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Overview

Wallis's book on discrete mathematics is a resource for an introductory course in a subject fundamental to both mathematics and computer science, a course that is expected not only to cover certain specific topics but also to introduce students to important modes of thought specific to each discipline . . . Lower-division undergraduates through graduate students.
—Choice (Review of the First Edition)
Very appropriately entitled as a 'beginner's guide', this textbook presents itself as the first exposure to discrete mathematics and rigorous proof for the mathematics or computer science student.
—Zentralblatt MATH (Review of the First Edition)
This second edition of A Beginner’s Guide to Discrete Mathematicspresents a detailedguide to discrete mathematicsand its relationship to other mathematical subjects includingset theory, probability, cryptography, graph theory, and number theory.This textbookhas a distinctly applied orientation and explores a variety of applications.
Key features of the second edition:
* Includesa new chapter on the theory of voting as well asnumerous new examples and exercises throughout the book
* Introduces functions, vectors, matrices, number systems, scientific notations, and the representation of numbers in computers
* Provides examples, which then lead into easy practice problems throughout the text, and full exercises at the end of each chapter
*Full solutions for practice problems are provided at the end of the book
This text is intended for undergraduates in mathematics and computer science, however, featured special topics and applications may also interest graduate students.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817682859
  • Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag
  • Publication date: 10/7/2011
  • Edition description: 2nd ed. 2012
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 427
  • Sales rank: 1,250,382
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Properties of Numbers.- Sets and Data Structures.- Boolean Algebras and Circuits.- Relations and Functions.- The Theory of Counting.- Probability.- Graph Theory.- Matrices.- Number Theory and Cryptography.- The Theory of Voting.- Solutions to Practic Exercises.- Answers to Selected Exercises.- Index.

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