A First Course in Discrete Mathematics

Author: Ian Anderson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 085729315X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 200

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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.

A First Course in Discrete Mathematics

Author: John C. Molluzzo,Fred Buckley

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478634391

Category: Mathematics

Page: 507

View: 7786

This highly regarded work fills the need for a treatment of elementary discrete mathematics that provides a core of mathematical terminology and concepts as well as emphasizes computer applications. Includes numerous elementary applications to computing and examples with solutions.

Graphs

an introductory approach : a first course in discrete mathematics

Author: Robin J. Wilson,John J. Watkins

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mathematics

Page: 340

View: 1257

The only text available on graph theory at the freshman/sophomore level, it covers properties of graphs, presents numerous algorithms, and describes actual applications to chemistry, genetics, music, linguistics, control theory and the social sciences. Illustrated.

A First Course in Discrete Dynamical Systems

Author: Richard Holmgren

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1468402226

Category: Mathematics

Page: 214

View: 6913

An introduction to both topics in dynamical systems and mathematical thinking. In particular, the authors emphasize those parts of mathematical analysis necessary for understanding the intricacies of a discrete dynamical system. The organizing principle is the understanding of the parametrized family of functions h(x) = rx(1-x). Readers should have some background in calculus although extensive knowledge of proof-based mathematics is not necessary. Students will learn to understand periodic points, stable sets, bifurcations, symbolic dynamics, and chaos. The book includes rigorous proofs of important concepts in dynamics while remaining accessible to the typical advanced undergraduate.

A First Course in Mathematical Modeling

Author: Frank R. Giordano,William P. Fox,Steven B. Horton

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285531760

Category: Mathematics

Page: 704

View: 6541

Offering a solid introduction to the entire modeling process, A FIRST COURSE IN MATHEMATICAL MODELING, 5th Edition delivers an excellent balance of theory and practice, and gives you relevant, hands-on experience developing and sharpening your modeling skills. Throughout, the book emphasizes key facets of modeling, including creative and empirical model construction, model analysis, and model research, and provides myriad opportunities for practice. The authors apply a proven six-step problem-solving process to enhance your problem-solving capabilities -- whatever your level. In addition, rather than simply emphasizing the calculation step, the authors first help you learn how to identify problems, construct or select models, and figure out what data needs to be collected. By involving you in the mathematical process as early as possible -- beginning with short projects -- this text facilitates your progressive development and confidence in mathematics and modeling. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A First Course in Graph Theory

Author: Gary Chartrand,Ping Zhang

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486297306

Category: Mathematics

Page: 464

View: 6529

Written by two prominent figures in the field, this comprehensive text provides a remarkably student-friendly approach. Its sound yet accessible treatment emphasizes the history of graph theory and offers unique examples and lucid proofs. 2004 edition.

Discrete Mathematics

Elementary and Beyond

Author: L. Lovász,J. Pelikán,K. Vesztergombi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387955858

Category: Mathematics

Page: 284

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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.

A Beginner's Guide to Discrete Mathematics

Author: W.D. Wallis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780817682866

Category: Mathematics

Page: 427

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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 Topology

An Introduction to Mathematical Thinking

Author: Robert A Conover

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486780015

Category: Mathematics

Page: 272

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Students must prove all of the theorems in this undergraduate-level text, which features extensive outlines to assist in study and comprehension. Thorough and well-written, the treatment provides sufficient material for a one-year undergraduate course. The logical presentation anticipates students' questions, and complete definitions and expositions of topics relate new concepts to previously discussed subjects. Most of the material focuses on point-set topology with the exception of the last chapter. Topics include sets and functions, infinite sets and transfinite numbers, topological spaces and basic concepts, product spaces, connectivity, and compactness. Additional subjects include separation axioms, complete spaces, and homotopy and the fundamental group. Numerous hints and figures illuminate the text. Dover (2014) republication of the edition originally published by The Williams & Wilkins Company, Baltimore, 1975. See every Dover book in print at www.doverpublications.com

Discrete Mathematics in the Schools

Author: Joseph G. Rosenstein

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780821885789

Category: Mathematics

Page: 452

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This book provides teachers of all levels with a great deal of valuable material to help them introduce discrete mathematics into their classrooms.

Discrete Mathematics: Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning

Author: Susanna S. Epp

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495826170

Category: Mathematics

Page: 648

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Susanna Epp's DISCRETE MATHEMATICS: AN INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL REASONING, provides the same clear introduction to discrete mathematics and mathematical reasoning as her highly acclaimed DISCRETE MATHEMATICS WITH APPLICATIONS, but in a compact form that focuses on core topics and omits certain applications usually taught in other courses. The book is appropriate for use in a discrete mathematics course that emphasizes essential topics or in a mathematics major or minor course that serves as a transition to abstract mathematical thinking. The ideas of discrete mathematics underlie and are essential to the science and technology of the computer age. This book offers a synergistic union of the major themes of discrete mathematics together with the reasoning that underlies mathematical thought. Renowned for her lucid, accessible prose, Epp explains complex, abstract concepts with clarity and precision, helping students develop the ability to think abstractly as they study each topic. In doing so, the book provides students with a strong foundation both for computer science and for other upper-level mathematics courses. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A Short Course in Discrete Mathematics

