Author: Ian Anderson (Ph. D.) Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA ISBN: Category : Science Languages : en Pages : 134

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Now in a new second edition, this volume presents a clear and concise treatment of an increasingly important branch of mathematics. A unique introductory survey complete with easy-to-understand examples and sample problems, this text includes information on such basic combinatorial tools as recurrence relations, generating functions, incidence matrices, and the non-exclusion principle. It also provides a study of block designs, Steiner triple systems, and expanded coverage of the marriage theorem, as well as a unified account of three important constructions which are significant in coding theory.

Author: Jon Lee Publisher: Cambridge University Press ISBN: 9780521010122 Category : Business & Economics Languages : en Pages : 232

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A First Course in Combinatorial Optimization is a text for a one-semester introductory graduate-level course for students of operations research, mathematics, and computer science. It is a self-contained treatment of the subject, requiring only some mathematical maturity. Topics include: linear and integer programming, polytopes, matroids and matroid optimization, shortest paths, and network flows. Central to the exposition is the polyhedral viewpoint, which is the key principle underlying the successful integer-programming approach to combinatorial-optimization problems. Another key unifying topic is matroids. The author does not dwell on data structures and implementation details, preferring to focus on the key mathematical ideas that lead to useful models and algorithms. Problems and exercises are included throughout as well as references for further study.

Author: Ian Anderson Publisher: Oxford University Press ISBN: 9780198596172 Category : Science Languages : en Pages : 122

Book Description
Now in a new second edition, this volume presents a clear and concise treatment of an increasingly important branch of mathematics. A unique introductory survey complete with easy-to-understand examples and sample problems, this text includes information on such basic combinatorial tools asrecurrence relations, generating functions, incidence matrices, and the non-exclusion principle. It also provides a study of block designs, Steiner triple systems, and expanded coverage of the marriage theorem, as well as a unified account of three important constructions which are significant incoding theory.

Author: Raymond Hill Publisher: Oxford University Press ISBN: 9780198538035 Category : Mathematics Languages : en Pages : 268

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Algebraic coding theory is a new and rapidly developing subject, popular for its many practical applications and for its fascinatingly rich mathematical structure. This book provides an elementary yet rigorous introduction to the theory of error-correcting codes. Based on courses given by the author over several years to advanced undergraduates and first-year graduated students, this guide includes a large number of exercises, all with solutions, making the book highly suitable for individual study.

Author: Robin Wilson Publisher: Oxford University Press ISBN: 0191035246 Category : Mathematics Languages : en Pages : 144

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How many possible sudoku puzzles are there? In the lottery, what is the chance that two winning balls have consecutive numbers? Who invented Pascal's triangle? (it was not Pascal) Combinatorics, the branch of mathematics concerned with selecting, arranging, and listing or counting collections of objects, works to answer all these questions. Dating back some 3000 years, and initially consisting mainly of the study of permutations and combinations, its scope has broadened to include topics such as graph theory, partitions of numbers, block designs, design of codes, and latin squares. In this Very Short Introduction Robin Wilson gives an overview of the field and its applications in mathematics and computer theory, considering problems from the shortest routes covering certain stops to the minimum number of colours needed to colour a map with different colours for neighbouring countries. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Author: Victor Bryant Publisher: Cambridge University Press ISBN: 9780521429979 Category : Mathematics Languages : en Pages : 280

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Combinatorics is a broad and important area of mathematics, and this textbook provides the beginner with the ideal introduction to many of the different aspects of the subject.

Author: Martin J. Erickson Publisher: John Wiley & Sons ISBN: 1118637585 Category : Mathematics Languages : en Pages : 244

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Praise for the First Edition “This excellent text should prove a useful accoutrementfor any developing mathematics program . . . it’s short,it’s sweet, it’s beautifully written.”—The Mathematical Intelligencer “Erickson has prepared an exemplary work . . . stronglyrecommended for inclusion in undergraduate-level librarycollections.” —Choice Featuring a modern approach, Introduction to Combinatorics,Second Edition illustrates the applicability of combinatorialmethods and discusses topics that are not typically addressed inliterature, such as Alcuin’s sequence, Rook paths, andLeech’s lattice. The book also presents fundamentalresults, discusses interconnection and problem-solving techniques,and collects and disseminates open problems that raise questionsand observations. Many important combinatorial methods are revisited and repeatedseveral times throughout the book in exercises, examples, theorems,and proofs alike, allowing readers to build confidence andreinforce their understanding of complex material. In addition, theauthor successfully guides readers step-by-step through three majorachievements of combinatorics: Van der Waerden’s theorem onarithmetic progressions, Pólya’s graph enumerationformula, and Leech’s 24-dimensional lattice. Along withupdated tables and references that reflect recent advances invarious areas, such as error-correcting codes and combinatorialdesigns, the Second Edition also features: Many new exercises to help readers understand and applycombinatorial techniques and ideas A deeper, investigative study of combinatorics throughexercises requiring the use of computer programs Over fifty new examples, ranging in level from routine toadvanced, that illustrate important combinatorial concepts Basic principles and theories in combinatorics as well as newand innovative results in the field Introduction to Combinatorics, Second Edition is an idealtextbook for a one- or two-semester sequence in combinatorics,graph theory, and discrete mathematics at the upper-undergraduatelevel. The book is also an excellent reference for anyoneinterested in the various applications of elementarycombinatorics.

Author: Linfan Mao Publisher: Infinite Study ISBN: Category : Mathematics Languages : en Pages : 140

Book Description
The mathematical combinatorics is a subject that applying combinatorial notion to all mathematics and all sciences for understanding the reality of things in the universe. The International J. Mathematical Combinatorics is a fully refereed international journal, sponsored by the MADIS of Chinese Academy of Sciences and published in USA quarterly, which publishes original research papers and survey articles in all aspects of mathematical combinatorics, Smarandache multi-spaces, Smarandache geometries, non-Euclidean geometry, topology and their applications to other sciences.

Author: Linfan Mao Publisher: Infinite Study ISBN: Category : Mathematics Languages : en Pages : 132

Book Description
The International J. Mathematical Combinatorics is a fully refereed international journal, sponsored by the MADIS of Chinese Academy of Sciences and published in USA quarterly, which publishes original research papers and survey articles in all aspects of mathematical combinatorics, Smarandache multi-spaces, Smarandache geometries, non-Euclidean geometry, topology and their applications to other sciences.