A First Course in Discrete Mathematics

Author: Ian Anderson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 085729315X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 200

View: 7253

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: Brian Lian

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781852332365

Category: Mathematics

Page: 200

View: 4765

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: 6286

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: 8695

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 Graph Theory

Author: Gary Chartrand,Ping Zhang

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486297306

Category: Mathematics

Page: 464

View: 6587

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.

A First Course in Discrete Dynamical Systems

Author: Richard A. Holmgren

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1441987320

Category: Mathematics

Page: 223

View: 4433

Given the ease with which computers can do iteration it is now possible for almost anyone to generate beautiful images whose roots lie in discrete dynamical systems. Images of Mandelbrot and Julia sets abound in publications both mathematical and not. The mathematics behind the pictures are beautiful in their own right and are the subject of this text. Mathematica programs that illustrate the dynamics are included in an appendix.

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.

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: 382

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.

Option Valuation

A First Course in Financial Mathematics

Author: Hugo D. Junghenn

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439889112

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 266

View: 3374

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 Numerical Analysis

Author: Anthony Ralston,Philip Rabinowitz

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486414546

Category: Mathematics

Page: 606

View: 3271

Outstanding text, oriented toward computer solutions, stresses errors in methods and computational efficiency. Problems — some strictly mathematical, others requiring a computer — appear at the end of each chapter.

A First Course in Combinatorial Mathematics

Author: Ian Anderson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198596738

Category: Science

Page: 134

View: 9984

The spirit and aim of this book is to present a compact introduction to the basic combinatorial tools - such as recurrence relations, generating functions, incidence matrices, and the inclusion-exclusion principle - that will give the reader a flavour of the distinctive characteristics of this attractive and increasingly important branch of mathematics. A studly of block designs is followed by a brief mention of applications to coding theory. In this new edition, Steiner triple systems are constructed and S(5,8,24) is obtained via the Golay code of length 24. The final chapter combines together the three combinatorial structures of the Leech lattice, the Golay codes, and Steiner systems. Also in this edition, an application of the marriage theorem to score sequences of tournaments has been included.

A First Course in Probability and Markov Chains

Author: Giuseppe Modica,Laura Poggiolini

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111847774X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 352

View: 3284

Provides an introduction to basic structures of probability with a view towards applications in information technology A First Course in Probability and Markov Chains presents an introduction to the basic elements in probability and focuses on two main areas. The first part explores notions and structures in probability, including combinatorics, probability measures, probability distributions, conditional probability, inclusion-exclusion formulas, random variables, dispersion indexes, independent random variables as well as weak and strong laws of large numbers and central limit theorem. In the second part of the book, focus is given to Discrete Time Discrete Markov Chains which is addressed together with an introduction to Poisson processes and Continuous Time Discrete Markov Chains. This book also looks at making use of measure theory notations that unify all the presentation, in particular avoiding the separate treatment of continuous and discrete distributions. A First Course in Probability and Markov Chains: Presents the basic elements of probability. Explores elementary probability with combinatorics, uniform probability, the inclusion-exclusion principle, independence and convergence of random variables. Features applications of Law of Large Numbers. Introduces Bernoulli and Poisson processes as well as discrete and continuous time Markov Chains with discrete states. Includes illustrations and examples throughout, along with solutions to problems featured in this book. The authors present a unified and comprehensive overview of probability and Markov Chains aimed at educating engineers working with probability and statistics as well as advanced undergraduate students in sciences and engineering with a basic background in mathematical analysis and linear algebra.

A First Course in Order Statistics

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

Publisher: SIAM

ISBN: 0898716489

Category: Mathematics

Page: 279

View: 8631

This updated classic text will aid readers in understanding much of the current literature on order statistics: a flourishing field of study that is essential for any practising statistician and a vital part of the training for students in statistics. Written in a simple style that requires no advanced mathematical or statistical background, the book 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 characterisation 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 may be used for self-study. Written for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in statistics and mathematics, practising statisticians, engineers, climatologists, economists, and biologists.

Mathematics: A Discrete Introduction

Author: Edward Scheinerman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0840049420

Category: Mathematics

Page: 504

View: 7255

MATHEMATICS: A DISCRETE INTRODUCTION teaches students the fundamental concepts in discrete mathematics and proof-writing skills. With its clear presentation, the text shows students how to present cases logically beyond this course. All of the material is directly applicable to computer science and engineering, but it is presented from a mathematician’s perspective. Students will learn that discrete mathematics is very useful, especially those whose interests lie in computer science and engineering, as well as those who plan to study probability, statistics, operations research, and other areas of applied mathematics. 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 Coding Theory

Author: Raymond Hill

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198538035

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 251

View: 5159

Algebraic coding theory is a new and rapidly developing subject, popular for its many practical applications and for its fascinatingly rich mathematical structure. This book provides an elementary yet rigorous introduction to the theory of error-correcting codes. Based on courses given by the author over several years to advanced undergraduates and first-year graduated students, this guide includes a large number of exercises, all with solutions, making the book highly suitable for individual study.

Discrete Mathematics with Ducks

Author: sarah-marie belcastro

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466504994

Category: Computers

Page: 580

View: 5569

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.

Introductory Discrete Mathematics

Author: V. K . Balakrishnan

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486140385

Category: Mathematics

Page: 256

View: 5124

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.

Discrete Mathematics

An Introduction for Software Engineers

Author: Mike Piff

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521386227

Category: Computers

Page: 317

View: 4801

Discrete mathematics is the basic language which every student of computing should take pride in mastering and this book should prove an essential tool in this aim.

The Essence of Discrete Mathematics

Author: Neville Dean

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780133459432

Category: Mathematics

Page: 197

View: 5747

Presents a gentle introduction to all the basics of discrete mathematics.Introduces sets and logic, providing clear instructions on calculating values for mathematical expressions for small finite sets. For simplicity, uses sets of numbers extensively -- but also covers non-numerical examples. Introduces relations and functions, and then discusses how they can be modeled using sets. Shows how modeling with sets and logic can be applied to practical problems. Includes a running case study, worked examples and self-test questions.Undergraduate courses in discrete mathematics.

A Beginner’s Guide to Discrete Mathematics

Author: W.D. Wallis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475738269

Category: Mathematics

Page: 367

View: 2751

This introduction to discrete mathematics is aimed at freshmen and sophomores in mathematics and computer science. It begins with a survey of number systems and elementary set theory before moving on to treat data structures, counting, probability, relations and functions, graph theory, matrices, number theory and cryptography. The end of each section contains problem sets with selected solutions, and good examples occur throughout the text.