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A beginner's guide to discrete mathematics, W.D. Wallis

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A beginner's guide to discrete mathematics
Title
A beginner's guide to discrete mathematics
Statement of responsibility
W.D. Wallis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The text has a distinctly applied orientation and begins with a survey of number systems and elementary set theory. Included are discussions of scientific notation and the representation of numbers in computers. An introduction to set theory includes mathematical induction, and leads into a discussion of Boolean algebras and circuits. Relations and functions are defined. An introduction to counting, including the Binomial Theorem, is used in studying the basics of probability theory. Graph study is discussed, including Euler and Hamilton cycles and trees. This is a vehicle for some easy proofs, as well as serving as another example of a data structure. Matrices and vectors are then defined. The book concludes with an introduction to cryptography, including the RSA cryptosystem, together with the necessary elementary number theory, such as the Euclidean algorithm. Good examples occur throughout, and most worked examples are followed by easy practice problems for which full solutions are provided. At the end of every section there is a problem set, with solutions to odd-numbered exercises. There is a full index. A math course at the college level is the required background for this text; college algebra would be the most helpful. However, students with greater mathematical preparation will benefit from some of the more challenging sections
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committed to retain
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wallis, W. D
Dewey number
510
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA39.3
LC item number
.W35 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Mathematics
  • Computer science
Label
A beginner's guide to discrete mathematics, W.D. Wallis
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Properties of numbers -- 2. Sets and data structures -- 3. Boolean algebras and circuits -- 4. Relations and functions -- 5. The theory of counting -- 6. Probability -- 7. Graph theory -- 8. Matrices -- 9. Number theory and cryptography
Control code
ocm50092049
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 367 pages
Isbn
9780817642693
Lccn
2002026043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)50092049
Label
A beginner's guide to discrete mathematics, W.D. Wallis
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Properties of numbers -- 2. Sets and data structures -- 3. Boolean algebras and circuits -- 4. Relations and functions -- 5. The theory of counting -- 6. Probability -- 7. Graph theory -- 8. Matrices -- 9. Number theory and cryptography
Control code
ocm50092049
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 367 pages
Isbn
9780817642693
Lccn
2002026043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)50092049

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