Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications 7th Edition by Kenneth Rosen
Discrete Mathematics and its Applications, Seventh Edition, is intended for one- or two-term introductory discrete mathematics courses taken by students from a wide variety of majors, including computer science, mathematics, and engineering. This renowned best-selling text, which has been used at over 500 institutions around the world, gives a focused introduction to the primary themes in a discrete mathematics course and demonstrates the relevance and practicality of discrete mathematics to a wide a wide variety of real-world applications…from computer science to data networking, to psychology, to chemistry, to engineering, to linguistics, to biology, to business, and to many other important fields.
About the Author
Ken Rosen (Middletown, NJ) is a distinguished member of the technical staff at AT & T Labs.
Kenneth H. Rosen has had a long career as a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff
atAT&T Laboratories in Monmouth County, New Jersey. He currently holds the position
of Visiting Research Professor at Monmouth University, where he teaches graduate courses in
Dr. Rosen received his B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
(1972), and his Ph.D. in Mathematics from M.I.T. (1976), where he wrote his thesis in the area
of number theory under the direction of Harold Stark. Before joining Bell Laboratories in 1982,
he held positions at the University of Colorado, Boulder; The Ohio State University, Columbus;
and the University of Maine, Orono, where he was an associate professor of mathematics.
While working at AT&T Labs, he taught at Monmouth University, teaching courses in discrete
mathematics, coding theory, and data security. He currently teaches courses in algorithm design
and in computer security and cryptography.
Dr. Rosen has published numerous articles in professional journals in number theory and
in mathematical modeling. He is the author of the widely used Elementary Number Theory and
Its Applications, published by Pearson, currently in its sixth edition, which has been translated
into Chinese. He is also the author of Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications, published by
McGraw-Hill, currently in its seventh edition. Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications has
sold more than 350,000 copies in North America during its lifetime, and hundreds of thousands
of copies throughout the rest of the world. This book has also been translated into Spanish,
French, Greek, Chinese,Vietnamese, and Korean. He is also co-author of UNIX: The Complete
Reference; UNIX SystemV Release 4:An Introduction; and Best UNIXTips Ever, all published by
Osborne McGraw-Hill. These books have sold more than 150,000 copies, with translations into
Chinese, German, Spanish, and Italian. Dr. Rosen is also the editor of the Handbook of Discrete
and Combinatorial Mathematics, published by CRC Press, and he is the advisory editor of the
CRC series of books in discrete mathematics, consisting of more than 55 volumes on different
aspects of discrete mathematics, most of which are introduced in this book. Dr. Rosen serves as an
Associate Editor for the journal Discrete Mathematics, where he works with submitted papers in
several areas of discrete mathematics, including graph theory, enumeration, and number theory.
He is also interested in integrating mathematical software into the educational and professional
environments, and worked on several projects with Waterloo Maple Inc.’s MapleTM software
in both these areas. Dr. Rosen has also worked with several publishing companies on their
homework delivery platforms.
At Bell Laboratories andAT&T Laboratories, Dr. Rosenworked on a wide range of projects,
including operations research studies, product line planning for computers and data communications
equipment, and technology assessment. He helped planAT&T’s products and services in
the area of multimedia, including video communications, speech recognition, speech synthesis,
and image networking. He evaluated new technology for use by AT&T and did standards work
in the area of image networking. He also invented many new services, and holds more than 55
patents. One of his more interesting projects involved helping evaluate technology for theAT&T
attraction that was part of EPCOT Center.