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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.

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 In The Schools

Author : Joseph G. Rosenstein
ISBN : 0821885782
Genre : Mathematics
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This book provides teachers of all levels with a great deal of valuable material to help them introduce discrete mathematics into their classrooms.

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.

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 NeŇ°etril. 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 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.

Discrete Mathematics Of Neural Networks

Author : Martin Anthony
ISBN : 9780898714807
Genre : Computers
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This concise, readable book provides a sampling of the very large, active, and expanding field of artificial neural network theory. It considers select areas of discrete mathematics linking combinatorics and the theory of the simplest types of artificial neural networks. Neural networks have emerged as a key technology in many fields of application, and an understanding of the theories concerning what such systems can and cannot do is essential. Some classical results are presented with accessible proofs, together with some more recent perspectives, such as those obtained by considering decision lists. In addition, probabilistic models of neural network learning are discussed. Graph theory, some partially ordered set theory, computational complexity, and discrete probability are among the mathematical topics involved. Pointers to further reading and an extensive bibliography make this book a good starting point for research in discrete mathematics and neural networks.

An Elementary Introduction To Mathematical Finance

Author : Sheldon M. Ross
ISBN : 0521814294
Genre : Business & Economics
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Contains a new chapter on optimization methods in finance, a new section on Value at Risk and Conditional Value at Risk, plus much more.

Finite And Infinite Combinatorics In Sets And Logic

Author : Norbert W Sauer
ISBN : 0792324226
Genre : Mathematics
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This volume contains the accounts of papers delivered at the Nato Advanced Study Institute on Finite and Infinite Combinatorics in Sets and Logic held at the Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada from April 21 to May 4, 1991. As the title suggests the meeting brought together workers interested in the interplay between finite and infinite combinatorics, set theory, graph theory and logic. It used to be that infinite set theory, finite combinatorics and logic could be viewed as quite separate and independent subjects. But more and more those disciplines grow together and become interdependent of each other with ever more problems and results appearing which concern all of those disciplines. I appreciate the financial support which was provided by the N. A. T. O. Advanced Study Institute programme, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of Calgary. 11l'te meeting on Finite and Infinite Combinatorics in Sets and Logic followed two other meetings on discrete mathematics held in Banff, the Symposium on Ordered Sets in 1981 and the Symposium on Graphs and Order in 1984. The growing inter-relation between the different areas in discrete mathematics is maybe best illustrated by the fact that many of the participants who were present at the previous meetings also attended this meeting on Finite and Infinite Combinatorics in Sets and Logic.

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