It's an adequate introduction to the mathematics topics needed to be covered for my college course. I found the book to be clear in its explanations a...moreIt's an adequate introduction to the mathematics topics needed to be covered for my college course. I found the book to be clear in its explanations and didn't have much trouble understanding it. There are better books sure, but this one's ok too.(less)

This book sucks. I don't know why colleges and universities use crappy books more often than not. Despite its title, the book doesn't actually bother...moreThis book sucks. I don't know why colleges and universities use crappy books more often than not. Despite its title, the book doesn't actually bother explaining what the heck is discrete mathematical structures - how it came about, why it is important, what is it used for... It just dives into topics in a confusing manner. The questions asked are sometimes unrelated to the subject material and the answers given at the back at sometimes wrong. What's the point of reading a book and then having to research other books to find out what this book is trying to say and double-checking its answers?(less)

I have no idea why this appears to be the required reference text for many colleges. It's a lousy book on calculus. It is filled with lousy explanatio...moreI have no idea why this appears to be the required reference text for many colleges. It's a lousy book on calculus. It is filled with lousy explanations on key concepts, then you are presented with very simple examples, and then thrown at incredible confusing and difficult questions. A case of too many authors spoil the book I guess.(less)