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Or concrete, as suggested by Knuth, Graham, and Patashnik in their book, "Concrete Mathematics: A Foundation for Computer Science".


The "Concrete Math" book title is a play on words - combining continuous and discrete. From the preface: "When DEK taught Concrete Mathematics for the first time.... [h]e announced that, contrary to the expectations of some of his colleagues, he was _not_ going to teach the Theory of Aggregates, not Stone's Embedding Theorem, not even the Stone-Cech compactification. (Several students from the civil engineering department got up and quietly left the room). [Edit]: Typo/Spelling fix.

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