By Kenneth A. Ross

The distinguishing attribute of Ross and Wright is a legitimate mathematical therapy that raises easily in sophistication. The publication offers utility-grade discrete math instruments so scholars can comprehend them, use them, and circulation directly to extra complicated mathematical subject matters. *NEW-An introductory part giving light, stimulated warm-up questions that time out the significance of precision, examples, and abstraction as problem-solving instruments. *NEW-Dependence on prior mathematical historical past and class is decreased to provide scholars with rusty talents a greater probability at knowing the hot rules in discrete arithmetic. *NEW-The bankruptcy on trouble-free common sense is generally revised to put much more emphasis on logical considering. *NEW-A revised presentation makes algorithms more straightforward to translate into object-oriented courses. *NEW-Some lengthy sections were damaged up. specifically, the account of Boolean algebras is considerably transformed to maintain the summary define transparent and to steer certainly to functions. *NEW-The part on big-oh notation is now within the bankruptcy on induction the place it's also toward the algorithmic functions. *NEW-Chapters dedicated to chance and algebraic buildings were eradicated, even though the bankruptcy on counting comprises sections on user-friendly chance. *The part on big-oh notation is now within the bankruptcy on induction the place it's also towards the algorithmic functions *Chapters dedicated to likelihood and algebraic constructions were eradicated, notwithstanding the bankruptcy on counting contains sections on hassle-free likelihood *Proofs of all very important effects are given within the physique of the textual content presentation itself, no longer as routines, so critical scholars can examine the proofs or maintain the ebook as a reference *Hundreds of examples illustrate new rules, tie summary techniques to concrete settings, and building up to reasonably complicated makes use of of recent equipment

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5. Braid groups and public key cryptography . . . . . . . . . . 6. The Nielsen–Thurston approach to the conjugacy problem in Bn . . . 7. Other solutions to the word problem . . . . . . . . . . . . 6. A potpourri of miscellaneous results . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1. Centralizers of braids and roots of braids . . . . . . . . . . 2. 3. The Tits conjecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4. Braid groups are torsion free: a new proof .

Bn and Pn via conﬁguration spaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2. Bn and Pn via generators and relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3. Bn and Pn as mapping class groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4. Some examples where braiding appears in mathematics, unexpectedly . . . . 2. From knots to braids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1. Closed braids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2. Alexander’s Theorem .

S. National Science Foundation under grant number 0405586. † The second author was partially supported by a VIGRE postdoc under NSF grant number 9983660 to Cornell University. V. S. E. 6. Representations of other mapping class groups . . . . . . . . . 7. Additional representations of Bn .