Author(s): Susanna S. EppDifference between 4th and 3rd editions Side by side comparison of table of contents helps to figure out the most significant changes. |

**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"

Discrete Mathematics with Applications

Published by: Cengage Learning, August 04, 2010

Published by: Cengage Learning, August 04, 2010

Discrete Mathematics with Applications

Published by: Cengage Learning, December 22, 2003

Discrete Mathematics With Applications

Published by: Brooks/Cole Pub Co, September 26, 1996