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  • Paperback: 1024 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education; 7 edition (1 Sept. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071315012
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071315012
  • Product Dimensions: 22.1 x 3 x 26.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 41,467 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Kenneth H. Rosen is a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at AT&T Laboratories in Middletown, New Jersey. His current assignment involves the assessment of new technology and the creation of new services for AT&T. Dr. Rosen has written several leading textbooks and many articles. Rosen received his Ph.D. from MIT.

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By Rubyware on 17 Nov. 2014
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It was on perfect conditions. Like New.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Paulius on 8 Oct. 2014
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Great book.
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1 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Anders Hyldahl on 23 Jun. 2013
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Where is the red thread in this book?
A lot of themes from math and computer-science of many different kinds is put into this book.
The themes are of very different levels from plain highschool level simple math to very complicated and specialized stuff normally only studied by researchers. Some of the areäs are of general interest and importance, others are of no importances to the others than specialists.
Many of the themes is absolutely best understood by using drawings and illustartions, but they are so much missing in the book.
The reader is also missng clear samples of implementations of most of the areas in the book. It is just left to the reader to imagine how the things can be used.
I have read many other much shorter and much better books explaining the things of general interest dealed with in this book.
My advice: find another textbook
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46 of 51 people found the following review helpful
More Useful As A Workbook Than A Textbook 6 Nov. 2011
By William Barnum - Published on Amazon.com
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This textbook could be useful as a workbook, because it has a lot of problems with the answers in the back. If you want some practice and need to know if you are getting the right answers, then this book might be a good choice.

Unfortunately, the instructional portion is quite poor. Space is wasted providing the biographies of different mathematicians. Additionally, the "examples" rarely give insight into how to actually solve the problems.

If you are using this textbook, I recommend doing an Internet search to learn how to actually solve the exercises. There are some good web resources out there that will explain what you need to know to answer the questions in this book.
70 of 81 people found the following review helpful
Just awful. 16 Nov. 2011
By M. Bennett - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a truly terrible introduction to discrete mathematics. Its unclear explanations, overly didactic examples, and complete lack of clarification and organization make for a $150 brick. My discrete mathematics teacher didn't even use it, he was simply obligated by contract to tell us to buy it. I learned far more by downloading syllabi from other universities, watching YouTube lectures on discrete mathematics, and going to class. DO NOT GET THIS BOOK!
62 of 73 people found the following review helpful
Irresponsible Publishing! 8 Sept. 2011
By Henry B. - Published on Amazon.com
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I'm really disappointed in the publisher for not providing the student online content as promised. The book states "The Student site contains a wealth of resources available for student use, including the following, tied into the text wherever the special icons displayed below are found in the text: Extra examples, Demo, Assessment, Links." However, when you go to the Student Online Content site, all the chapter links return a "coming soon" message. This doesn't help me, as the semester has already begun. Hopefully the publisher or author will read this and fill the content site before the semester ends!
25 of 29 people found the following review helpful
Worst math textbook. Ever. 11 Feb. 2012
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The book is written in a complicated and didactic language that successfully translates an abstract math subject into boring and confusing nonsense. The author seems want to use this book to pretentiously boast his profound understanding about this subject rather than demonstrating it in an easy way. Can't really understand the definitions and examples unless you read several times. Problems after the chapters are totally unrelated to the given examples. And the layout are just messy. All examples, solutions, illustrations are totally blended together that cannot be distinguished from one and another, let alone to know their importance. Confusing, obscure, awful, extremely expensive, bulky. Have already bought another book(by Susanna) to study instead of using this one. I have to say Susanna's book is way better than this one. I am very disappointed by McGraw Hill, the author and my college. I don't know how can this book be published, they are too irresponsible. It should never be used as a textbook, it is not an introductory book for students. WORST TEXTBOOK EVER. DON'T RECOMMEND IT TO OTHERS. DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY.
31 of 37 people found the following review helpful
Worst math book I have ever used. 12 Feb. 2012
By Captain Mal - Published on Amazon.com
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This was the textbook I needed to buy for my discrete mathematics course at my college. I disregarded all of these negative reviews about this textbook because I figured "How bad could it be?". Boy was I wrong.

This is quite possibly the WORST math textbook I have ever gone through. There is usually about 10 pages worth of text and examples for each section of each chapter within the book. Now when I say that those 10 pages will rarely actually teach you anything, I really mean it. You will need the help of the internet, fellow students, professors, and any other help you can find to understand what is being taught here because the textbook will not help you.

Rosen tries to explain everything the hardest way possible. Things that are simple, he makes them sound like rocket science. You can imagine what that type of teaching does to the hard stuff within discrete math. It is almost as if he wrote it to make himself look good to his peers, and not to teach people the clearest and simplest way to do this type of math.

Absolutely atrocious. Stay far away from this textbook unless you are confident that you have a good professor that doesn't force things to sound/be complicated (like this book does).
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