Introductory Combinatorics

Introductory Combinatorics

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Appropriate for an undergraduate junior/senior level mathematics course on combinatorics. This, the best selling book in its market, emphasizes combinatorial ideas including the pigeon-hole principle, counting techniques, permutations and combinations, Polya counting, binomial coefficients, inclusion-exclusion principle, generating functions and recurrence relations, and combinatortial structures (matchings, designs, graphs), flows in networks.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 640 pages
  • 161.04 x 236.22 x 29.97mm | 861.82g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • bibliography, index
  • 0131001191
  • 9780131001190

Table of contents

1. What Is Combinatorics? 2. The Pigeonhole Principle. 3. Permutations and Combinations. 4. Generating Permutations and Combinations. 5. The Binomial Coefficients. 6. The Inclusion-Exclusion Principle and Applications. 7. Recurrence Relations and Generating Functions. 8. Special Counting Sequences. 9. Matchings in Bipartite Graphs. 10. Combinatorial Designs. 11. Introduction to Graph Theory. 12. Digraphs and Networks. 13. More on Graph Theory. 14. Polya Counting. Answers and Hints to Exercises. Bibliography. Index.show more

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