STUDENT’S SOLUTIONS GUIDE This student manual, available separately, contains full solutions to all odd-numbered problems in the exercise sets. These solutions explain why a particular method is used and why it works. For some exercises, one or two other possible approaches are described to show that a problem can be solved in several different ways. Suggested references for the writing projects found at the end of each chapter are also included in this volume. Also included are a guide to writing proofs and an extensive description of common mistakes students make in discrete mathematics, plus sample tests and a sample crib sheet for each chapter designed to help students prepare for exams.
INSTRUCTOR’S RESOURCE GUIDE This manual, available on the website and in
printed form by request for instructors, contains full solutions to even-numbered exercises in
the text. Suggestions on how to teach the material in each chapter of the book are provided,
including the points to stress in each section and how to put the material into perspective. It
also offers sample tests for each chapter and a test bank containing over 1500 exam questions to choose from. Answers to all sample tests and test bank questions are included. Finally, several sample syllabi are presented for courses with differing emphases and student ability levels.