Susanna S. Epp received her Ph. After initial research in commutative algebra, she became interested in cognitive issues associated with teaching analytical thinking and proof and has published a number of articles and given many talks related to this topic. She has also spoken widely on discrete mathematics and has organized sessions at national meetings on discrete mathematics instruction. Discrete Mathematics with Applications. Susanna Epp's Discrete Mathematics with Applications, Second Edition provides a clear introduction to discrete mathematics.
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Renowned for her lucid, accessible prose, Epp explains complex, abstract concepts with clarity and precision. This book presents not only the major themes of discrete mathematics, but also the reasoning that underlies mathematical thought. Students develop the ability to think abstractly as they study the ideas of logic and proof.
While learning about such concepts as logic circuits and computer addition, algorithm analysis, recursive thinking, computability, automata, cryptography, and combinatorics, students discover that the ideas of discrete mathematics underlie and are essential to the science and technology of the computer age.
Overall, Epp's emphasis on reasoning provides students with a strong foundation for computer science and upper-level mathematics courses. Get A Copy. Hardcover , 3rd Edition , pages. Published December 22nd by Brooks Cole first published January 1st More Details Original Title.
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Start your review of Discrete Mathematics with Applications. Oct 29, Erik rated it liked it. By itself, I think this book is lacking something. However, when read in parallel with Rosen's book I know, two discrete math books simultaneously is a recipe for insanity it shows it's true value. Epp explains some things very well but at the end of the day she's a math guru, and as with almost all math gurus I've encountered, she has difficulty packaging complex subjects into digestible, teachable chunks.
She's better than Rosen, I'll give her that. It's unfortunate that the selection of text By itself, I think this book is lacking something. It's unfortunate that the selection of textbooks is so limited in this field.
Every instructor that I've had for DM explains the subject better than textbook authors by a wide mile, but writing 1, pages on DM is probably too daunting a task for them so their wisdom is never documented. Instead, we keep turning to Rosen and Epp. Oh well, it's only a class. Jun 08, Shelly rated it really liked it. I don't read too many textbooks that are actual textbooks, but this was a necessary read as I could not quite understand my professor's instructions.
I actually read this one and made a wonderful grade in my graduate course because of it. I found some concepts and problems to be too simple and other too complex for what I read in the chapter. I'm very glad that the author made this readable as there are some mathematics textbooks, specifically one of calculus textbooks, that make it challenging I don't read too many textbooks that are actual textbooks, but this was a necessary read as I could not quite understand my professor's instructions.
I'm very glad that the author made this readable as there are some mathematics textbooks, specifically one of calculus textbooks, that make it challenging on students to really understand the material. Oct 14, Michael Brashier rated it liked it Shelves: academics. I've been reading and doing problem sets from this book for about 6 weeks now as part of a foundation course for a grad school program.
Some things can be unnecessarily complicated. I was sometimes confused by similiar names to describe different variables within a problem. Why not just use very distinct names? Aug 12, Zach rated it liked it. There are books that teach proof techniques much more efficiently and cover only what is important and reasonable for one semester. I want math problems not how to write an algorithm.
Feb 29, Shami rated it it was amazing. Some may think it strange to give a text book 5 stars, but this book is brilliant. I read it over the break cover to cover. If you are studying programming and computer science, this book is invaluable. The author's writing style is so clear and careful. She seems genuinely interested in helping and inspiring students.
Feb 08, Frances added it. Read this for my discrete maths course. Actually pretty interesting actually enjoyed taking notes for it, for once , even if a lot of it we didn't actually need in class.
Make sure you get the solutions manual, too. Oct 25, hyacinth rated it really liked it. Clear and concise, few textual errors in the latest edition for a book of this size. Decent exercises. Would recommend as a relatively breezy introduction to proof-writing and select topics logic, graph theory, etc.
Oct 15, Arvydas Sidorenko rated it it was amazing Shelves: english. This is literally the best beginners book on discrete math you can find. I have looked into dozens of different materials and this one is proved to be the best. Jul 24, Ling Wang rated it really liked it Shelves: math. Good book for self learners. Apr 28, Greg Tatum rated it really liked it Shelves: , technology-math.
Such a tome. It took awhile to finish, but was worth it. Feb 01, Zabee marked it as to-read. Jun 23, Saad rated it it was amazing. Best book on discrete math. Learnt a lot! Will also come handy for reference. Dec 26, Sharjeel Qasim rated it it was ok. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I read it because I will teach with it.
But I think it is so nicely and well written that the students will enjoy it too. I am looking forward to teach with it. I am very satisfied with this textbook. It is easy to understand and has helped me a lot in my discrete structures class. Jul 31, Robert Allen rated it did not like it. Try reading Section 7. Those who gave this book a glowing review are lying through their teeth. Eviatar rated it really liked it Sep 04, Kathryn rated it it was amazing Feb 23,
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I found the layout to be confusing and the examples and explanations to be thin, what was not covered in the course was hard to glean directly from the book. This book should have included more of the I love the layout and illustrations. Susanna S. Epp received her Ph. After initial research in commutative algebra, she became interested in cognitive issues associated with teaching analytical thinking and proof and published a number of articles related to this topic, one of which was chosen for inclusion in The Best Writing on Mathematics She has spoken widely on discrete mathematics and organized sessions at national meetings on discrete mathematics instruction.