Discrete and Combinatorial Mathematics: An Applied Introduction

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Addison-Wesley Longman, 1999 - Computers - 791 pages
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*Appropriate for four different courses: Discrete Mathematics; Combinatorics; Graph Theory; Modern Applied Algebra. *Flexible, modular organization. *This text has an enhanced mathematical approach, with carefully thought out examples, including many examples with computer sciences applications. *Carefully thought-out examples, including examples with computer science applications. Students can learn by reading the text. *The Fourth Edition has added more elementary problems, creating a larger variety of level within the problem sets which allows students to establish skills as they practice. *Chapter summaries allow the student to review what they have learned, while historical reviews and biographies bring a human element to their assignments. 1. Fundamentals of Discrete Mathematics. Fundamental Principles of Counting. The Rules of Sum and Product. Permutations. Combinations: . The Binomial Theorem. Combinations with Repetition: Distributions. An Application in the Physical Sciences (Optional). 2. Fundamentals of Logic. Basic Connectives and Truth Tables. Logical Equivalence: The Laws of Logic. Logical Implication: Rules of Inference. The Use of Quantifiers. Quantifiers, Definiti

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I had the fortune to be educated in the ways of discrete mathematics by the author of this book. Dr. Grimaldi taught his class very well, and made the information within its pages stand out to the ... Read full review

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Lots of content, and lots of exercises. It's a fifth edition, so it has stood the test of time and has relatively few errors or glaring flaws. But the writing is awful, and the presentation of somes ... Read full review

Contents

Fundamentals of Logic
47
Set Theory
127
Mathematical Induction
163
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