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All of the course notes and problem set solutions were written up using TEX. It didn’t get any better than that! When I saw that this book had been released, I rushed to my nearest technical bookstore to buy it. It’s every bit as fun and whimsical as the class was, but it is by no means any sort of satire or spoof – this book is very deep, and covers a vast array of problems and methodologies. If you’ve ever wondered what sort of mathematics course could actually inspire someone to continue learning mathematics, check this book out!
Apr 24, Thore Husfeldt rated it it was amazing. Incredibly well written, utterly idiosyncratic, and remarkably useless.
Concrete Mathematics: A Foundation for Computer Science
Somewhere between masterpiece and complete failure. I love every comma of it. Dec 30, Joshua rated it really liked it. I’m still working my way through this book — it’s supposed to be a patashni to the Art of Computer Programming, to give you the math foundation you need. The explanations are clear and the exercises are great. View all 3 comments. Sep 28, Jigar Brahmbhatt rated it really liked it.
Graham, Knuth, and Patashnik: Concrete Mathematics
A wonderful, wonderful exploration of a mathematical system that according to its authors is a blend of “continuous and discreet mathematics”. It also forms a foundation to understand Donald Knuth’s epic exploration of algorithms, the seven-books series on the “Art of Computer Programming”.
Such playful rigor is found throughout this book, which explains number grzham, recursion, discrete probability et al with elan. It is also one of the few books from my Engineering days that I will cherish and keep returning to, just for the infotainment it provides. Sep 14, Avinash K rated it really liked it Shelves: But really, a very good text book.
If you would like to solve the exercises, then here’s to many a rainy Sunday afternoons! May 19, Joe Cole rated it it was amazing Recommended to Joe by: I really recommend this book. It simply teaches you how to think in a simple way without complex unproven theorems.
This book is really challenging and provides the reader all the tools he will need to enjoy learning the topics presented. Dec 27, Vraham Africa rated it really liked it Shelves: I read it because Knuth’s name was on it and I wasn’t disappointed.
It’s dense, it’s hard thinking, it’s studying. If you enjoy that class of reading and you are a computer scientist, software engineer, or either with a serious dedication to your craft, pick it up.
Concrete Mathematics: A Foundation for Computer Science by Ronald L. Graham
If you are lazy, forget about it. You might as well read the Wiki article’s on the subject. May 24, Ram Bharadwaj rated it liked it.
Sep 11, Paul Floyd rated it really liked it. The first three chapters were OK, but by the time I got to hypergeometric generating functions I was feeling a bit out of knkth depth. The last couple of chapters on probability and asymptotics were a bit easier to follow. Apr 23, Jeff Rogers rated it really liked it Shelves: I haven’t read the whole thing, but have read a number of the sections that were of particular interest to me especially the chapter on generating functions.
It’s worth noting that this is a challenging book and if you haven’t had some exposure to mathematics before and developed some degree of mathematical maturity you’ll likely find this book too hard and trying to work through it discouraging. I first conrete a look at it in high school, couldn’t make much progress, and put it Very good book. I first took a look at it in high school, couldn’t make much progress, and put it down. It wasn’t until my knhth year of college that I started to get much out of it.
Dec 02, Peb anc it it was amazing. D learning math would never be this fun. Oct 16, Tomasz rated it it was amazing. Good source of condensed knowledge on topic. While the book feels quite heavy both physically and experience-wiseI refuse to believe this material could have been presented in a more knuh way. Apr 15, Bishu rated it it was amazing. Reading it as a reference. I mean, Donald Knuth is by far the most amazing computer scientist in my mind so considering I am such a huge fanboi of his work, I HAD to read this to refresh my math.
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Aug 26, Jovany Agathe rated it it was amazing. Aug 24, Siam Ramasamy is currently reading it Shelves: Dec 17, Ayush Bhat rated it it was amazing. A Concrete Math book from the God Himself. Mar 12, Volodymyr rated it it was amazing. This great classical book gives very strong mathematical foundation for computer programming and algorithms, showing how to solve complex problems in a mathematical way.
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One of the best CS math books available. A must for any CS student. Mar 23, Nick Black rated it it was amazing. The best overall set of discrete exercises I’ve ever seen, well worth the price of admission alone.
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