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Anu Parthiban|Mar 17, 2022
NEW DELHI: The National Institute of Technology (NIT) Andhra Pradesh’s assistant professor Karthick Seshadri has authored a book on ‘Discrete Mathematics with Applications.’
“It is a key prerequisite for emerging courses such as Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Data Science, among others. This textbook was published by Cengage,” said an official statement from NIT Andhra Pradesh.
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This book is suitable to be used as a textbook for the Discrete Mathematics course which is typically offered as part of the BTech. and MCA programmes. This book accompanies a digital learning App that provides access to material in the form of flashcards, practice problems and laboratory exercises, it said.
Appreciating Seshadri for this accomplishment, Professor C S P Rao, director, NIT Andhra Pradesh, mentioned, “It is important for faculty of higher learning institutes to publish textbooks to disseminate innovative pedagogical content and experiential learning to the stakeholders of technical education. I am happy to state that several textbooks are in the pipeline to be published by the faculty of NIT Andhra Pradesh.”
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Highlighting the unique aspects of the book, Seshadri said, “I thank my director for motivating and supporting me in the pursuit of my academic aspirations. The book is written in an easy-to-comprehend style used for demonstrating many mathematical constructs and contains examples to clarify many abstract concepts useful in the study of Computer Science. Many formal arguments are introduced in a student-friendly manner and numerous exercises are provided to assess the understanding of the content covered.”
“I thank my co-author Dr. K. Viswanathan Iyer and wish to acknowledge the support of the editorial team in Cengage comprising Vineet Sharma, Rahul Kumar and Sanjay Singh,” he added.
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The book is divided into six chapters, one each on Logic, Functions and Relations; Combinatorics; Basic Group Theory, Graph Theory; and Finite Automata (traditionally, this belongs to theory of computing), and Discrete Probability Theory. The concepts introduced in this book will help students in problem-solving and applying the concepts learnt to other areas of Computer Science, said the statement.
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