Discrete Encounters

1st Edition

Craig Bauer

Chapman and Hall/CRC
March 16, 2020 Forthcoming
Textbook - 576 Pages - 148 Color & 270 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498735865 - CAT# K26451
Series: Chapman & Hall/CRC Cryptography and Network Security Series

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Eschewing the standard dry and static writing style of traditional textbooks, Discrete Explorations provides a refreshing approach to discrete mathematics. The author combines traditional course topics with popular culture, applications, and various historical examples. This book focuses on the historical development of the subject and provides details on the people behind mathematics and their motivations, which will deepen readers’ appreciation of mathematics.

With its unique style, the book covers many of the same topics found in other texts but done in an alternative, entertaining style that better captures readers’ attention. Defining discrete mathematics, the author also covers many different topics. These include combinatorics, fractals, permutations, difference equations, graph theory, trees and financial mathematics. Not only will readers gain a greater impression of mathematics, but they’ll be encouraged to further explore the subject.



  • Features fascinating historical references to motivate readers
  • Text includes numerous pop culture references throughout to provide a more engaging reading experience
  • Its unique topic structure presents a fresh approach
  • The text’s narrative style reads more like a popular book instead of a dry textbook
  • Covers many topics from combinatorics, as well as discrete mathematics


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