Discrete Mathematics with Ducks

sarah-marie belcastro

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June 21, 2012 by A K Peters/CRC Press
Textbook - 580 Pages
ISBN 9781466504998 - CAT# K14547

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Features

  • Balances mathematics and computer science
  • Follows basic curriculum outlined by SIGCSE guidelines
  • Includes classroom activities and notes for instructors

Solutions manual is available upon qualifying course adoption.

Summary

Containing exercises and materials that engage students at all levels, Discrete Mathematics with Ducks presents a gentle introduction for students who find the proofs and abstractions of mathematics challenging. This classroom-tested text uses discrete mathematics as the context for introducing proofwriting.

Facilitating effective and active learning, each chapter contains a mixture of discovery activities, expository text, in-class exercises, and homework problems.

  • Elementary exercises at the end of each expository section prompt students to review the material
  • Try This! sections encourage students to construct fundamental components of the concepts, theorems, and proofs discussed.
  • Sets of discovery problems and illustrative examples reinforce learning.
  • Bonus sections can be used for take-home exams, projects, or further study
  • Instructor Notes sections offer suggestions on how to use the material in each chapter

Discrete Mathematics with Ducks offers students a diverse introduction to the field and a solid foundation for further study in discrete mathematics and complies with SIGCSE guidelines. The book shows how combinatorics and graph theory are used in both computer science and mathematics.