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    What is discrete Mathematics About ?

    Hi there I'm new to this forum and I love maths as I'm majoring in pure maths in uni at the moment =]

    anywho I just wanted to know what is discrete maths about- I'm going to take it next semester and would like to know abit about it from people who have done it ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khonics89 View Post
    Hi there I'm new to this forum and I love maths as I'm majoring in pure maths in uni at the moment =]

    anywho I just wanted to know what is discrete maths about- I'm going to take it next semester and would like to know abit about it from people who have done it ..
    If I were you, I would go to my college library or bookstore and find a good textbook in discrete mathematics such as one be Ken Rosen.
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    ^^ hey plato---

    I just wanted peoples opinions on that subject, I didn't want to search a for the text book because I woudn't have a clue what it will be on about, I just want peoples view on that subject..

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    Calculus is continuous, you know, integration and differentiation. This branch of math is discrete.

    Discrete mathematics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    good Discrete Mathematics textbooks

    I would suggest you to read some discrete mathematics College Textbooks. I like Rosen's Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications. easy to understand. You may also take a look on the Dossey's Discrete Mathematics, 5th Edition.
    Anyway, discrete mathematics are very interest topic and wish some help for you.
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    Roughly speaking, "Discrete Mathematics" includes all mathematics that does NOT rely upon "limits" or "continuity" which you might recognize as the basis of Calculus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Khonics89 View Post
    Hi there I'm new to this forum and I love maths as I'm majoring in pure maths in uni at the moment =]

    anywho I just wanted to know what is discrete maths about- I'm going to take it next semester and would like to know abit about it from people who have done it ..

    Thanks

    I did a course on Discrete Maths in my second year at uni - and it didn't involve any calculus! It was taken by two lecturers, and so covered two very different topics. The first was mathematical programming, which I can remember virtually nothing about but it conjures up in my mind memories of networking and the simplex algorithm. The second was more interesting, although again I can only remember bits and bobs. It was basically a big splurge of pure maths - basic set theory, interesting linear algebra (coding and the like), graph theory, counting, automata, algorithms, etc.
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    good discrete mathematics reference textbook

    I use the college textbooks Susanna's Discrete Mathematics with Applications. Very good reference textbook if you are studying discrete mathematics
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