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Topics In Finite And Discrete Mathematics

Author : Sheldon M. Ross
ISBN : 052177571X
Genre : Mathematics
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A text for engineering students with many examples not normally found in finite mathematics courses, first published in 2000.

Discrete Mathematics Research Progress

Author : Kenneth Brian Moore
ISBN : 1604561238
Genre : Mathematics
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Discrete mathematics, also called finite mathematics or Decision Maths, is the study of mathematical structures that are fundamentally discrete, in the sense of not supporting or requiring the notion of continuity. Most, if not all, of the objects studied in finite mathematics are countable sets, such as integers, finite graphs, and formal languages. Discrete mathematics has become popular in recent decades because of its applications to computer science. Concepts and notations from discrete mathematics are useful to study or describe objects or problems in computer algorithms and programming languages. In some mathematics curricula, finite mathematics courses cover discrete mathematical concepts for business, while discrete mathematics courses emphasise concepts for computer science majors.

Finite And Discrete Math Problem Solver

Author : Research & Education Association Editors
ISBN : 0738668338
Genre : Mathematics
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h Problem Solver is an insightful and essential study and solution guide chock-full of clear, concise problem-solving gems. All your questions can be found in one convenient source from one of the most trusted names in reference solution guides. More useful, more practical, and more informative, these study aids are the best review books and textbook companions available. Nothing remotely as comprehensive or as helpful exists in their subject anywhere. Perfect for undergraduate and graduate studies. Here in this highly useful reference is the finest overview of finite and discrete math currently available, with hundreds of finite and discrete math problems that cover everything from graph theory and statistics to probability and Boolean algebra. Each problem is clearly solved with step-by-step detailed solutions. DETAILS - The PROBLEM SOLVERS are unique - the ultimate in study guides. - They are ideal for helping students cope with the toughest subjects. - They greatly simplify study and learning tasks. - They enable students to come to grips with difficult problems by showing them the way, step-by-step, toward solving problems. As a result, they save hours of frustration and time spent on groping for answers and understanding. - They cover material ranging from the elementary to the advanced in each subject. - They work exceptionally well with any text in its field. - PROBLEM SOLVERS are available in 41 subjects. - Each PROBLEM SOLVER is prepared by supremely knowledgeable experts. - Most are over 1000 pages. - PROBLEM SOLVERS are not meant to be read cover to cover. They offer whatever may be needed at a given time. An excellent index helps to locate specific problems rapidly. TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction Chapter 1: Logic Statements, Negations, Conjunctions, and Disjunctions Truth Table and Proposition Calculus Conditional and Biconditional Statements Mathematical Induction Chapter 2: Set Theory Sets and Subsets Set Operations Venn Diagram Cartesian Product Applications Chapter 3: Relations Relations and Graphs Inverse Relations and Composition of Relations Properties of Relations Equivalence Relations Chapter 4: Functions Functions and Graphs Surjective, Injective, and Bijective Functions Chapter 5: Vectors and Matrices Vectors Matrix Arithmetic The Inverse and Rank of a Matrix Determinants Matrices and Systems of Equations, Cramer's Rule Special Kinds of Matrices Chapter 6: Graph Theory Graphs and Directed Graphs Matrices and Graphs Isomorphic and Homeomorphic Graphs Planar Graphs and Colorations Trees Shortest Path(s) Maximum Flow Chapter 7: Counting and Binomial Theorem Factorial Notation Counting Principles Permutations Combinations The Binomial Theorem Chapter 8: Probability Probability Conditional Probability and Bayes' Theorem Chapter 9: Statistics Descriptive Statistics Probability Distributions The Binomial and Joint Distributions Functions of Random Variables Expected Value Moment Generating Function Special Discrete Distributions Normal Distributions Special Continuous Distributions Sampling Theory Confidence Intervals Point Estimation Hypothesis Testing Regression and Correlation Analysis Non-Parametric Methods Chi-Square and Contingency Tables Miscellaneous Applications Chapter 10: Boolean Algebra Boolean Algebra and Boolean Functions Minimization Switching Circuits Chapter 11: Linear Programming and the Theory of Games Systems of Linear Inequalities Geometric Solutions and Dual of Linear Programming Problems The Simplex Method Linear Programming - Advanced Methods Integer Programming The Theory of Games Index WHAT THIS BOOK IS FOR Students have generally found finite and discrete math difficult subjects to understand and learn. Despite the publication of hundreds of textbooks in this field, each one intended to provide an improvement over previous textbooks, students of finite and discrete math continue to remain perplexed as a result of numerous subject areas that must be remembered and correlated when solving problems. Various interpretations of finite and discrete math terms also contribute to the difficulties of mastering the subject. In a study of finite and discrete math, REA found the following basic reasons underlying the inherent difficulties of finite and discrete math: No systematic rules of analysis were ever developed to follow in a step-by-step manner to solve typically encountered problems. This results from numerous different conditions and principles involved in a problem that leads to many possible different solution methods. To prescribe a set of rules for each of the possible variations would involve an enormous number of additional steps, making this task more burdensome than solving the problem directly due to the expectation of much trial and error. Current textbooks normally explain a given principle in a few pages written by a finite and discrete math professional who has insight into the subject matter not shared by others. These explanations are often written in an abstract manner that causes confusion as to the principle's use and application. Explanations then are often not sufficiently detailed or extensive enough to make the reader aware of the wide range of applications and different aspects of the principle being studied. The numerous possible variations of principles and their applications are usually not discussed, and it is left to the reader to discover this while doing exercises. Accordingly, the average student is expected to rediscover that which has long been established and practiced, but not always published or adequately explained. The examples typically following the explanation of a topic are too few in number and too simple to enable the student to obtain a thorough grasp of the involved principles. The explanations do not provide sufficient basis to solve problems that may be assigned for homework or given on examinations. Poorly solved examples such as these can be presented in abbreviated form which leaves out much explanatory material between steps, and as a result requires the reader to figure out the missing information. This leaves the reader with an impression that the problems and even the subject are hard to learn - completely the opposite of what an example is supposed to do. Poor examples are often worded in a confusing or obscure way. They might not state the nature of the problem or they present a solution, which appears to have no direct relation to the problem. These problems usually offer an overly general discussion - never revealing how or what is to be solved. Many examples do not include accompanying diagrams or graphs, denying the reader the exposure necessary for drawing good diagrams and graphs. Such practice only strengthens understanding by simplifying and organizing finite and discrete math processes. Students can learn the subject only by doing the exercises themselves and reviewing them in class, obtaining experience in applying the principles with their different ramifications. In doing the exercises by themselves, students find that they are required to devote considerable more time to finite and discrete math than to other subjects, because they are uncertain with regard to the selection and application of the theorems and principles involved. It is also often necessary for students to discover those "tricks" not revealed in their texts (or review books) that make it possible to solve problems easily. Students must usually resort to methods of trial and error to discover these "tricks," therefore finding out that they may sometimes spend several hours to solve a single problem. When reviewing the exercises in classrooms, instructors usually request students to take turns in writing solutions on the boards and explaining them to the class. Students often find it difficult to explain in a manner that holds the interest of the class, and enables the remaining students to follow the material written on the boards. The remaining students in the class are thus too occupied with copying the material off the boards to follow the professor's explanations. This book is intended to aid students in finite and discrete math overcome the difficulties described by supplying detailed illustrations of the solution methods that are usually not apparent to students. Solution methods are illustrated by problems that have been selected from those most often assigned for class work and given on examinations. The problems are arranged in order of complexity to enable students to learn and understand a particular topic by reviewing the problems in sequence. The problems are illustrated with detailed, step-by-step explanations, to save the students large amounts of time that is often needed to fill in the gaps that are usually found between steps of illustrations in textbooks or review/outline books. The staff of REA considers finite and discrete math a subject that is best learned by allowing students to view the methods of analysis and solution techniques. This learning approach is similar to that practiced in various scientific laboratories, particularly in the medical fields. In using this book, students may review and study the illustrated problems at their own pace; students are not limited to the time such problems receive in the classroom. When students want to look up a particular type of problem and solution, they can readily locate it in the book by referring to the index that has been extensively prepared. It is also possible to locate a particular type of problem by glancing at just the material within the boxed portions. Each problem is numbered and surrounded by a heavy black border for speedy identification.

