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 Title A Spiral Workbook for Discrete Mathematics
 Author(s) Harris Kwong
 Publisher: Open SUNY Textbooks; 1 edition (December 18, 2015)
 License(s): CC BYNCSA
 Paperback 306 pages
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 Language: English
 ISBN10: 1942341180
 ISBN13: 9781942341185
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Book Description
This is a textbook that covers the standard topics in a sophomorelevel course in discrete mathematics: logic, sets, proof techniques, basic number theory, functions, relations, and elementary combinatorics, with an emphasis on motivation. It explains and clarifies the unwritten conventions in mathematics, and guides the students through a detailed discussion on how a proof is revised from its draft to a final polished form. Handson exercises help students understand a concept soon after learning it.
The text adopts a spiral approach: many topics are revisited multiple times, sometimes from a different perspective or at a higher level of complexity. The goal is to slowly develop students’ problemsolving and writing skills.
About the Authors Harris Kwong is a mathematics professor at SUNY Fredonia. He was born and raised in Hong Kong. After finishing high school there, he came to the United States to further his education. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Michigan, and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on combinatorics, number theory, and graph theory. His work appears in many international mathematics journals.