Discrete Mathematics for Computing

Series
Addison-Wesley
Author
Rod Haggarty  
Publisher
Addison-Wesley
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
234
Pub.-date
October 2001
ISBN13
9780201730470
ISBN
0201730472
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Description

This book is a concise introduction to the key mathematical ideas that underpin computer science, continually stressing the application of discrete mathematics to computing.  It is suitable for students with little or no knowledge of mathematics, and covers the key concepts in a simple and straightforward way. The theoretical ideas are constantly reinforced by worked examples and each chapter concludes with a mini case study showing a particular application.  This provides further motivation to the reader to engage with the mathematical ideas involved, as well as demonstrating how the mathematics can be applied within a computing context.  The book also contains carefully selected exercises for which full worked solutions are provided. 

Features

  • Offers thorough treatment of key mathematical ideas of particular relevance to computing in order to develop students' understanding and confidence, and to demonstrate how the material can be applied in computing.
  • Presents numerous worked examples and practice exercises with full solutions so students see how to work with the mathematical concepts covered, thereby developing their own competence.
  • Encourages students with modest mathematical backgrounds to develop their mathematical skills.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Logic and Proof
3. Set Theory
4. Relations
5. Functions
6. Combinatorics
7. Graphs
8. Directed Graphs
9. Boolean Algebra
Application: Designing a 2-Bit Adder

Back Cover

Too often, computing students' first experiences of university mathematics will be of abstract theoretical concepts that appear irrelevant to their chosen course of study. This book is a concise introduction to the key mathematical ideas that underpin computer science, continually stressing the application of discrete mathematics to computing. It is suitable for students with little or no knowledge of mathematics, and covers the key concepts in a simple and straightforward way.

The theoretical ideas are constantly reinforced by worked examples and each chapter concludes with a mini case study showing a particular application. This provides further motivation to the reader to engage with the mathematical ideas involved, as well as demonstrating how the mathematics can be applied within a computing context. The book also contains carefully selected exercises for which full worked solutions are provided

Rod Haggarty is Deputy Head of the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences at Oxford Brookes University. He has extensive experience of teaching undergraduate mathematics, and has taught discrete mathematics to computing students for many years.