Discrete Mathematics with Applications

Discrete Mathematics with Applications Author(s): Susanna S. Epp

Difference between 4th and 3rd editions
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Key differences between 4th and 3rd editions

  • Period between current and previous editions: 7 years (2010 vs 2003).
  • The First Ed. of Epp's Discrete Mathematics with Applications appeared in 1994.
  • The Fourth Ed. is available in electronic book format.
  • About 300 new exercises have been added to the Fourth Ed.
  • Additional full answers have been incorporated into Appendix B "Solutions and Hints to Selected Exercises".
  • Chapter 1 "Speaking Mathematically" introduces some of the precise language that is a foundation for much mathematical thought
    • Variables
    • The Language of Sets
    • The Language of Relations and Functions
  • Chapter 3
    • New topic "Only If of Universal Conditional Statements"
  • Chapter 4 includes new topics:
    • Variations among Proofs
    • Absolute Value and the Triangle Inequality
  • Chapter 5 "Sequences, Mathematical Induction, and Recursion" covers material which in the previous edition was presented in two separate chapters "Sequences and Mathematical Induction" and "Recursion"
  • Chapter 6:
    • New discussion on Proof and Disproof
  • Chapter 7:
    • Increased coverage of functions of more than one variable and of functions acting on sets.
  • Chapter 8 includes new topics:
    • Extending the Euclidean Algorithm
    • RSA Cryptography
  • Chapter 10:
    • New material on Dijkstra's Shortest Path Algorithm
    • New exercises on o graph coloring.
    • Updated terminology about traveling in a graph
  • Chapter 11 "Analysis of Algorithm Efficiency" includes material from the former chapter "The Efficiency of Algorithms"
    • New topic on Binary Search
  • Chapter 12:
    • New topic "The Language Defined by a Regular Expression"
4th Edition of
Discrete Mathematics with Applications
eBook, 984 pages
eBook ISBN: 9781133168669
Published by: Cengage Learning, August 04, 2010
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Hardcover, 984 pages
ISBN-10: 0495391328
ISBN-13: 9780495391326
Published by: Cengage Learning, August 04, 2010
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3rd Edition of
Discrete Mathematics with Applications
Hardcover, 928 pages
ISBN-10: 0534359450
ISBN-13: 9780534359454
Published by: Cengage Learning, December 22, 2003
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2nd Edition of
Discrete Mathematics With Applications
Hardcover, 828 pages
ISBN-10: 0534944469
ISBN-13: 9780534944469
Published by: Brooks/Cole Pub Co, September 26, 1996
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