# Sets, Logic and Maths for Computing

2nd Edition

This easy-to-follow book introduces the mathematical language, knowledge and problem-solving skills needed for the study of computing. The language is both qualitative and quantitative, and includes basic notions of logic used for representation and proof.
• ISBN13: 978-1-4471-2499-3
• 304 Pages
• User Level: Students
• Publication Date: February 27, 2012
• Available eBook Formats: PDF
• eBook Price: \$39.95
Full Description
This easy-to-follow textbook introduces the mathematical language, knowledge and problem-solving skills that undergraduates need to study computing. The language is in part qualitative, with concepts such as set, relation, function and recursion/induction; but it is also partly quantitative, with principles of counting and finite probability. Entwined with both are the fundamental notions of logic and their use for representation and proof. Features: teaches finite math as a language for thinking, as much as knowledge and skills to be acquired; uses an intuitive approach with a focus on examples for all general concepts; brings out the interplay between the qualitative and the quantitative in all areas covered, particularly in the treatment of recursion and induction; balances carefully the abstract and concrete, principles and proofs, specific facts and general perspectives; includes highlight boxes that raise common queries and clear confusions; provides numerous exercises, with selected solutions.

1. Collecting Things Together: Sets.
2. Comparing Things: Relations.
3. Associating One Item with Another: Functions.
4. Recycling Outputs as Inputs: Induction and Recursion.
5. Counting Things: Combinatorics.
6. Weighing the Odds: Probability.
7. Squirrel Math: Trees.
8. Yea and Nay: Propositional Logic.
9. Something about Everything: Quantificational Logic.
10. Just Supposing: Proof and Consequence.
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