Search results for: discrete-mathematics-with-ducks

Discrete Mathematics with Ducks

Author : sarah-marie belcastro
File Size : 88.43 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 393
Read : 272
Download »
Containing exercises and materials that engage students at all levels, Discrete Mathematics with Ducks presents a gentle introduction for students who find the proofs and abstractions of mathematics challenging. This classroom-tested text uses discrete mathematics as the context for introducing proofwriting. Facilitating effective and active learning, each chapter contains a mixture of discovery activities, expository text, in-class exercises, and homework problems. Elementary exercises at the end of each expository section prompt students to review the material Try This! sections encourage students to construct fundamental components of the concepts, theorems, and proofs discussed. Sets of discovery problems and illustrative examples reinforce learning. Bonus sections can be used for take-home exams, projects, or further study Instructor Notes sections offer suggestions on how to use the material in each chapter Discrete Mathematics with Ducks offers students a diverse introduction to the field and a solid foundation for further study in discrete mathematics and complies with SIGCSE guidelines. The book shows how combinatorics and graph theory are used in both computer science and mathematics.

Discrete Mathematics with Ducks

Author : sarah-marie belcastro
File Size : 83.34 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 541
Read : 832
Download »
Discrete Mathematics with Ducks, Second Edition is a gentle introduction for students who find the proofs and abstractions of mathematics challenging. At the same time, it provides stimulating material that instructors can use for more advanced students. The first edition was widely well received, with its whimsical writing style and numerous exercises and materials that engaged students at all levels. The new, expanded edition continues to facilitate effective and active learning. It is designed to help students learn about discrete mathematics through problem-based activities. These are created to inspire students to understand mathematics by actively practicing and doing, which helps students better retain what they’ve learned. As such, each chapter contains a mixture of discovery-based activities, projects, expository text, in-class exercises, and homework problems. The author’s lively and friendly writing style is appealing to both instructors and students alike and encourages readers to learn. The book’s light-hearted approach to the subject is a guiding principle and helps students learn mathematical abstraction. Features: The book’s Try This! sections encourage students to construct components of discussed concepts, theorems, and proofs Provided sets of discovery problems and illustrative examples reinforce learning Bonus sections can be used by instructors as part of their regular curriculum, for projects, or for further study

Student Handbook for Discrete Mathematics with Ducks

Author : sarah-marie belcastro
File Size : 44.93 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 896
Read : 1082
Download »
Student Handbook for Discrete Mathematics with Ducks is a Student Reference, Review, Supplemental Learning, and Example Handbook (SRRSLEH) that mirrors the content of the author’s popular textbook Discrete Mathematics with Ducks (DMwD). This handbook provides a review of key material, illustrative examples, and new problems with accompanying solutions that are helpful even for those using a traditional discrete mathematics textbook. Every chapter in SRRSLEH matches the corresponding chapter of DMwD. Chapters in SRRSLEH contain the following: A list of the notation introduced in the corresponding chapter A list of definitions that students need to know from the corresponding chapter Theorems/facts of note appearing in the corresponding chapter A list of proof techniques introduced, with templates and/or examples given for each one A selection of examples from DMwD, written out formally and briefly rather than colloquially as in DMwD A quick refresher for any discrete math student, this handbook enables students to find information easily and reminds them of the terms and results they should know during their course. Read reviews of DMwD.