Author: Edward A. Bender,S. Gill Williamson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486439461

Category: Mathematics

Page: 240

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What sort of mathematics do I need for computer science? In response to this frequently asked question, a pair of professors at the University of California at San Diego created this text. Its sources are two of the university's most basic courses: Discrete Mathematics, and Mathematics for Algorithm and System Analysis. Intended for use by sophomores in the first of a two-quarter sequence, the text assumes some familiarity with calculus. Topics include Boolean functions and computer arithmetic; logic; number theory and cryptography; sets and functions; equivalence and order; and induction, sequences, and series. Multiple choice questions for review appear throughout the text. Original 2005 edition. Notation Index. Subject Index.

Option Valuation

A First Course in Financial Mathematics

Author: Hugo D. Junghenn

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439889120

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 266

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Option Valuation: A First Course in Financial Mathematics provides a straightforward introduction to the mathematics and models used in the valuation of financial derivatives. It examines the principles of option pricing in detail via standard binomial and stochastic calculus models. Developing the requisite mathematical background as needed, the text presents an introduction to probability theory and stochastic calculus suitable for undergraduate students in mathematics, economics, and finance. The first nine chapters of the book describe option valuation techniques in discrete time, focusing on the binomial model. The author shows how the binomial model offers a practical method for pricing options using relatively elementary mathematical tools. The binomial model also enables a clear, concrete exposition of fundamental principles of finance, such as arbitrage and hedging, without the distraction of complex mathematical constructs. The remaining chapters illustrate the theory in continuous time, with an emphasis on the more mathematically sophisticated Black-Scholes-Merton model. Largely self-contained, this classroom-tested text offers a sound introduction to applied probability through a mathematical finance perspective. Numerous examples and exercises help students gain expertise with financial calculus methods and increase their general mathematical sophistication. The exercises range from routine applications to spreadsheet projects to the pricing of a variety of complex financial instruments. Hints and solutions to odd-numbered problems are given in an appendix and a full solutions manual is available for qualifying instructors.

A First Course in Combinatorial Optimization

Author: Jon Lee

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521010122

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 211

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A First Course in Combinatorial Optimization is a text for a one-semester introductory graduate-level course for students of operations research, mathematics, and computer science. It is a self-contained treatment of the subject, requiring only some mathematical maturity. Topics include: linear and integer programming, polytopes, matroids and matroid optimization, shortest paths, and network flows. Central to the exposition is the polyhedral viewpoint, which is the key principle underlying the successful integer-programming approach to combinatorial-optimization problems. Another key unifying topic is matroids. The author does not dwell on data structures and implementation details, preferring to focus on the key mathematical ideas that lead to useful models and algorithms. Problems and exercises are included throughout as well as references for further study.

A First Course in Information Theory

Author: Raymond W. Yeung

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1441986081

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 412

View: 552

This book provides an up-to-date introduction to information theory. In addition to the classical topics discussed, it provides the first comprehensive treatment of the theory of I-Measure, network coding theory, Shannon and non-Shannon type information inequalities, and a relation between entropy and group theory. ITIP, a software package for proving information inequalities, is also included. With a large number of examples, illustrations, and original problems, this book is excellent as a textbook or reference book for a senior or graduate level course on the subject, as well as a reference for researchers in related fields.

Discrete Mathematics for Computing

Author: Peter Grossman

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230374050

Category: Computers

Page: 328

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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.

A First Course in Order Statistics

Author: Barry C. Arnold,N. Balakrishnan,H. N. Nagaraja

Publisher: SIAM

ISBN: 0898719062

Category: Order statistics

Page: 279

View: 9735

Written in a simple style that requires no advanced mathematical or statistical background, A First Course in Order Statistics introduces the general theory of order statistics and their applications. The book covers topics such as distribution theory for order statistics from continuous and discrete populations, moment relations, bounds and approximations, order statistics in statistical inference and characterization results, and basic asymptotic theory. There is also a short introduction to record values and related statistics. The authors have updated the text with suggestions for further reading that readers may use for self-study. Audience: advanced undergraduate and graduate students in statistics and mathematics, practicing statisticians, engineers, climatologists, economists, and biologists.

A First Course in Fourier Analysis

Author: David W. Kammler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139469037

Category: Mathematics

Page: N.A

View: 3316

This book provides a meaningful resource for applied mathematics through Fourier analysis. It develops a unified theory of discrete and continuous (univariate) Fourier analysis, the fast Fourier transform, and a powerful elementary theory of generalized functions and shows how these mathematical ideas can be used to study sampling theory, PDEs, probability, diffraction, musical tones, and wavelets. The book contains an unusually complete presentation of the Fourier transform calculus. It uses concepts from calculus to present an elementary theory of generalized functions. FT calculus and generalized functions are then used to study the wave equation, diffusion equation, and diffraction equation. Real-world applications of Fourier analysis are described in the chapter on musical tones. A valuable reference on Fourier analysis for a variety of students and scientific professionals, including mathematicians, physicists, chemists, geologists, electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, and others.