Preparing Maths for GATE, CS
September 4, 2010
Maths part for CS GATE plays a very crucial role in the overall outcome, and I think it is the most important and easiest subjects in the over all syllabus. Even here in IIT K, we are required to take a basic course in maths and algorithms, as the general belief is: “Engineering Maths is not studied as well as it should in most of the universities” I will try and jot down some points that could help in Maths preparation.
- Mathematical Logic
- Set Theory & Algebra
- Graph Theory
- Linear Algebra
- Numerical Methods
Books that can be useful
1. Discrete Maths – Kenneth Rosen
2. Higher Engineering Maths – B.S.Grewal
3. Probability and Random Processes – Geoffery Grimmet
My personal opinion:
G.S.Grewal is useful for basic probability, numerical methods and calculus. Kenneth Rosen is pretty comprehensive for all other topics. The third book will take you very deep into probability theory, which will always be helpful for future, but might not be exactly required for GATE.
Hope this helps. Feel free to post any feedback / queries. Will try and update the blog more frequently in coming weeks! Laters! 🙂