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Math 308 Discrete Mathematics Discrete Mathematics deals with “Separated” or discrete sets of objects (rather than continuous sets) Processes with a sequence of individual steps (rather than continuously changing processes)

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Kind of problems solved by discrete  Kind of problems solved by discrete  mathematics mathematics How many ways are there to choose a computer password? What is the probability of winning a lottery? Is there a link between two computers in a network? What is the shortest path between two cities using a transportation system? How can a list of integers sorted in increasing order? How many steps are required to do such a sorting?
Importance of  Importance of  Discrete Mathematics Discrete Mathematics Information is stored and manipulated by computers in a discrete fashion Applications in many different areas Discrete mathematics is a gateway to more advanced courses Develops mathematical reasoning skills Emphasizes the new role of mathematics

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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course MATH 112 taught by Professor Jarvis during the Winter '08 term at BYU.

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