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# Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications

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Discrete Mathematics and its Applications is a focused introduction to the primary themes in a discrete mathematics course, as introduced through extensive applications, expansive discussion, and detailed exercise sets. These themes include mathematical reasoning, combinatorial analysis, discrete structures, algorithmic thinking, and enhanced problem-solving skills through
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Hardcover, 928 pages

Published
September 9th 2002
by McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
(first published April 1st 2000)

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Whenever I encounter math textbooks like this one, I'm reminded of Underpants Gnomes on South Park. For the unwashed: Underpants Gnomes stole underwear from the residents of South Park hoping that they'd profit from the thefts, but although their business plan included a Phase 1 ("Steal underwear") and a Phase 3 ("Make a profit"), Phase 2—the connective tissue—was just "?".

Rosen and others like him fail to grasp how much "?" connectiv ...more

Half a decade of my life dedicated to this.

**tl;dr**

If you open the book without a lot of theoretical math background, you'll have a good time with this book. It's written for computer scientists, so doesn't go heavy on the proofs and exact arguments, definitions, theorems, results, etc., but it makes itself relevant with many examples of how conepts are applied in CS.

Math people will probably be frustrated at the lack of depth, verbose yet fuzzy explanations, and redundant examples. You'll probably want something more concise.

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I think I will keep learning from the book and I would say all in all it's a good textbook. I really want to know more about discrete probability sooner rather than later.

Quite frankly, differently from what I heard from several other reviews, I never had particular issues at either reading or following this book, except for the not uncommon overtime sometimes needed for finishing some of the exercises.

It was a fascinating read half of the chapters and performed many of the exercises. I found myself more confident in my reasoning skills and also a more rounded citizen of the worl ...more

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Discrete Mathematics and its Applications is a focused introduction to the primary themes in a discrete mathematics course, as introduced through extensive applications, expansive discussion, and detailed exercise sets.

The best use of this book is as a primer to get one ready for the new vocabularies, symbol sets, and basic proofs that form the foundation of computer science, graph theory, number theory, and set theory. It feels as if this cl ...more

**MTT202:Discrete Mathematics**

Spring 2010-2011

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This course was unbelievable...The first chapter is amazing and easy..I was doing very bad in the exams but at the end I was always getting the highest mark in the class, I don't know HOW????!!!

I hate the proof methods...It was really difficult and hard..

All my colleagues believe that it's an awful course where I don't..

There might be sections that seem too long and over-explained.

But however, this book made me see what I would like to study and do for the rest of my life, so happyflappy for my part

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Dr. Rosen received his B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

(1972), and his Ph.D. in Mathematics from M.LT. (1976).

Dr. Rosen has published numerous articles in professional journals in the areas of number theory and mathematical modeling. He is the author of the textbooks Elementary Number Theory and Its Applications, published by Addison-Wesley and currently in its fifth ...more

(1972), and his Ph.D. in Mathematics from M.LT. (1976).

Dr. Rosen has published numerous articles in professional journals in the areas of number theory and mathematical modeling. He is the author of the textbooks Elementary Number Theory and Its Applications, published by Addison-Wesley and currently in its fifth ...more

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