This book introduces readers to the mathematics of computer science and prepares them for the math they will encounter in other college courses. It includes applications that are specific to computer science, helps learners to develop reasoning skills, and provides the fundamental mathematics necessary for computer scientists. Chapter topics include sets, functions and relations, Boolean algebra, natural numbers and induction, number theory, recursion, solving recurrences, counting, matrices, and graphs. For computer scientists and the enhancement of programming skills.
If you are an instructor, why should you choose this textbook for your students? If you are a student, why should you read this text? The material included in this text provides an introduction to discrete mathematics and is intended for first year students so that their later courses in mathematics and/or computer science can be covered in more depth than they could be without this foundational background. The text is not intended to be a comprehensive collection of discrete mathematics topics, but rather it ties selected topics to concepts in computer science and it includes programming problems along with written exercises. Unlike the large, comprehensive texts, this one can be covered in a semester. For computer science students, there are programming exercises. For math students without an interest in programming, there are plenty of exercises of different levels to challenge them.