## Discrete Mathematics with ApplicationsSusanna Epp's DISCRETE MATHEMATICS WITH APPLICATIONS, FOURTH EDITION provides a clear introduction to discrete mathematics. Renowned for her lucid, accessible prose, Epp explains complex, abstract concepts with clarity and precision. This book presents not only the major themes of discrete mathematics, but also the reasoning that underlies mathematical thought. Students develop the ability to think abstractly as they study the ideas of logic and proof. While learning about such concepts as logic circuits and computer addition, algorithm analysis, recursive thinking, computability, automata, cryptography, and combinatorics, students discover that the ideas of discrete mathematics underlie and are essential to the science and technology of the computer age. Overall, Epp's emphasis on reasoning provides students with a strong foundation for computer science and upper-level mathematics courses. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version. |

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User Review - TheNinthwave - LibraryThingI found the layout to be confusing and the examples and explanations to be thin, what was not covered in the course was hard to glean directly from the book. This book should have included more of the ... Read full review

Sorry, the I do not agree with the other reviews. This is a very confusing book and expensive! The examples are given with steps skipped, the sections give basic, very basic, examples and the exercises are very in depth with little explanation, making this a very frustrating semester for me!! The author clearly knows her subject, but maybe to well. When I spend this much on a text book, I expect it to be clear and understandable with the outcome that I actually learned something! I have learned very little and am very angry at one paying for a professor who selected this book and two paying the hefty price the publisher asks for this book!

### Contents

SPEAKING MATHEMATICALLY | 1 |

THE LOGIC OF COMPOUND STATEMENTS | 23 |

THE LOGIC OF QUANTIFIED STATEMENTS | 96 |

ELEMENTARY NUMBER THEORY AND METHODS OF PROOF | 145 |

SEQUENCES MATHEMATICAL INDUCTION AND RECURSION | 227 |

SET THEORY | 336 |

FUNCTIONS | 383 |

RELATIONS | 442 |

COUNTING AND PROBABILITY | 516 |