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Correspondences between the first and second printings (This concerns numbering in Section 2.6.)
Why a 5th edition?
Superb on all counts — review in CHOICE (review of 1st edition)
A real gem — review of 2nd edition, MAA Monthly
Praise from readers
Review of 3rd edition, MAA Reviews
This 5th edition contains all the things that made the earlier editions different from other textbooks. Among others:
There is also new material, in response to requests from computer science colleagues: