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Mathematics in Computing

An Accessible Guide to Historical, Foundational and Application Contexts

Authors: O'Regan, Gerard

  • Provides a broad review of the applications of mathematics to computing, including software engineering, coding theory, cryptography and software reliability
  • Emphasizes the application of mathematics to computing, rather than mathematics for its own sake, covering both discrete and continuous mathematics
  • Discusses the application of mathematical techniques to increase confidence in program correctness
  • Fully revised and updated new edition
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About this Textbook

This illuminating textbook provides a concise review of the core concepts in mathematics essential to computer scientists. Emphasis is placed on the practical computing applications enabled by seemingly abstract mathematical ideas, presented within their historical context. The text spans a broad selection of key topics, ranging from the use of finite field theory to correct code and the role of number theory in cryptography, to the value of graph theory when modelling networks and the importance of formal methods for safety critical systems.

This fully updated new edition has been expanded with a more comprehensive treatment of algorithms, logic, automata theory, model checking, software reliability and dependability, algebra, sequences and series, and mathematical induction.

Topics and features: includes numerous pedagogical features, such as chapter-opening key topics, chapter introductions and summaries, review questions, and a glossary; describes the historical contributions of such prominent figures as Leibniz, Babbage, Boole, and von Neumann; introduces the fundamental mathematical concepts of sets, relations and functions, along with the basics of number theory, algebra, algorithms, and matrices; explores arithmetic and geometric sequences and series, mathematical induction and recursion, graph theory, computability and decidability, and automata theory; reviews the core issues of coding theory, language theory, software engineering, and software reliability, as well as formal methods and model checking; covers key topics on logic, from ancient Greek contributions to modern applications in AI, and discusses the nature of mathematical proof and theorem proving; presents a short introduction to probability and statistics, complex numbers and quaternions, and calculus.

This engaging and easy-to-understand book will appeal to students of computer science wishing for an overview of the mathematics used in computing, and to mathematicians curious about how their subject is applied in the field of computer science. The book will also capture the interest of the motivated general reader.

About the authors

Dr. Gerard O'Regan is a CMMI software process improvement consultant with research interests including software quality and software process improvement, mathematical approaches to software quality, and the history of computing. He is the author of such Springer titles as World of Computing: A Primer Companion for the Digital Age, Concise Guide to Formal Methods, Concise Guide to Software Engineering, Guide to Discrete Mathematics, and Introduction to the History of Computing.

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eBook 35,69 €
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  • Due: February 10, 2020
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Softcover 46,79 €
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  • Due: February 10, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-34208-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mathematics in Computing
Book Subtitle
An Accessible Guide to Historical, Foundational and Application Contexts
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-34209-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-34209-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-34208-1
Series ISSN
1863-7310
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXX, 406
Number of Illustrations
65 b/w illustrations, 69 illustrations in colour
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