This comprehensive and self-contained text provides a thorough understanding of the concepts and applications of discrete mathematics and graph theory. It is written in such a manner that beginners can develop an interest in the subject. Besides providing the essentials of theory, the book helps develop problem-solving techniques and sharpens the skill of thinking logically.
The book is organized in two parts. The first part on discrete mathematics covers a wide range of topics such as predicate logic, recurrences, generating function, combinatorics, partially ordered sets, lattices, Boolean algebra, finite state machines, finite fields, elementary number theory and discrete probability. The second part on graph theory covers planarity, colouring and partitioning, directed and algebraic graphs.
In the Second Edition, more exercises with answers have been added in various chapters. Besides, an appendix on languages has also been included at the end of the book.
The book is intended to serve as a textbook for undergraduate engineering students of computer science and engineering, information communication technology (ICT), and undergraduate and postgraduate students of mathematics. It will also be useful for undergraduate and postgraduate students of computer applications.