Pub. Date:
Discrete Mathematics, Student Solutions Manual: Mathematical Reasoning and Proof with Puzzles, Patterns, and Games / Edition 1

Discrete Mathematics, Student Solutions Manual: Mathematical Reasoning and Proof with Puzzles, Patterns, and Games / Edition 1

by Douglas E. Ensley, J. Winston Crawley
Current price is , Original price is $81.75. You

Temporarily Out of Stock Online

Please check back later for updated availability.


Did you know that games and puzzles have given birth to many of today's deepest mathematical subjects? Now, with Douglas Ensley and Winston Crawley's Introduction to Discrete Mathematics, you can explore mathematical writing, abstract structures, counting, discrete probability, and graph theory, through games, puzzles, patterns, magic tricks, and real-world problems. You will discover how new mathematical topics can be applied to everyday situations, learn how to work with proofs, and develop your problem-solving skills along the way.

Online applications help improve your mathematical reasoning.
Highly intriguing, interactive Flash-based applications illustrate key mathematical concepts and help you develop your ability to reason mathematically, solve problems, and work with proofs. Explore More icons in the text direct you to online activities at

Improve your grade with the Student Solutions Manual.
A supplementary Student Solutions Manual contains more detailed solutions to selected exercises in the text.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471760979
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/10/2006
Edition description: Student Solutions Manual
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 898,369
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Doug Ensley is a full professor at Shippenshburg University with a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon. He is an active participant in national and regional committees determining the future of the discrete math curriculum, and he regularly speaks at Joint Math and MathFest.

Winston Crawley is a full professor and chair of the math department at Shippensburg University. He has a Ph.D. from University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Crawley developed the undergraduate computer science curriculum at Shippensburg.

Table of Contents

1. Puzzles, Patterns, and Mathematical Language.

2. A Primer of Mathematical Writing.

3. Sets and Boolean Algebra.

4. Functions and Relations.

5. Combinatorics.

6. Probability.

7. Graphs and Trees.

Appendix A: Rules of the Game.

Appendix B: Matrices and Their Operations.

Selected Answers and Hints.

References and Further Reading.


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews