This fourth edition continues to improve on the features that have made it the market leader. The text offers a flexible organization, enabling instructors to adapt the book to their particular courses: discrete mathematics, graph theory, modern algebra, and/or combinatorics. More elementary problems were added, creating a greater variety of level in problem sets, which allows students to perfect skills as they practice. This new edition continues to feature numerous computer science applications-making this the ideal text for preparing students for advanced study.
“A Solution Manual, GREAT!”, or so I thought. I must have missed the description that says that this book only contains the solutions to the odd-numbered problems. Wait a minute, doesn’t the regular textbook already have the odd-numbered solutions in the back of the book? Yes, it does. So why buy the book? What you are really looking for is the Teacher’s Solution Manual, which has solutions to all the problems.
Is this book identical to the solutions given in the back of the regular textbook? Not quite. The back of the regular textbook skips some multi-part problems. For example, a problem could be split up into 5 parts a, b, c, d, e, but the back of the book only has the solutions for a,d,e. Also the back of the book has a habit of saving space by just showing the answer without guidance to how that answer was derived. This solution manual has a little more info than the back of the book, as well as the answers to all subquestions a,b,c,d,e of odd-numbered problems.
- Author(s): Ralph P. Grimaldi
- ISBN-10 : 0321200330
- ISBN-13 : 978-0321200334
- Publisher : Pearson; 5th Edition (November 16, 2003)
- Language: : English