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Discrete Mathematics: An Open Introduction

Discrete Mathematics: An Open Introduction

The text began as a set of lecture notes for the discrete mathematics course at the University of Northern Colorado. This course serves both as an introduction to topics in discrete math and as the "introduction to proofs" course for math majors. The course is usually taught with a large amount of student inquiry, and this text is written to help facilitate this. Four main topics are covered: counting, sequences, logic, and graph theory. Along the way, proofs are introduced, including proofs by contradiction, proofs by induction, and combinatorial proofs. An introductory chapter covering mathematical statements, sets, and functions helps students gain familiarity with the language of mathematics, and two additional topics (generating functions and number theory) are also included. While the... Show More


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Oscar Levin
Oscar Levin (Faculty)
37 weeks ago
Hi everyone. I'm the author of this book and I'm still working on improving it (I aim to release a 4th edition in March 2020). If you have any suggestions for improvement, please send them my way.
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