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Essentials of Discrete Mathematics, Third Edition

Author(s): David J. Hunter, PhD, Westmont College
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  • ISBN-13: 9781284056242
  • Hardcover    492 pages      © 2017
Price: $190.95 US List
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Written for the one-term course, Essentials of Discrete Mathematics, Third Edition is designed to serve computer science and mathematics majors, as well as students from a wide range of other disciplines. The mathematical material is organized around five types of thinking: logical, relational, recursive, quantitative, and analytical. This presentation results in a coherent outline that steadily builds upon mathematical sophistication. Graphs are introduced early and referred to throughout the text, providing a richer context for examples and applications. Algorithms are presented near the end of the text, after students have acquired the skills and experience needed to analyze them. The final chapter emphasizes the multidisciplinary approach and contains case studies that integrate the fields of biology, sociology, linguistics, economics, and music.

Important Updates:

  • NEWStudent Inquiry Problems, found at the beginning of each section, are designed to introduce and motivate the material in the section that follows
  • NEW – Incorporates new content on Graph Theory

Key Features of Essentials of Discrete Mathematics:

  • Coverage of algorithms appropriate for computer science majors, as well as students with no previous programming experience
  • Careful attention to mathematical logic and proof techniques
  • Instructor resources include an Instructor’s Solutions Manual, slides in PowerPoint format, and additional Inquiry Problems
  • Updated and expanded WebAssign Online Homework and Grading System available for students and instructors. Includes 349 New Exercises!

 

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Written for the one-term, undergraduate course in discrete mathematics.

Chapter 1 Logical Thinking  
Chapter 2 Rational Thinking  
Chapter 3 Recursive Thinking  
Chapter 4 Quantitative Thinking  
Chapter 5 Analytical Thinking  
Chapter 6 Thinking Through Applications  
Hints, Answers, and Solutions to Selected Exercises  

David J. Hunter, PhD-Westmont College

David Hunter earned a B.S. in mathematics from the University of Illinois, and received an M.S. and Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Virginia. He currently teaches mathematics and computer science at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA. His research interests include algebra, topology, and discrete methods. In addition to teaching and writing, he enjoys hacking, mountain biking, and rooting for four of the five professional sports teams from Chicago.

The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9781284056242

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Instructor Manual
Slides in PowerPoint Format
Solutions Manual