Sets, Logic and Maths for Computing, 2nd Edition Front Cover

Sets, Logic and Maths for Computing, 2nd Edition

  • Length: 304 pages
  • Edition: 2nd ed. 2012
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  • Publication Date: 2012-03-31
  • ISBN-10: 1447124995
  • ISBN-13: 9781447124993
  • Sales Rank: #1253934 (See Top 100 Books)

This easy-to-follow textbook introduces the mathematical language, knowledge and problem-solving skills that undergraduates need to study computing. The language is in part qualitative, with concepts such as set, relation, function and recursion/induction; but it is also partly quantitative, with principles of counting and finite probability. Entwined with both are the fundamental notions of logic and their use for representation and proof. Features: teaches finite math as a language for thinking, as much as knowledge and skills to be acquired; uses an intuitive approach with a focus on examples for all general concepts; brings out the interplay between the qualitative and the quantitative in all areas covered, particularly in the treatment of recursion and induction; balances carefully the abstract and concrete, principles and proofs, specific facts and general perspectives; includes highlight boxes that raise common queries and clear confusions; provides numerous exercises, with selected solutions.

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