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Topics in Finite and Discrete Mathematics

Topics in Finite and Discrete Mathematics by Sheldon M. Ross
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Written for a broad audience of students in mathematics, computer science, operations research, statistics, and engineering, this textbook presents a short, lively survey of several fascinating non-calculus topics in modern applied mathematics. Coverage includes probability, mathematical finance, graphs, linear programming, statistics, computer science algorithms, and groups. A key feature is the abundance of interesting examples not normally found in standard finite mathematics courses, such as options pricing and arbitrage, tournaments, and counting formulas. The author assumes a level of mathematical sophistication at the beginning calculus level, that is, students should have had at least a course in pre-calculus, and the added sophistication attained from studying calculus would be useful.
Cambridge University Press; July 2000
279 pages; ISBN 9780511034541
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Title: Topics in Finite and Discrete Mathematics
Author: Sheldon M. Ross