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
Calculus is continuous, you know, integration and differentiation. This branch of math is discrete.
Discrete mathematics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
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.
I use the college textbooks Susanna's Discrete Mathematics with Applications. Very good reference textbook if you are studying discrete mathematics