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Discrete and Combinatorial Mathematics Paperback – 2011

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Description This fifth edition of Discrete and Combinatorial Mathematics: An Applied Introductioncontinues to improve on the features that have made it themarket leader. The text is flexibly organized, enabling instructorsto adapt the book to their particular courses. Excellent exercise sets allow students to perfect skillsthrough practice. This new edition continues to feature variouscomputer science applications, making this the ideal text forpreparing students for advanced study. Historical reviews and biographies bring a human element to their assignments. Chapter summaries allow students to review what they have learned. Expanded treatment of discrete probability in Chapter 3. New material on cryptology, private-key cryptosystems in Chapter 13, public-key RSA cryptosystems in Chapter 15. Fundamental Principles of Counting Fundamentals of Logic Set theory Properties of the integers:Mathematical Induction Relations and Functions Language:Finite State Machines Relations:The Second Time Around The Principle of Inclusion and Exclusion Generating Functions Recurrence Relations An introduction to graph theory Trees Rings and modular arithmetic Boolean algebra and switching functions Algebraic structures,semigroups,monoids,groups,coding theory and polya's method of enumeration Finite fields and combinatorial designs Solved Question Papers

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  • Paperback: 1100 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson Education (2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 813175894X
  • ISBN-13: 978-8131758946
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 20 x 4.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,24,242 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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this book doesnot cover set theory relations POSET in details....otherwise a good book
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Amazon.com: 3.9 out of 5 stars 20 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Book hasnt changed 26 May 2014
By Old Timer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Good book, lots of examples. Nothing really changes between editions, the professor said we could get pretty much any version we wanted and this one was affordable so got it.
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect BOok 15 December 2013
By Agustin - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I strongly recommend this book to anyone who studies computer science at collage.
Great book of discrete mathematics.

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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent experience 9 April 2010
By W Wu - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
delivered on time as promised. book in excellent condition. won't hesitate to buy from this buyer again. 100% satisfied.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent overview of Discrete Mathematics for CS people 21 October 1999
By Carlos Ordonez - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book is perhaps the best reference for Discrete Math I have seen. The book is comprehensive. It gives an introduction to many topics every CS coding theory, number theory, partial orders, even automata. There are many examples and illustrations to understand the material. There are plenty of excercises. The text is well written; no errors or typos. It would be nice if the book had more proofs.
19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A math book that's actually understandable 25 April 2000
By wonderrat - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Finally! A math book which is acutally well written, has enough examples to illustrate key concepts, and has enough problems to keep the math student busy. Discrete mathematics is a fairly involved subject and books on the topic range from relatively basic to extremely difficult treatises which only a PhD or a math professor could understand. Discrete and Combinatorial Mathematics : An Applied Introduction by Ralph Grimaldi is a book which will appeal to both sides of the spectrum. The book is written so that most undergraduate students will have little difficulty understanding, but graduate students will also find it indispensable as a reference. The illustrated examples are actually relevant to the homework problems, which is often missing in mathematical texts. Finally, the book does not try to overwhelm the reader with lofty proofs or stilted language. Each chapter builds on the previous subjects learned. That's all I can ask for in a math text. I like the coverage of combinatorics in the first chapter, which does a better job than many probability textbooks. And be sure to understand Euclid's theroem and the examples given in the book. Quite a few high-tech companies will ask you about the problem Grimaldi gives as an example of Euclid's theorem in their job interviews.