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Discrete Mathematics with Ducks - (Textbooks in Mathematics) 2nd Edition by Sarah-Marie Belcastro (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 658

Genre: Computers + Internet

Sub-Genre: Operating Systems

Series Title: Textbooks in Mathematics

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: CRC Press

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: General

Author: Sarah-Marie Belcastro

Featured book lists: Textbooks

Language: English

Street Date: November 26, 2018
TCIN: 80823507
UPC: 9781138052598
Item Number (DPCI): 315-00-2575
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


About the Book

Discrete Mathematics with Ducks is a gentle introduction for students who find the proofs and abstractions of mathematics challenging. At the same time, it provides stimulating material, which instructors can use for more advanced students. The new edition continues to facilitate effective and active learning through problem-based activities.

Book Synopsis

Discrete Mathematics with Ducks, Second Edition is a gentle introduction for students who find the proofs and abstractions of mathematics challenging. At the same time, it provides stimulating material that instructors can use for more advanced students. The first edition was widely well received, with its whimsical writing style and numerous exercises and materials that engaged students at all levels.

The new, expanded edition continues to facilitate effective and active learning. It is designed to help students learn about discrete mathematics through problem-based activities. These are created to inspire students to understand mathematics by actively practicing and doing, which helps students better retain what they've learned. As such, each chapter contains a mixture of discovery-based activities, projects, expository text, in-class exercises, and homework problems.

The author's lively and friendly writing style is appealing to both instructors and students alike and encourages readers to learn. The book's light-hearted approach to the subject is a guiding principle and helps students learn mathematical abstraction.


  • The book's Try This! sections encourage students to construct components of discussed concepts, theorems, and proofs
  • Provided sets of discovery problems and illustrative examples reinforce learning
  • Bonus sections can be used by instructors as part of their regular curriculum, for projects, or for further study

About the Author

sarah-marie belcastro is a free-range mathematician who works primarily in topological graph theory. She enjoys connecting people to each other, connecting ideas to each other, and connecting people to ideas. Among her many non-pure-mathematics interests are the mathematics of knitting, pharmacokinetics, dance (principally ballet and modern), and changing the world. sarah-marie did her undergraduate work at Haverford College and her Ph.D. at the University of Michigan. She currently directs the summer program MathILy.

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