Discrete Mathematics

Author : James L. Hein
File Size : 32.71 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 653
Read : 340
Download »
Winner at the 46th Annual New England Book Show (2003) in the "College Covers & Jackets" category This introduction to discrete mathematics prepares future computer scientists, engineers, and mathematicians for success by providing extensive and concentrated coverage of logic, functions, algorithmic analysis, and algebraic structures. Discrete Mathematics, Second Edition illustrates the relationships between key concepts through its thematic organization and provides a seamless transition between subjects. Distinct for the depth with which it covers logic, this text emphasizes problem solving and the application of theory as it carefully guides the reader from basic to more complex topics. Discrete Mathematics is an ideal resource for discovering the fundamentals of discrete math. Discrete Mathematics, Second Edition is designed for an introductory course in discrete mathematics for the prospective computer scientist, applied mathematician, or engineer who wants to learn how the ideas apply to computer sciences.The choice of topics-and the breadth of coverage-reflects the desire to provide students with the foundations needed to successfully complete courses at the upper division level in undergraduate computer science courses. This book differs in several ways from current books about discrete mathematics.It presents an elementary and unified introduction to a collection of topics that has not been available in a single source.A major feature of the book is the unification of the material so that it does not fragment into a collection of seemingly unrelated ideas.

Discrete Mathematics

Author : Jean Gallier
File Size : 27.9 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 212
Read : 287
Download »
This books gives an introduction to discrete mathematics for beginning undergraduates. One of original features of this book is that it begins with a presentation of the rules of logic as used in mathematics. Many examples of formal and informal proofs are given. With this logical framework firmly in place, the book describes the major axioms of set theory and introduces the natural numbers. The rest of the book is more standard. It deals with functions and relations, directed and undirected graphs, and an introduction to combinatorics. There is a section on public key cryptography and RSA, with complete proofs of Fermat's little theorem and the correctness of the RSA scheme, as well as explicit algorithms to perform modular arithmetic. The last chapter provides more graph theory. Eulerian and Hamiltonian cycles are discussed. Then, we study flows and tensions and state and prove the max flow min-cut theorem. We also discuss matchings, covering, bipartite graphs.

Discrete Mathematics for New Technology Second Edition

Author : Rowan Garnier
File Size : 54.18 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 939
Read : 673
Download »
Updated and expanded, Discrete Mathematics for New Technology, Second Edition provides a sympathetic and accessible introduction to discrete mathematics, including the core mathematics requirements for undergraduate computer science students. The approach is comprehensive yet maintains an easy-to-follow progression from the basic mathematical ideas to the more sophisticated concepts examined in the latter stages of the book. Although the theory is presented rigorously, it is illustrated by the frequent use of pertinent examples and is further reinforced with exercises-some with hints and solutions-to enable the reader to achieve a comprehensive understanding of the subject at hand. New to the Second Edition Numerous new examples and exercises designed to illustrate and reinforce mathematical concepts and facilitate students' progression through the topics New sections on typed set theory and an introduction to formal specification Presenting material that is at the foundations of mathematics itself, Discrete Mathematics for New Technology is a readable, friendly textbook designed for non-mathematicians as well as for computing and mathematics undergraduates alike.

Introductory Discrete Mathematics

Author : V. K. Balakrishnan
File Size : 56.53 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 376
Read : 1042
Download »
This concise, undergraduate-level text focuses on combinatorics, graph theory with applications to some standard network optimization problems, and algorithms. Geared toward mathematics and computer science majors, it emphasizes applications, offering more than 200 exercises to help students test their grasp of the material and providing answers to selected exercises. 1991 edition.

Discrete Mathematics

Author : Rajendra Akerkar
File Size : 21.18 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 269
Read : 487
Download »

Discrete Mathematics with Applications

Author : Thomas Koshy
File Size : 20.70 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 304
Read : 925
Download »
This approachable text studies discrete objects and the relationsips that bind them. It helps students understand and apply the power of discrete math to digital computer systems and other modern applications. It provides excellent preparation for courses in linear algebra, number theory, and modern/abstract algebra and for computer science courses in data structures, algorithms, programming languages, compilers, databases, and computation. * Covers all recommended topics in a self-contained, comprehensive, and understandable format for students and new professionals * Emphasizes problem-solving techniques, pattern recognition, conjecturing, induction, applications of varying nature, proof techniques, algorithm development and correctness, and numeric computations * Weaves numerous applications into the text * Helps students learn by doing with a wealth of examples and exercises: - 560 examples worked out in detail - More than 3,700 exercises - More than 150 computer assignments - More than 600 writing projects * Includes chapter summaries of important vocabulary, formulas, and properties, plus the chapter review exercises * Features interesting anecdotes and biographies of 60 mathematicians and computer scientists * Instructor's Manual available for adopters * Student Solutions Manual available separately for purchase (ISBN: 0124211828)

