The long-awaited second edition of Norman Bigg's best-selling Discrete Mathematics, includes new chapters on statements and proof, logical framework, natural numbers, and the integers, in addition to updated chapters from the previous edition. Carefully structured, coherent and comprehensive, each chapter contains tailored exercises and solutions to selected questions, and miscellaneous exercises are presented throughout. This is an invaluable text for students seeking a clear introduction to discrete mathematics, graph theory, combinatorics, number theory and abstract algebra.
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Norman Biggs is a Professor of Mathematics, London School of Economics, University of London.Review:
`For the Second Edition:
"... it is a wonderful book. Biggs' expository style is of the highest quality." '
Professor James Reid, University of Mississippi
`"... a well written book by a world-renowned expert. The explanations go to the heart of the matter and the proofs
given are elegant." '
Professor Mohan Shrikhande, University of Michigan
`" the material is well written in a clear and lucid style ... " '
Dr Jim Renshaw, University of Southampton
`the new chapters are elegantly written'
Dr Peter Robinson, University of Cambridge
`From recent reviews of the first edition:
"Biggs' book ... a timely and important addition to the literature ... stands out for its clarity of exposition, its careful organization, and for the way in which it reduces unnecessary abstraction to a minimum ... The range of topics covered is astonishing ... and ... it is written with humour and
a lightness of touch which make it a pleasure to read." '
Times Higher Education Supplemement
`"It seems to me that the book is as comprehensive as one could hope. I strongly recommend it" '
Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society
`"the comprehensive course of discrete mathematics" '
L'Enseignement Mathematique, t.36, fasc.1-2, 1990
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