A Spiral Workbook for Discrete Mathematics

Covers the standard topics in a sophomore-level course in discrete mathematics: logic, sets, proof techniques, basic number theory, functions, relations, and elementary combinatorics, with an emphasis on motivation.

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Discrete Mathematics

**Publication date**: 06 Nov 2015

**ISBN-10**:
n/a

**ISBN-13**:
9781942341161

**Paperback**:
307 pages

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**Type**: Textbook

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Open SUNY Textbooks

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**Post time**: 19 Oct 2016 08:00:00

A Spiral Workbook for Discrete Mathematics

Covers the standard topics in a sophomore-level course in discrete mathematics: logic, sets, proof techniques, basic number theory, functions, relations, and elementary combinatorics, with an emphasis on motivation.

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A Spiral Workbook for Discrete Mathematics covers the standard topics in a sophomore-level course in discrete mathematics: logic, sets, proof techniques, basic number theory, functions, relations, and elementary combinatorics, with an emphasis on motivation. The text explains and clarifies the unwritten conventions in mathematics, and guides the students through a detailed discussion on how a proof is revised from its draft to a final polished form. Hands-on exercises help students understand a concept soon after learning it. The text adopts a spiral approach: many topics are revisited multiple times, sometimes from a different perspective or at a higher level of complexity, in order to slowly develop the student’s problem-solving and writing skills.

More resources are available at the book webpage.

About the Book:

A Spiral Workbook for Discrete Mathematics covers the standard topics in a sophomore-level course in discrete mathematics: logic, sets, proof techniques, basic number theory, functions, relations, and elementary combinatorics, with an emphasis on motivation. The text explains and clarifies the unwritten conventions in mathematics, and guides the students through a detailed discussion on how a proof is revised from its draft to a final polished form. Hands-on exercises help students understand a concept soon after learning it. The text adopts a spiral approach: many topics are revisited multiple times, sometimes from a different perspective or at a higher level of complexity, in order to slowly develop the student’s problem-solving and writing skills.

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About The Author(s)

Harris Kwong is a mathematics professor at SUNY Fredonia. His research focuses on combinatorics, number theory, and graph theory. His work appears in many international mathematics journals. Besides research articles, he also contributes frequently to the problems and solutions sections of Mathematics Monthly, Mathematics Magazine, College Journal of Mathematics, and Fibonacci Quarterly. He gives thanks and praises to God for his success.

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