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# Concrete Mathematics: A Foundation for Computer Science

Concrete Mathematics is a blending of CONtinuous and disCRETE mathematics. "More concretely," the authors explain, "it is the controlled manipulation of mathematical formulas, using a collection of techniques for solving problems."

Hardcover, Second Edition, 672 pages

Published
March 10th 1994
by Addison-Wesley Professional
(first published 1988)

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O livro do Knuth é um manual de técnicas para lidar com recorrências, somas e problemas de contagens. É como os manuais de métodos matemáticos para físicos, numa versão para cientistas da computação. O pragmatismo é mais importante que o rigor. Para Knuth, o foco está em desenvolver heurísticas e solucionar problemas.

É uma leitura bacanésima; muitos problemas são de arrepiar os cabelos, mas as soluções são elegantes e poderosas. E o texto é rechea ...more

Apr 12, 2011
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I can't find another book that covers similiar material at this depth. A great book possibly a future classic but unfortunately the font ("Euler" font which was created specifically for this book) is just awful which makes this book far more difficult to physically read than neccesary. Characters just sit like a rock instead of helping the eyes flow from one word to the next. I would give it 5 stars if not for the distracting swiggly font.

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