Invitation to Discrete Mathematics

Author : Ji%rí Matousek
File Size : 76.28 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 445
Read : 480
Download »
Invitation to Discrete Mathematics is an introduction and a thoroughly comprehensive text at the same time. A lively and entertaining style with mathematical precision and maturity uniquely combine into an intellectual happening and should delight the interested reader. A master example of teaching contemporary discrete mathematics, and of teaching science in general.

Relations and Graphs

Author : Gunther Schmidt
File Size : 69.67 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 887
Read : 622
Download »
Relational methods can be found at various places in computer science, notably in data base theory, relational semantics of concurrency, relationaltype theory, analysis of rewriting systems, and modern programming language design. In addition, they appear in algorithms analysis and in the bulk of discrete mathematics taught to computer scientists. This book is devoted to the background of these methods. It explains how to use relational and graph-theoretic methods systematically in computer science. A powerful formal framework of relational algebra is developed with respect to applications to a diverse range of problem areas. Results are first motivated by practical examples, often visualized by both Boolean 0-1-matrices and graphs, and then derived algebraically.

Discrete Mathematics

Author : Rowan Garnier
File Size : 77.72 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 942
Read : 840
Download »
In a comprehensive yet easy-to-follow manner, Discrete Mathematics for New Technology follows the progression from the basic mathematical concepts covered by the GCSE in the UK and by high-school algebra in the USA to the more sophisticated mathematical concepts examined in the latter stages of the book. The book punctuates the rigorous treatment of theory with frequent uses of pertinent examples and exercises, enabling readers to achieve a feel for the subject at hand. The exercise hints and solutions are provided at the end of the book. Topics covered include logic and the nature of mathematical proof, set theory, relations and functions, matrices and systems of linear equations, algebraic structures, Boolean algebras, and a thorough treatise on graph theory. Although aimed primarily at computer science students, the structured development of the mathematics enables this text to be used by undergraduate mathematicians, scientists, and others who require an understanding of discrete mathematics.

Discrete Mathematics

Author : L. Lovász
File Size : 32.62 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 568
Read : 1018
Download »
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.

Discrete Mathematics

Author :
File Size : 30.73 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 678
Read : 904
Download »

Foundations of Discrete Mathematics

Author : K. D. Joshi
File Size : 20.51 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 370
Read : 332
Download »
This Book Is Meant To Be More Than Just A Text In Discrete Mathematics. It Is A Forerunner Of Another Book Applied Discrete Structures By The Same Author. The Ultimate Goal Of The Two Books Are To Make A Strong Case For The Inclusion Of Discrete Mathematics In The Undergraduate Curricula Of Mathematics By Creating A Sequence Of Courses In Discrete Mathematics Parallel To The Traditional Sequence Of Calculus-Based Courses.The Present Book Covers The Foundations Of Discrete Mathematics In Seven Chapters. It Lays A Heavy Emphasis On Motivation And Attempts Clarity Without Sacrificing Rigour. A List Of Typical Problems Is Given In The First Chapter. These Problems Are Used Throughout The Book To Motivate Various Concepts. A Review Of Logic Is Included To Gear The Reader Into A Proper Frame Of Mind. The Basic Counting Techniques Are Covered In Chapters 2 And 7. Those In Chapter 2 Are Elementary. But They Are Intentionally Covered In A Formal Manner So As To Acquaint The Reader With The Traditional Definition-Theorem-Proof Pattern Of Mathematics. Chapters 3 Introduces Abstraction And Shows How The Focal Point Of Todays Mathematics Is Not Numbers But Sets Carrying Suitable Structures. Chapter 4 Deals With Boolean Algebras And Their Applications. Chapters 5 And 6 Deal With More Traditional Topics In Algebra, Viz., Groups, Rings, Fields, Vector Spaces And Matrices.The Presentation Is Elementary And Presupposes No Mathematical Maturity On The Part Of The Reader. Instead, Comments Are Inserted Liberally To Increase His Maturity. Each Chapter Has Four Sections. Each Section Is Followed By Exercises (Of Various Degrees Of Difficulty) And By Notes And Guide To Literature. Answers To The Exercises Are Provided At The End Of The Book.

