Discrete mathematics is the branch of mathematics dealing with objects that can assume only distinct, separated values. The term “discrete mathematics” is therefore used in contrast with “continuous mathematics,” which is the branch of mathematics dealing with objects that can vary smoothly (and which includes, for example, calculus).

## Discrete and Combinatorial Mathematics: An Applied Introduction – Ralph P. Grimaldi – 3rd Edition

The areas of discrete and combinatorial mathematics are to some extent new to the undergraduate curriculum, so that there are…