Topics in Finite and Discrete Mathematics


Topics in Finite and Discrete Mathematics

Written for students in mathematics, computer science, operations research, statistics, and engineering, this text presents a concise lively survey of several fascinating non-calculus topics in modern applied mathematics. Sheldon Ross, noted textbook author and scientist, covers probability, mathematical finance, graphs, linear programming, statistics, computer science algorithms, and groups. He offers an abundance of interesting examples not normally found in standard finite mathematics courses: options pricing and arbitrage, tournaments, and counting formulas. The chapters assume a level of mathematical sophistication at the beginning calculus level, that is, a course in pre-calculus.

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