Discrete Mathematics: Elementary and Beyond / Edition 1

Discrete Mathematics: Elementary and Beyond / Edition 1

by Laszlo Lovasz, Ch L. Hemleben, Jozsef Pelikan
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0387955852

ISBN-13: 9780387955858

Pub. Date: 01/27/2003

Publisher: Springer New York

Aimed at undergraduate mathematics and computer science students, this book is an excellent introduction to a lot of problems of discrete mathematics. It discusses a number of selected results and methods, mostly from areas of combinatorics and graph theory, and it uses proofs and problem solving to help students understand the solutions to problems. Numerous

Overview

Aimed at undergraduate mathematics and computer science students, this book is an excellent introduction to a lot of problems of discrete mathematics. It discusses a number of selected results and methods, mostly from areas of combinatorics and graph theory, and it uses proofs and problem solving to help students understand the solutions to problems. Numerous examples, figures, and exercises are spread throughout the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387955858
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
01/27/2003
Series:
Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics Series
Edition description:
2003
Pages:
284
Sales rank:
1,072,418
Product dimensions:
0.64(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

* Preface
• Let us count!
• Combinatorial tools
• Binomial Coefficients and Pascal's Triangle
• Fibonacci numbers
• Combinatorial probability
• Integers, divisors, and primes
• Graphs
• Trees
• Finding the optimum
• Matchings in graphs
• Combinatorics in geometry
• Euler's formula
• Coloring maps and graphs
• Finite geometries, codes, Latin squares, and other pretty creatures
• A glimpse of complexity and cryptography
• Answers to exercises

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