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    Help (noob here) book recomendations

    Ok so basically im starting a uni course next year in IT, discete mathematics being one of the electives. I am very keen on taking the course, anyway due to me taking a gap year to get the money together for next year im left with like 6 - 7 months to get ahead. I took Math Methods 3 -4 last year and did ok, i didnt have much interest at the time due to having a bad teacher, and i suppose I just had a different mindset at the time (everyone changes).
    I might need some revision but if any only a very small amount.
    I was wondering what text would be recomended as a >complete< starting point to discrete math. The course Ill be taking uses Discrete Math and its Applications 6th edition by Kenneth H Rosen, however i have heard this is a horrific book that over complicates things. What text would you recommend? keeping in mind ill be learning alone just though the text. Please dont recomend concrete mathemtics or anything complicated.
    I was thinking of trying schaums outline of discrete mathematics.
    Also I dont really want a massive booklist just one or two books.
    Thanks in advance Matt.
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    I actually think that's a good book... at least compared to Discrete and Combinatorial Mathematics by Grimaldi which is what every instructor at my school uses.
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    Thanks for your reply, ive read tons of reviews basically ripping it to pieces for its over complicated explanations. Have you read the book? did it help for a complete beginner? Im just wanting to make sure I have the right starting point.
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