## Advanced Combinatorics: The Art of Finite and Infinite ExpansionsNotwithstanding its title, the reader will not find in this book a systematic account of this huge subject. Certain classical aspects have been passed by, and the true title ought to be "Various questions of elementary combina torial analysis". For instance, we only touch upon the subject of graphs and configurations, but there exists a very extensive and good literature on this subject. For this we refer the reader to the bibliography at the end of the volume. The true beginnings of combinatorial analysis (also called combina tory analysis) coincide with the beginnings of probability theory in the 17th century. For about two centuries it vanished as an autonomous sub ject. But the advance of statistics, with an ever-increasing demand for configurations as well as the advent and development of computers, have, beyond doubt, contributed to reinstating this subject after such a long period of negligence. For a long time the aim of combinatorial analysis was to count the different ways of arranging objects under given circumstances. Hence, many of the traditional problems of analysis or geometry which are con cerned at a certain moment with finite structures, have a combinatorial character. Today, combinatorial analysis is also relevant to problems of existence, estimation and structuration, like all other parts of mathema tics, but exclusively forjinite sets. |

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### Contents

III | 1 |

IV | 3 |

V | 4 |

VI | 5 |

VII | 7 |

VIII | 12 |

IX | 15 |

X | 19 |

XLV | 189 |

XLVI | 191 |

XLVII | 193 |

XLVIII | 195 |

XLIX | 196 |

L | 198 |

LI | 204 |

LII | 206 |

XI | 23 |

XII | 25 |

XIII | 30 |

XIV | 36 |

XV | 43 |

XVI | 48 |

XVII | 52 |

XVIII | 57 |

XIX | 60 |

XX | 67 |

XXI | 72 |

XXII | 94 |

XXIII | 96 |

XXIV | 98 |

XXV | 99 |

XXVI | 103 |

XXVII | 108 |

XXVIII | 115 |

XXIX | 127 |

XXX | 130 |

XXXI | 133 |

XXXII | 137 |

XXXIII | 140 |

XXXIV | 143 |

XXXV | 144 |

XXXVI | 148 |

XXXVII | 153 |

XXXVIII | 155 |

XXXIX | 176 |

XLII | 180 |

XLIII | 183 |

XLIV | 185 |

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analogous associated asymptotic expansion balls Bell polynomials bijection binary relation binomial coefficients Boolean called Carlitz chromatic polynomial colours combinatorial complete complex number Compute Comtet convex cycle defined DEFINITION denoted diagonal digraph edges equivalence relation equivalent to giving Euler Eulerian numbers evidently example Exercise 16 exists Ferrers diagram Figure finite set fixed Foata formal series formula function graph hence Hint identity inequalities integers inversion kind S(n Let be given matrix Mobius function monomial multinomial coefficients n-th nodes notation number of elements number of partitions number of paths number of permutations number of solutions obtain orbits pair points polygon prime number problem proof prove random real numbers recurrence relation Riordan satisfy second kind sequence Show Stirling numbers subsets summands summation symmetric THEOREM tions total number values variable vertices words xlt x2