Discrete Mathematics with Applications
Susanna S. Epp
Table of Contents
1. SPEAKING MATHEMATICALLY.
Variables. The Language of Sets. The Language of Relations and Functions.
2. THE LOGIC OF COMPOUND STATEMENTS.
Logical Form and Logical Equivalence.
Valid and Invalid Arguments.
Application: Digital Logic Circuits.
Application: Number Systems and Circuits for Addition.
3. THE LOGIC OF QUANTIFIED STATEMENTS.
Predicates and Quantified Statements I. Predicates and Quantified Statements II. Statements with Multiple Quantifiers. Arguments with Quantified Statements.
4. ELEMENTARY NUMBER THEORY AND METHODS OF PROOF.
Direct Proof and Counterexample I: Introduction. Direct Proof and Counterexample II: Rational Numbers. Direct Proof and Counterexample III: Divisibility. Direct Proof and Counterexample IV: Division into Cases and the Quotient-Remainder Theorem. Direct Proof and Counterexample V: Floor and Ceiling. Indirect Argument: Contradiction and Contraposition. Indirect Argument: Two Classical Theorems. Application: Algorithms.
5. SEQUENCES, MATHEMATICAL INDUCTION, AND RECURSION.
Sequences. Mathematical Induction I. Mathematical Induction II. Strong Mathematical Induction and the Well-Ordering Principle. Application: Correctness of Algorithms. Defining Sequences Recursively. Solving Recurrence Relations by Iteration. Second-Order Linear Homogeneous Recurrence Relations with Constant Coefficients. General Recursive Definitions and Structural Induction.
6. SET THEORY.
Set Theory: Definitions and the Element Method of Proof. Set Identities. Disproofs and Algebraic Proofs. Boolean Algebras, Russell's Paradox, and the Halting Problem.
7. PROPERTIES OF FUNCTIONS.
Functions Defined on General Sets. One-to-one, Onto, Inverse Functions. Composition of Functions. Cardinality, Sizes of Infinity, and Applications to Computability.
8. PROPERTIES OF RELATIONS.
Relations on Sets (add material about relational databases). Reflexivity, Symmetry, and Transitivity. Equivalence Relations. Modular Arithmetic with Applications to Cryptography. Partial Order Relations.
Counting and Probability.
The Multiplication Rule. Counting Elements of Disjoint Sets: The Addition Rule. The Pigeonhole Principle. Counting Subsets of a Set: Combinations. r-Combinations with Repetition Allowed. Pascal's Formula and the Binomial Theorem. Probability Axioms and Expected Value. Conditional Probability, Bayes' Formula, and Independent Events.
10. GRAPHS AND TREES.
Graphs: An Introduction. Trails, Paths, and Circuits. Matrix Representations of Graphs. Isomorphisms of Graphs. Trees: Examples and Basic Properties. Rooted Trees. Spanning Trees and a Shortest Path Algorithm.
11. ANALYZING ALGORITHM EFFICIENCY.
Real-Valued Functions of a Real Variable and Their Graphs. O-, -, and -Notations. Application: Efficiency of Algorithms I. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions: Graphs and Orders. Application: Efficiency of Algorithms II.
12. REGULAR EXPRESSIONS AND FINITE STATE AUTOMATA.
Formal Languages and Regular Expressions. Finite-State Automata. Simplifying Finite-State Automata.
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