Discrete Mathematics With Proof

Author : Eric Gossett
ISBN : 9780470457931
Genre : Mathematics
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"Discrete mathematics has become increasingly popular in recent years due to its growing applications in the field of computer science. - Discrete Mathematics with Proof, Second Edition continues to facilitate an up-to-date understanding of this important topic, exposing readers to a wide range of modern and technological applications. Assuming only a basic background in calculus, Discrete Mathematics with Proof, Second Edition is an excellent book for mathematics and computer science courses at the undergraduate level. - It is also a valuable resource for professionals in various technical fields who would like an introduction to discrete mathematics."--Jacket.

Discrete Mathematics With Combinatorics

Author : James Andrew Anderson
ISBN : 0130869988
Genre : Combinatorial analysis
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This carefully organized, very readable book covers every essential topic in discrete mathematics in a logical fashion. Placing each topic in context, it covers concepts associated with discrete mathematical systems that have applications in computer science, engineering, and mathematics. The author introduces more basic concepts at the freshman level than are found in other books, in a simple, accessible form. Introductory material is balanced with extensive coverage of graphs, trees, recursion, algebra, theory of computing, and combinatorics. Extensive examples throughout the text reinforce concepts. More combinatorics/algebraic structures than in most books. Detailed discussion of and strong emphasis on proofs. Extensive, in-depth presentation of topics. Large selection of applied and computational problems, ranging from the elementary to the more advanced. More topics in probability and more statistical interpretations than other texts. Comprehensive discussion of topics such as finite state machines, automata, and languages. Earlier introduction of matrices and relations, Boolean algebras and circuits than most texts. Includes algorithms for many constructive tasks that occur in discrete systems.

