Principles and Techniques in Combinatorics

Author: Chuan-Chong Chen
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9810211392
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Mathematics

A textbook suitable for undergraduate courses. The materials are presented very explicitly so that students will find it very easy to read. A wide range of examples, about 500 combinatorial problems taken from various mathematical competitions and exercises are also included.

Principles and Techniques in Combinatorics

Author: Chen Chuan-Chong
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789814365673
Release Date: 1992-07-22
Genre: Mathematics

A textbook suitable for undergraduate courses. The materials are presented very explicitly so that students will find it very easy to read. A wide range of examples, about 500 combinatorial problems taken from various mathematical competitions and exercises are also included. Contents:Permutations and CombinationsBinomial Coefficients and Multinomial CoefficientsThe Pigeonhole Principle and Ramsey NumbersThe Principle of Inclusion and ExclusionGenerating FunctionsRecurrence Relations Readership: Undergraduates, graduates and mathematicians. keywords:Binomial Coefficients;Multinomial Coefficients;Euler ϕ-Function;Enumerative Combinatorics;Addition Principle;Multiplication Principle;Combination;Permutation;Identities;Pigeon Hole Principle;Ramsey Numbers;Principle of Inclusion and Exclusion;Stirling Numbers;Derangements;Problem of Ménages;Sieve of Eratosthenes;Generating Functions;Partitions of Integers;Exponential Generating Functions;Recurrence Relations;Characteristic Polynomial;Catalan Numbers “This book should be a must for all mathematicians who are involved in the training of Mathematical Olympiad teams, but it will also be a valuable source of problems for university courses.” Mathematical Reviews


Author: Peter J. Cameron
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107393370
Release Date: 1994-10-06
Genre: Mathematics

Combinatorics is a subject of increasing importance, owing to its links with computer science, statistics and algebra. This is a textbook aimed at second-year undergraduates to beginning graduates. It stresses common techniques (such as generating functions and recursive construction) which underlie the great variety of subject matter and also stresses the fact that a constructive or algorithmic proof is more valuable than an existence proof. The book is divided into two parts, the second at a higher level and with a wider range than the first. Historical notes are included which give a wider perspective on the subject. More advanced topics are given as projects and there are a number of exercises, some with solutions given.

Counting The Art of Enumerative Combinatorics

Author: George E. Martin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781475748789
Release Date: 2013-03-09
Genre: Mathematics

This book provides an introduction to discrete mathematics. At the end of the book the reader should be able to answer counting questions such as: How many ways are there to stack n poker chips, each of which can be red, white, blue, or green, such that each red chip is adjacent to at least 1 green chip? The book can be used as a textbook for a semester course at the sophomore level. The first five chapters can also serve as a basis for a graduate course for in-service teachers.

A Course in Combinatorics

Author: J. H. van Lint
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521006015
Release Date: 2001-11-22
Genre: Mathematics

This is the second edition of a popular book on combinatorics, a subject dealing with ways of arranging and distributing objects, and which involves ideas from geometry, algebra and analysis. The breadth of the theory is matched by that of its applications, which include topics as diverse as codes, circuit design and algorithm complexity. It has thus become essential for workers in many scientific fields to have some familiarity with the subject. The authors have tried to be as comprehensive as possible, dealing in a unified manner with, for example, graph theory, extremal problems, designs, colorings and codes. The depth and breadth of the coverage make the book a unique guide to the whole of the subject. The book is ideal for courses on combinatorical mathematics at the advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate level. Working mathematicians and scientists will also find it a valuable introduction and reference.

Constructive Combinatorics

Author: Dennis Stanton
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461249689
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Mathematics

The notes that eventually became this book were written between 1977 and 1985 for the course called Constructive Combinatorics at the University of Minnesota. This is a one-quarter (10 week) course for upper level undergraduate students. The class usually consists of mathematics and computer science majors, with an occasional engineering student. Several graduate students in computer science also attend. At Minnesota, Constructive Combinatorics is the third quarter of a three quarter sequence. The fIrst quarter, Enumerative Combinatorics, is at the level of the texts by Bogart [Bo], Brualdi [Br], Liu [Li] or Tucker [Tu] and is a prerequisite for this course. The second quarter, Graph Theory and Optimization, is not a prerequisite. We assume that the students are familiar with the techniques of enumeration: basic counting principles, generating functions and inclusion/exclusion. This course evolved from a course on combinatorial algorithms. That course contained a mixture of graph algorithms, optimization and listing algorithms. The computer assignments generally consisted of testing algorithms on examples. While we felt that such material was useful and not without mathematical content, we did not think that the course had a coherent mathematical focus. Furthermore, much of it was being taught, or could have been taught, elsewhere. Graph algorithms and optimization, for instance, were inserted into the graph theory course where they naturally belonged. The computer science department already taught some of the material: the simpler algorithms in a discrete mathematics course; effIciency of algorithms in a more advanced course.

