sarah-marie belcastro

June 21, 2012
by A K Peters/CRC Press

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- 580 Pages

ISBN 9781466504998 - CAT# K14547

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- 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.*

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.