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What is Discrete Math (in layman's terms)?

  1. May 31, 2013 #1
    Wikipedia says it deals with distinct objects and is differentiated from continuous math, which has objects that "vary smoothly."

    For a layman, can someone explain what this means?

    And is all math discrete or continuous? No other options?
     
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  3. May 31, 2013 #2

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    Quote: "And is all math discrete or continuous? No other options?"

    What other options did you have in mind?
     
  4. May 31, 2013 #3
    Discrete mathematics deals with values or concepts which have countable results. Key word being countable (meaning discrete).

    Calculus is a mathematics which deals with continuous ideas such as limits and infinity.
     
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