathematics



Jones & Bartlett Learning

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9789380108209

ISBN-10 9380108206


Number of Pages 468 Pages
Language (English)

Discrete mathematics

Essentials of Discrete Mathematics is the ideal text for a one-term discrete mathematics course to serve computer science majors as well students from a wide range of other disciplines. The material is organized around five types of mathematical thinking: logical, relational, recursive, quantitative, and analytical. This presentation results in a coherent outline that steadily builds upon mathematical sophistication. Graphs are introduced early and referred to throughout the text, providing a richer context for examples and applications. Students will encounter algorithms near the end of the text, after they have acquired enough skills and experience to analyze them properly. The final chapter contains in-depth case studies from a variety of fields, including biology, sociology, linguistics, economics, and music. Clear and concise, Essentials of Discrete Mathematics presents a unified and complete picture of discrete math that instructors can move through in a single semester.