Schaum S Outline Of Discrete Mathematics 3rd Ed

Author : Seymour Lipschutz
ISBN : 9780071511018
Genre : Mathematics
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This is a topic that becomes increasingly important every year as the digital age extends and grows more encompassing in every facet of life Discrete mathematics, the study of finite systems has become more important as the computer age has advanced, as computer arithmetic, logic, and combinatorics have become standard topics in the discipline. For mathematics majors it is one of the core required courses. This new edition will bring the outline into synch with Rosen, McGraw-Hill’s bestselling textbook in the field as well as up to speed in the current curriculum. New material will include expanded coverage of logic, the rules of inference and basic types of proofs in mathematical reasoning. This will give students a better understanding of proofs of facts about sets and functions. There will be increased emphasis on discrete probability and aspects of probability theory, and greater accessibility to counting techniques. This new edition features: Counting chapter will have new material on generalized combinations New chapter on computer arithmetic, with binary and hexagon addition and multiplication New Cryptology chapter including substitution and RSA method This outline is the perfect supplement to any course in discrete math and can also serve as a stand-alone textbook

Topics In Discrete Mathematics

Author : Satinder Bal Gupta
ISBN : 8170089522
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Topics In Discrete Mathematics

Author : Martin Klazar
ISBN : 9783540337003
Genre : Mathematics
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This book comprises a collection of high quality papers in selected topics of Discrete Mathematics, to celebrate the 60th birthday of Professor Jarik Nešetril. Leading experts have contributed survey and research papers in the areas of Algebraic Combinatorics, Combinatorial Number Theory, Game theory, Ramsey Theory, Graphs and Hypergraphs, Homomorphisms, Graph Colorings and Graph Embeddings.

Discrete Mathematics

Author : Martin Aigner
ISBN : 0821886150
Genre : Mathematics
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The advent of fast computers and the search for efficient algorithms revolutionized combinatorics and brought about the field of discrete mathematics. This book is an introduction to the main ideas and results of discrete mathematics, and with its emphasis on algorithms it should be interesting to mathematicians and computer scientists alike. The book is organized into three parts: enumeration, graphs and algorithms, and algebraic systems. There are 600 exercises with hints andsolutions to about half of them. The only prerequisites for understanding everything in the book are linear algebra and calculus at the undergraduate level. Praise for the German edition ... This book is a well-written introduction to discrete mathematics and is highly recommended to every student ofmathematics and computer science as well as to teachers of these topics. --Konrad Engel for MathSciNet Martin Aigner is a professor of mathematics at the Free University of Berlin. He received his PhD at the University of Vienna and has held a number of positions in the USA and Germany before moving to Berlin. He is the author of several books on discrete mathematics, graph theory, and the theory of search. The Monthly article Turan's graph theorem earned him a 1995 Lester R. Ford Prize of theMAA for expository writing, and his book Proofs from the BOOK with Gunter M. Ziegler has been an international success with translations into 12 languages.

Resources For Teaching Discrete Mathematics

Author : Brian Hopkins
ISBN : 0883851849
Genre : Mathematics
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Resources for Teaching Discrete Mathematics presents nineteen classroom tested projects complete with student handouts, solutions, and notes to the instructor. Topics range from a first day activity that motivates proofs to applications of discrete mathematics to chemistry, biology, and data storage. Other projects provide: supplementary material on classic topics such as the towers of Hanoi and the Josephus problem, how to use a calculator to explore various course topics, how to employ Cuisenaire rods to examine the Fibonacci numbers and other sequences, and how you can use plastic pipes to create a geodesic dome. The book contains eleven history modules that allow students to explore topics in their original context. Sources range from eleventh century Chinese figures that prompted Leibniz to write on binary arithmetic, to a 1959 article on automata theory. Excerpts include: Pascal's "Treatise on the Arithmetical Triangle," Hamilton's "Account of the Icosian Game," and Cantor's (translated) "Contributions to the Founding of the Theory of Transfinite Numbers." Five articles complete the book. Three address extensions of standard discrete mathematics content: an exploration of historical counting problems with attention to discovering formulas, a discussion of how computers store graphs, and a survey connecting the principle of inclusion-exclusion to Möbius inversion. Finally, there are two articles on pedagogy specifically related to discrete mathematics courses: a summary of adapting a group discovery method to larger classes, and a discussion of using logic in encouraging students to construct proofs.

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