Electronic Proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate MathematicsOrlando, Florida, March 1619, 2006Paper S015
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Generating Functions and Logic in Introductory Discrete Mathematics with Maple 
Joel C. Fowler
Mathematics Department
Southern Polytechnic State University
1100 South Marietta Parkway
Marietta, GA 300602896
USA
jfowler@spsu.edu
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Because Maple's powerful combinatorial packages require some prerequisite knowledge, most are unsuitable for introductory discrete mathematics. We examine how Maple's more basic and accessible functions can be used in an elementary discrete mathematics course to enhance student work with symbolic logic and generating functions.
Keyword(s): discrete mathematics, Maple