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3.7 out of 5 stars
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3.7 out of 5 stars


on 13 January 2013
Decent book with generally good explanations and examples. Unfortunately. some sections are a let down, in particular the sections on functions and sequences where the descriptions were really awful.

The poor sections on their own might make me think of recommending the book "Discrete Mathematics with Applications" instead of this one. Unfortunately there is another larger issue which is that to get the even numbered solutions you need to buy the instructors guide. That's annoying but its even worse that you also have to buy a student solutions guide if you wanted extended solutions and extra info related to odd numbered questions.

I can see they want to have some questions that students don't have the answers too but they should also accept not everyone reading this will be doing it as part of a university course and the exercises and the solutions and their descriptions are a key part of the material. I thus think they should give all the solutions and if they want to give instructors further questions/answers then they should do that separately.

Combine sometimes poor explanations with a lack of properly worked through exercises and you have a book that its impossible to recommend.
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on 25 March 2012
A great book for discrete mathematics. Very explanatory and very useful. It is very easy to read. Also very good examples and homework for the reader.
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on 15 December 2011
Not much I can say about this, it's what part of my Computer Science course is based around and provides a really nice clear way of laying out mathematical formula and can explain it in a way you can understand.

Good structure and a great tool when studying Discrete Mathematics and it's applications (as you might expect from a book titled such).
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on 11 February 2009
I have used this book as my primary Foundations of Computing text during the first year of Computer Science studies. It is very well structured, all the concepts are explained thoroughly with plenty of examples. The first chapters on logic and proof techniques are particularly good. To put it in a single word - excellent!
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on 7 February 2013
Met the description perfectly (I purchased a second hand copy) good book to accompany my fundamentals of computing module at university
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on 8 March 2012
The book i received had several pages missing and then repeats some pages. All in all a very poor quality product, would not recommend.
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