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− | + | '''Discrete math''' is very broadly the area of mathematics that deals with [[discrete]] objects; that is, objects that be enumerated. Another very broad description is that branches of mathematics considered discrete math are primarily concerned with [[set|sets]], whereas branches of math known as [[analysis]] (such as [[calculus]]) are primarily concerned with [[function|functions]]. | |

− | + | Discrete math has applications in many different areas, including cryptography, linear programming, and coding theory.{{ref|1}} | |

+ | ==Discrete Math Fields== | ||

Some parts of mathematics that one would generally consider discrete math are: | Some parts of mathematics that one would generally consider discrete math are: | ||

* [[Combinatorics]] | * [[Combinatorics]] | ||

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* [[Computer science]] | * [[Computer science]] | ||

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+ | * [[Mathematics]] | ||

+ | * [[Abstract algebra]] | ||

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+ | == References == | ||

+ | *{{note|1}} L. Lovasz ''et al''. "Discrete Mathematics". Springer. | ||

+ | ==External links== | ||

* [http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Resources/AoPS_R_A_DiscreteMath.php Why Discrete Math is Important] | * [http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Resources/AoPS_R_A_DiscreteMath.php Why Discrete Math is Important] | ||

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## Revision as of 12:11, 1 November 2007

**Discrete math** is very broadly the area of mathematics that deals with discrete objects; that is, objects that be enumerated. Another very broad description is that branches of mathematics considered discrete math are primarily concerned with sets, whereas branches of math known as analysis (such as calculus) are primarily concerned with functions.

Discrete math has applications in many different areas, including cryptography, linear programming, and coding theory.^{[1]}

## Discrete Math Fields

Some parts of mathematics that one would generally consider discrete math are:

## See Also

## References

- ^ L. Lovasz
*et al*. "Discrete Mathematics". Springer.