A Logical Approach to Discrete Math

Author : David Gries
File Size : 54.69 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 480
Read : 355
Download »
Here, the authors strive to change the way logic and discrete math are taught in computer science and mathematics: while many books treat logic simply as another topic of study, this one is unique in its willingness to go one step further. The book traets logic as a basic tool which may be applied in essentially every other area.

Discrete Mathematics for Computing

Author : Peter Grossman
File Size : 29.89 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 451
Read : 587
Download »
Discrete Mathematics for Computing presents the essential mathematics needed for the study of computing and information systems. The subject is covered in a gentle and informal style, but without compromising the need for correct methodology. It is perfect for students with a limited background in mathematics. This new edition includes: • An expanded section on encryption • Additional examples of the ways in which theory can be applied to problems in computing • Many more exercises covering a range of levels, from the basic to the more advanced This book is ideal for students taking a one-semester introductory course in discrete mathematics - particularly for first year undergraduates studying Computing and Information Systems. PETER GROSSMAN has worked in both MA26 and industrial roles as a mathematician and computing professional. As a lecturer in mathematics, he was responsible for coordinating and developing mathematics courses for Computing students. He has also applied his skills in areas as diverse as calculator design, irrigation systems and underground mine layouts. He lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.

Discrete Mathematics

Author : Martin Aigner
File Size : 21.72 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 178
Read : 283
Download »
The advent of fast computers and the search for efficient algorithms revolutionized combinatorics and brought about the field of discrete mathematics. This book is an introduction to the main ideas and results of discrete mathematics, and with its emphasis on algorithms it should be interesting to mathematicians and computer scientists alike. The book is organized into three parts: enumeration, graphs and algorithms, and algebraic systems. There are 600 exercises with hints andsolutions to about half of them. The only prerequisites for understanding everything in the book are linear algebra and calculus at the undergraduate level. Praise for the German edition ... This book is a well-written introduction to discrete mathematics and is highly recommended to every student ofmathematics and computer science as well as to teachers of these topics. --Konrad Engel for MathSciNet Martin Aigner is a professor of mathematics at the Free University of Berlin. He received his PhD at the University of Vienna and has held a number of positions in the USA and Germany before moving to Berlin. He is the author of several books on discrete mathematics, graph theory, and the theory of search. The Monthly article Turan's graph theorem earned him a 1995 Lester R. Ford Prize of theMAA for expository writing, and his book Proofs from the BOOK with Gunter M. Ziegler has been an international success with translations into 12 languages.

Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics

Author : T. Sengadir
File Size : 52.17 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 199
Read : 1044
Download »
Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics provides a concise and practical introduction to the core components of discrete mathematics, featuring a balanced mix of basic theories and applications. The book covers both fundamental concepts such as sets and logic, as well as advanced topics such as graph theory and Turing machines. The example-driven approach will help readers in understanding and applying the concepts. Other pedagogical tools - illustrations, practice questions, and suggested reading - facilitate learning and mastering the subject."--Cover.

Discrete Mathematics

Author : T. Veerarajan
File Size : 35.54 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 356
Read : 1193
Download »
This book contains a judicious mix of concepts and solved examples that make it ideal for the beginners taking the Discrete Mathematics course. Features Exhaustive coverage of Set Theory. Comprehensive coverage of Graph Theory and Combinatorics. Excellent discussion of Group theory applications-Coding. Detailed explanation of the solution procedure of the worked examples. Pedagogy includes 341 solved examples 566 short answer questions 556 descriptive questions Over 500 figures and tables