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Discrete Mathematics By Norman L. Biggs

Discrete Mathematics
by Norman L. Biggs

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Discrete Mathematics by Norman L. Biggs

The widespread use of computers and the rapid growth in computer science have led to a new emphasis on discrete mathematics, a discipline which deals with calculations involving a finite number of steps. This book provides a well-structured introduction to discrete mathematics, taking a self-contained approach that requires no ancillary knowledge of mathematics, avoids unnecessary abstraction, and incorporates a wide rage of topics, including graph theory, combinatorics, number theory, coding theory, combinatorial optimization, and abstract algebra. Amply illustrated with examples and exercises.

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Table of Contents


PART I: NUMBERS AND COUNTING: Integers; Functions and counting; Principles of counting; Subsets and designs; Partition, classification, and distribution; Modular arithmetic; PART II: GRAPHS AND ALGORITHMS: Algorithms and their efficiency; Graphs; Trees, sorting, and searching; Bipartite graphs and matching problems; Digraphs, networks, and flows; Recursive techniques; PART III: ALGEBRAIC METHODS: Groups; Groups of permutations; Rings, fields, and polynomials; Finite fields and some applications; Error-correcting codes; Generating functions; Partitions of a positive integer; Symmetry and counting; Answers to problems

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GOR010430358
Discrete Mathematics by Norman L. Biggs
Norman L. Biggs
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Oxford University Press
1985-12-19
494
0198532520
9780198532521
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