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Re: Re: Big-O Notation

by srawls (Friar)
on Jul 06, 2001 at 04:08 UTC ( #94349=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Big-O Notation
in thread What??? You wanna learn math?

Thank You! I find myself in the exact same category as the poster, I'm in high school, and have trouble with all this calculous. I looked at Discrete Mathematics, and it's perfect, designed for an introductory book. I'm just finishing up Knuth's The Art of Computer Programming, and once I read Discrete Mathematics I'll go back and reread Knuth's books; mabey I'll finally understand the math sections! Again, thanks.

The 15 year old, freshman programmer,
Stephen Rawls

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Re: Re: Re: Big-O Notation
by Cirollo (Friar) on Jul 06, 2001 at 19:34 UTC
    You might check out Concrete Mathematics: A Foundation to Computer Science by Graham, Knuth and Patashnik.

    From the fatbrain page:

    Concrete mathematics is a blending of continuous and discrete mathematics. "More concretely," the authors explain, "it is the controlled manipulation of mathematical formulas, using a collection of techniques for solving problems." The subject matter is primarily an expansion of the Mathematical Preliminaries section in Knuth's classis Art of Computer Programming, but the style of presentation is more leisurely, and individual topics are covered more deeply.

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