Applied Discrete Structures

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About Applied Discrete Stuctures:



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Applied Discrete Stuctures by Al Doerr and Ken Levasseur is a free open content textbook. You can essentially share it with anyone as long as you leave the Creative Commons license in place. See a more precise legal description below.

You can print any of the documents, but we encourage you to save trees and view them on a computer, iPad, book reader, or smart phone. You can also view them online. and there are Mathematica Notebooks with the same material available on the wiki site.

Instructors may bundle any subset of the pdf's or Notebooks on the wiki site for distribution to their students.

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Version 3.0 The complete book is being converted to MathBook XML. Based on the MBX source code, there will be html, pdf and hard copy versions available, eventually. A beta version of the first ten chapters is now available.

Part 1 - Fundamentals
Chapters 1-10
Free pdf
Chapters 1-10
Printed & Bound Copies
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ISBN: 978-1-365-35594-3

Version 2.0 All 16 chapters and solutions to odd numbered exercises are now available in a single pdf or split into two parts.
Full VersionPart 1 - FundamentalsPart 2 - Algebraic Structures
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Chapters 1-16 (22.6M)
Chapters 1-10 (14.3M)
Chapters 11-16 (7.1M)
Printed & Bound Copies
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ISBN: 978-1-105-55929-7
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ISBN: 978-1-105-61591-7
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ISBN: 978-1-105-61898-7

Note to Instructors: So that students can have either the one or two part versions, the pdf's and bound versions of Part 1 and Part 2 have the same page numberings within chapters as the full version. Pageation in the solutions does vary. If you adopt the book, please let us know!

As we identify errors, they will be logged on the Errata Page.

Classes outside of UMass Lowell using this text

Fall 2014 Winter/Spring 2014 Fall 2013 Spring 2013

How to get the files you need for the course and how you can view them.

Computer users: Download the pdf file for your course (see above). Save it anywhere on your computer and view it with any pdf viewer (e. g. Adobe Acrobat Reader). No need to be online!

iPad users: We recommend the GoodReader app ($4.99 on Apple's app store) for viewing and managing pdf's. To get the necessary files for this book:

You can also view the pdf using iBooks, which is a free app, but you can't annotate it as easily

Nook and Kindle and other tablet users You should be able to read the pdf's on your tablet computer. Download the pdf's as any other computer user would and then load them onto your ebook reader. The process of downloading is probably similar to that how you do it with GoodReader.

Wiki Site

You can also visit our wiki site at, where you can download the files individually. Other resources for learning Discrete Mathematics are also available at that site. Also on the wiki site, you can also download Mathematica Notebooks of individual chapters. UMass Lowell students can download Mathematica for their personal computers: instructions.

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Applied Discrete Structures by Alan Doerr & Kenneth Levasseur is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

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