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Sets, Logic and Maths for Computing


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Table of Contents

Collecting Things Together: Sets.- Comparing Things: Relations.- Associating One Item with Another: Functions.- Recycling Outputs as Inputs: Induction and Recursion.- Counting Things: Combinatorics.- Weighing the Odds: Probability.- Squirrel Math: Trees.- Yea and Nay: Propositional Logic.- Something about Everything: Quantificational Logic.- Just Supposing: Proof and Consequence.

About the Author

Dr. David Makinson is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method at the London School of Economics, UK.


From the reviews of the second edition:

"This book is an excellent introductory course on mathematical language, knowledge and problem solving skills for undergraduate students who need to enter the world of computer and information sciences. ... This easy-to-follow text allows readers to carry out their computing studies with a clear understanding of the basic finite mathematics and mathematical logics that they will need. ... is ideal for self-study as well as classroom use. ... the book will be of interest to any student who would like to understand the mathematical language." (Valentina Dagiene, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1239, 2012)

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