# What is Discrete Mathematics?

Learn how discrete mathematics is related to programming.

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## Introduction to discrete mathematics

We need to understand what discrete mathematics is and its relationship with computer science before we learn how to implement discrete mathematical concepts in the various fields of computer science.

As mentioned before, we’ve tried to implement discrete mathematical concepts in algorithms and data structures so we can better understand these concepts.

**Discrete mathematics (DM)** is a branch of mathematics. To be very particular, it’s the study of mathematical structures and objects that are discrete.

People, animals, chairs, and everything we see around us fall under this mathematical study. Why? Because they’re discrete and distinct. They’re not continuous.

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