# Math in Daily Life : How to Define Discrete Mathematics

Discreet mathematics. It’s a broad topic.

How do you define it? Hi, I’m Jimmy Chang, and we’re here to talk about exactly how you

define discreet mathematics. It is a very broad topic, but it’s all about the definition.

Now, what discreet mathematics involves is taking sets of elements of things and breaking

them up into separate or discontinuous parts. Now, it involves, a lot of times, taking groups

or sets of things and that have a certain end to it. In other words, there’s a lot of

sets that won’t go on forever. Or a finite number of elements. The key word is a finite

because discreet mathematics also is called finite mathematics for that reason. Generally,

you’re working with a lot of things that are discontinuous that are broken apart into different

things. Now, when you’re solving the different problems, you may come across many kinds of

solutions, if there are solutions. Now, oftentimes, in discreet mathematics, because you might

have many solutions, you tend to want to go with the best one because some other solutions

might require you to do things in a lot longer time. Part of discreet mathematics involves

doing things in the optimum short amount of time, so there’s a lot of different things

involved, but you have to pick the best route. And finding the best solution is often involved

in discreet mathematics. So I’m Jimmy Chang, and I’ve given you a glimpse on how you define

discreet mathematics.

the display of the hands and watch moving around in the background is very distracting.

What the hell are you talking about? It introduces you to all of the amazing topics such as Number Theory, Combinatorics, Logic, Sets, and the like. There is a hell of a lot of beauty but a steep learning curve.

Extremely difficult? Varies from person to person. If you like proofs, a math major is for you. If you like easy computations, just take the standard Calculus sequence. Proofs are where it's at for beauty in mathematics, in my opinion.

It didn't necessarily ruin math for me, just made me realize how much more I hate pure mathematics. Calculus and beyond is for me. Give me something applicable to physics over this crap any day.

Toughest math subject in college…

I know what discrete math is, now show me how some discrete math material instead of just talking about what it is.

This course is ridiculous. I honestly cannot even stand to sit through the class. Last semester EVERY PERSON failed and they had to grade on a curve, or so I've been told. I'm not stressing over it, life will go on with or without this pointless diversion. Discrete—–>(POINTLESS^USELESS)=T

It is not true that discrete mathematics deals only with finite sets (that's the case with finite mathematics which can be considered as a part of dm), discrete can also refer to infinite sets, as long as they are countable (like the integers). So in my opinion, the definition would be more correct if you use mathematics dealing with countable sets of numbers / integers.

@dirtybirdeeee4 At least it may suggest that mathematicians love to think by making movements mostly with the hands.

That didn't help me at all. LOL

So basically solving really hard math problems in the shortest possible way, in which, some of the problems could have solutions. Yea, sounds like good ole math to me.

You should remove the mirror at the background, it is very irritating. Thanks

thanks, your hands are fine, as usual dumb ppl have hard to time focusing

My god .. This is so useless its irritating :). He did not explain,introduce or define anything. I hope this videos about math aren't made anymore. They are useless and depress anyone who have some interest in mathematics.

easiest class in college, after statistics.

Another useless eHow video

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