Discrete Mathematics with Ducks

Author: sarah-marie belcastro
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351683683
Format: PDF, ePub
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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
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498714056
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Diskrete Mathematik

Author: László Lovász
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3540275533
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Die diskrete Mathematik ist im Begriff, zu einem der wichtigsten Gebiete der mathematischen Forschung zu werden mit Anwendungen in der Kryptographie, der linearen Programmierung, der Kodierungstheorie und Informatik. Dieses Buch richtet sich an Studenten der Mathematik und Informatik, die ein Gefühl dafür entwickeln möchten, worum es in der Mathematik geht, wobei Mathematik hilfreich sein kann, und mit welcher Art Fragen sich Mathematiker auseinandersetzen. Die Autoren stellen eine Anzahl ausgewählter Ergebnisse und Methoden der diskreten Mathematik vor, hauptsächlich aus den Bereichen Kombinatorik und Graphentheorie, teilweise aber auch aus der Zahlentheorie, der Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung und der kombinatorischen Geometrie.Wo immer es möglich war, haben die Autoren Beweise und Problemlösungen verwendet, um den Studenten zu helfen, die Lösungen der Fragestellungen zu verstehen. Zusätzlich ist eine Vielzahl von Beispielen, Bildern und Übungsaufgaben über das Buch verteilt. László Lovász ist einer der Leiter der theoretischen Forschungsabteilung der Microsoft Corporation. Er hat 1999 den Wolf-Preis sowie den Gödel-Preis für die beste wissenschaftliche Veröffentlichung in der Informatik erhalten. József Pelikán ist Professor am Institut für Algebra und Zahlentheorie der Eötvös Loránd Universität in Budapest. Katalin Vesztergombi ist Senior Lecturer am Fachbereich Mathematik der Universität von Washington in Seattle.

Das BUCH der Beweise

Author: Martin Aigner
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3662577674
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Diese fünfte deutsche Auflage enthält ein ganz neues Kapitel über van der Waerdens Permanenten-Vermutung, sowie weitere neue, originelle und elegante Beweise in anderen Kapiteln. Aus den Rezensionen: “... es ist fast unmöglich, ein Mathematikbuch zu schreiben, das von jedermann gelesen und genossen werden kann, aber Aigner und Ziegler gelingt diese Meisterleistung in virtuosem Stil. [...] Dieses Buch erweist der Mathematik einen unschätzbaren Dienst, indem es Nicht-Mathematikern vorführt, was Mathematiker meinen, wenn sie über Schönheit sprechen.” Aus der Laudatio für den “Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition” 2018 "Was hier vorliegt ist eine Sammlung von Beweisen, die in das von Paul Erdös immer wieder zitierte BUCH gehören, das vom lieben (?) Gott verwahrt wird und das die perfekten Beweise aller mathematischen Sätze enthält. Manchmal lässt der Herrgott auch einige von uns Sterblichen in das BUCH blicken, und die so resultierenden Geistesblitze erhellen den Mathematikeralltag mit eleganten Argumenten, überraschenden Zusammenhängen und unerwarteten Volten." www.mathematik.de, Mai 2002 "Eine einzigartige Sammlung eleganter mathematischer Beweise nach der Idee von Paul Erdös, verständlich geschrieben von exzellenten Mathematikern. Dieses Buch gibt anregende Lösungen mit Aha-Effekt, auch für Nicht-Mathematiker." www.vismath.de "Ein prächtiges, äußerst sorgfältig und liebevoll gestaltetes Buch! Erdös hatte die Idee DES BUCHES, in dem Gott die perfekten Beweise mathematischer Sätze eingeschrieben hat. Das hier gedruckte Buch will eine "very modest approximation" an dieses BUCH sein.... Das Buch von Aigner und Ziegler ist gelungen ..." Mathematische Semesterberichte, November 1999 "Wer (wie ich) bislang vergeblich versucht hat, einen Blick ins BUCH zu werfen, wird begierig in Aigners und Zieglers BUCH der Beweise schmökern." www.mathematik.de, Mai 2002

Discrete Mathematics

Author: Martin Aigner
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 9780821886151
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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

Author: James L. Hein
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763722104
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Hein (Portland State U.) offers an introductory textbook that aims to give the reader a holistic understanding of discrete mathematics and computer science, through careful illustration of relationships between key concepts. Focusing on computation and the construction of objects, the text is organi

Introductory Discrete Mathematics

Author: V. K . Balakrishnan
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486140385
Format: PDF, ePub
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This concise, undergraduate-level text focuses on combinatorics, graph theory with applications to some standard network optimization problems, and algorithms. More than 200 exercises, many with complete solutions. 1991 edition.

A Beginner s Guide to Discrete Mathematics

Author: W.D. Wallis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780817682866
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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 reviews (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 Mathematics presents a detailed guide to discrete mathematics and its relationship to other mathematical subjects including set theory, probability, cryptography, graph theory, and number theory. This textbook has a distinctly applied orientation and explores a variety of applications. Key Features of the second edition: * Includes a new chapter on the theory of voting as well as numerous 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 exercise 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.

A First Course in Discrete Mathematics

Author: Ian Anderson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 085729315X
Format: PDF
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Drawing on many years'experience of teaching discrete mathem atics to students of all levels, Anderson introduces such as pects as enumeration, graph theory and configurations or arr angements. Starting with an introduction to counting and rel ated problems, he moves on to the basic ideas of graph theor y with particular emphasis on trees and planar graphs. He de scribes the inclusion-exclusion principle followed by partit ions of sets which in turn leads to a study of Stirling and Bell numbers. Then follows a treatment of Hamiltonian cycles, Eulerian circuits in graphs, and Latin squares as well as proof of Hall's theorem. He concludes with the constructions of schedules and a brief introduction to block designs. Each chapter is backed by a number of examples, with straightforw ard applications of ideas and more challenging problems.

Discrete Mathematics with Applications

Author: Thomas Koshy
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080477343
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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)