The importance of discrete mathematics has increased dramatically within the last few years but until now, it has been difficult-if not impossible-to find a single reference book that effectively covers the subject. To fill that void, The Handbook of Discrete and Combinatorial Mathematics presents a comprehensive collection of ready reference material for all of the important areas of discrete mathematics, including those essential to its applications in computer science and engineering. Its topics include:· Logic and foundations· Counting· Number theory· Abstract and linear algebra· Probability· Graph theory· Networks and optimization· Cryptography and coding· Combinatorial designsThe author presents the material in a simple, uniform way, and emphasizes what is useful and practical. For easy reference, he incorporates into the text:· Many glossaries of important terms· Lists of important theorems and formulas· Numerous examples that illustrate terms and concepts· Helpful descriptions of algorithms· Summary tables· Citations of Web pages that supplement the textIf you have ever had to find information from discrete mathematics in your work-or just out of curiosity-you probably had to search through a variety of books to find it. Never again. The Handbook of Discrete Mathematics is now available and has virtually everything you need-everything important to both theory and practice.Rosen, Kenneth H. is the author of 'Handbook of Discrete and Combinatorial Mathematics' with ISBN 9780849301490 and ISBN 0849301491.