Introduction to Combinatorial Analysis

Author: John Riordan
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486154404
Release Date: 2012-04-27
Genre: Mathematics

Introductory text surveys the theory of permutations and combinations associated with elementary algebra; the principle of inclusion and exclusion; and the theory of distributions and partitions in cyclic representation. Includes problems. 1958 edition.


Author: Theodore G. Faticoni
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118407486
Release Date: 2014-08-21
Genre: Mathematics

Bridges combinatorics and probability and uniquely includes detailed formulas and proofs to promote mathematical thinking Combinatorics: An Introduction introduces readers to counting combinatorics, offers examples that feature unique approaches and ideas, and presents case-by-case methods for solving problems. Detailing how combinatorial problems arise in many areas of pure mathematics, most notably in algebra, probability theory, topology, and geometry, this book provides discussion on logic and paradoxes; sets and set notations; power sets and their cardinality; Venn diagrams; the multiplication principal; and permutations, combinations, and problems combining the multiplication principal. Additional features of this enlightening introduction include: Worked examples, proofs, and exercises in every chapter Detailed explanations of formulas to promote fundamental understanding Promotion of mathematical thinking by examining presented ideas and seeing proofs before reaching conclusions Elementary applications that do not advance beyond the use of Venn diagrams, the inclusion/exclusion formula, the multiplication principal, permutations, and combinations Combinatorics: An Introduction is an excellent book for discrete and finite mathematics courses at the upper-undergraduate level. This book is also ideal for readers who wish to better understand the various applications of elementary combinatorics.

Principles of Combinatorics

Author: Berge
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780080955810
Release Date: 1971-04-20
Genre: Computers

Berge's Principles of Combinatorics is now an acknowledged classic work of the field. Complementary to his previous books, Berge's introduction deals largely with enumeration. The choice of topics is balanced, the presentation elegant, and the text can be followed by anyone with an interest in the subject with only a little algebra required as a background. Some topics were here described for the first time, including Robinston-Shensted theorum, the Eden-Schutzenberger theorum, and facts connecting Young diagrams, trees, and the symmetric group.

A Course in Enumeration

Author: Martin Aigner
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540390350
Release Date: 2007-06-28
Genre: Mathematics

Combinatorial enumeration is a readily accessible subject full of easily stated, but sometimes tantalizingly difficult problems. This book leads the reader in a leisurely way from basic notions of combinatorial enumeration to a variety of topics, ranging from algebra to statistical physics. The book is organized in three parts: Basics, Methods, and Topics. The aim is to introduce readers to a fascinating field, and to offer a sophisticated source of information for professional mathematicians desiring to learn more. There are 666 exercises, and every chapter ends with a highlight section, discussing in detail a particularly beautiful or famous result.

A Walk Through Combinatorics

Author: Mikl¢s B¢na
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789814335232
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Mathematics

Suitable for an introductory combinatorics course lasting one or two semesters, this book includes an extensive list of problems, ranging from routine exercises to research questions. It walks the reader through the classic parts of combinatorial enumeration and graph theory, while also discussing some the progress made in the area.

Combinatorial Reasoning

Author: Duane DeTemple
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118652138
Release Date: 2014-04-08
Genre: Mathematics

Written by two well-known scholars in the field, Combinatorial Reasoning: An Introduction to the Art of Counting presents a clear and comprehensive introduction to the concepts and methodology of beginning combinatorics. Focusing on modern techniques and applications, the book develops a variety of effective approaches to solving counting problems. Balancing abstract ideas with specific topical coverage, the book utilizes real world examples with problems ranging from basic calculations that are designed to develop fundamental concepts to more challenging exercises that allow for a deeper exploration of complex combinatorial situations. Simple cases are treated first before moving on to general and more advanced cases. Additional features of the book include: • Approximately 700 carefully structured problems designed for readers at multiple levels, many with hints and/or short answers • Numerous examples that illustrate problem solving using both combinatorial reasoning and sophisticated algorithmic methods • A novel approach to the study of recurrence sequences, which simplifies many proofs and calculations • Concrete examples and diagrams interspersed throughout to further aid comprehension of abstract concepts • A chapter-by-chapter review to clarify the most crucial concepts covered Combinatorial Reasoning: An Introduction to the Art of Counting is an excellent textbook for upper-undergraduate and beginning graduate-level courses on introductory combinatorics and discrete mathematics.

Combinatorics and Graph Theory

Author: John Harris
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387797113
Release Date: 2009-04-03
Genre: Mathematics

These notes were first used in an introductory course team taught by the authors at Appalachian State University to advanced undergraduates and beginning graduates. The text was written with four pedagogical goals in mind: offer a variety of topics in one course, get to the main themes and tools as efficiently as possible, show the relationships between the different topics, and include recent results to convince students that mathematics is a living discipline.