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Mathematics of Discrete Structures for Computer Science

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Approaching mathematics from a computer science viewpoint, this book defines ways of calculating the results of applying the operators, then shows how they satisfy various properties. The comprehensive text is supplemented with summaries, proofs and exercises.

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Titel: Mathematics of Discrete Structures for Computer Science
Autoren/Herausgeber: Gordon J. Pace
Ausgabe: 2012

ISBN/EAN: 9783642429880

Seitenzahl: 296
Format: 23,5 x 15,5 cm
Produktform: Taschenbuch/Softcover
Gewicht: 480 g
Sprache: Englisch

Gordon J. Pace is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science of the University of Malta. He has an M.Sc. and a D.Phil. from Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He has considerable experience teaching courses on the topic of his book to undergraduates in Computer Science, Mathematics and Engineering. His research interests include formal methods for software and hardware, runtime verification and formal analysis of contracts.

Mathematics plays a key role in computer science, some researchers would consider computers as nothing but the physical embodiment of mathematical systems. And whether you are designing a digital circuit, a computer program or a new programming language, you need mathematics to be able to reason about the design -- its correctness, robustness and dependability. This book covers the foundational mathematics necessary for courses in computer science.The common approach to presenting mathematical concepts and operators is to define them in terms of properties they satisfy, and then based on these definitions develop ways of computing the result of applying the operators and prove them correct. This book is mainly written for computer science students, so here the author takes a different approach: he starts by defining ways of calculating the results of applying the operators and then proves that they satisfy various properties. After justifying his underlying approach the author offers detailed chapters covering propositional logic, predicate calculus, sets, relations, discrete structures, structured types, numbers, and reasoning about programs.The book contains chapter and section summaries, detailed proofs and many end-of-section exercises -- key to the learning process. The book is suitable for undergraduate and graduate students, and although the treatment focuses on areas with frequent applications in computer science, the book is also suitable for students of mathematics and engineering.

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