*Post by Barb Knox**Post by DonH*I purchased a book entitled "Discrete Mathematics", as it looked

interesting.

However, as a layman, I don't know what the title actually means, and the

book does not provide a definition - it assumes everyone knows, as it is a

study guide for passing exams.

Can anyone here please enlighten?

<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discrete_mathematics>

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# Ah, yes. Thanks.

However, as DM is defined as much by what it excludes as by what it

includes, it seems to be one of those inventions of dubious merit (like a

Set superseding a Class), which we could all do without. Does a Venn

diagram improve on Euler's circles, or merely complicate?

What is Maths? Essentially it deals with Quantities, as compared with

Qualities.

If Logic is "reduced" to mathematical formulae, have we Progressed?

Or has Logic for the Layman simply been abolished?