Mathematics in Computing

An Accessible Guide to Historical, Foundational and Application Contexts

Authors: O’Regan, Gerard

  • Provides a broad review of the applications of mathematics to computing, including software engineering, coding theory, cryptography and software reliability
  • Emphasizes the application of mathematics to computing, rather than mathematics for its own sake, covering both discrete and continuous mathematics
  • Discusses the application of mathematical techniques to increase confidence in program correctness
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About this Textbook

This clearly written and enlightening textbook provides a concise, introductory guide to the key mathematical concepts and techniques used by computer scientists. Topics and features: ideal for self-study, offering many pedagogical features such as chapter-opening key topics, chapter introductions and summaries, review questions, and a glossary; places our current state of knowledge within the context of the contributions made by early civilizations, such as the ancient Babylonians, Egyptians and Greeks; examines the building blocks of mathematics, including sets, relations and functions; presents an introduction to logic, formal methods and software engineering; explains the fundamentals of number theory, and its application in cryptography; describes the basics of coding theory, language theory, and graph theory; discusses the concept of computability and decideability; includes concise coverage of calculus, probability and statistics, matrices, complex numbers and quaternions.

About the authors

Dr. Gerard O'Regan is a CMMI software process improvement consultant with research interests including software quality and software process improvement; mathematical approaches to software quality; and the history of computing. He is the author of the Springer titles "A Brief History of Computing", "Introduction to Software Process Improvement", "Mathematical Approaches to Software Quality" and "A Practical Approach to Software Quality".

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“This book provides a mathematical context for computing. … Each chapter concludes with a summary and a series of review questions that reinforce the concepts presented. This is all very readable and self-contained, making the book an excellent resource for most academic libraries. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All undergraduate students and informed general audiences.” (D. Z. Spicer, Choice, Vol. 50 (11), July, 2013)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mathematics in Computing
Book Subtitle
An Accessible Guide to Historical, Foundational and Application Contexts
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-4534-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-4534-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-4533-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-6054-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 288
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