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Sets, Logic and Maths for Computing 2e

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Author: David Makinson

ISBN: 9788132231677

Copy Right Year:  2012

Pages:  308

Binding: Soft Cover

Publisher:  Springer

SKU: 9788132231677 Category:

Description

This easy to follow textbook introduces the mathematical language, knowledge and problem solving skills that undergraduate students need to enter the world of computer and information sciences. 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. In ten chapters on these topics, the book guides the student through essential concepts and techniques.

Additional information

Weight .4 kg
Dimensions 23 × 15 × 1 cm

Table of Content

Collecting Things Together: Sets

Comparing Things: Relations

Associating One Item with Another: Functions

Recycling Outputs as Inputs: Induction and Recursion

Counting Things: Combinatorics

Weighing the Odds: Probability

Squirrel Math: Trees

Yea and Nay: Propositional Logic

Something About Everything: Quantificational Logic

Just Supposing: Proof and Consequence

Index

About The Author

Dr. David Makinson is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method at the London School of Economics, UK.

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