Combinatorics: A Problem Oriented Approach

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Cambridge University Press, 1998 - Mathematics - 136 pages
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The format of this book is unique in that it combines features of a traditional text with those of a problem book. The material is presented through a series of problems, about 250 in all, with connecting text; this is supplemented by a further 250 problems suitable for homework assignment. The problems are structured in order to introduce concepts in a logical order, and in a thought-provoking way. The first four sections of the book deal with basic combinatorial entities; the last four cover special counting methods. Many applications to probability are included along the way. Students from a wide range of backgrounds, mathematics, computer science or engineering will appreciate this appealing introduction.
 

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Marcus does a first-rate job of teaching the reader by example. His method of introducing concepts bit-by-bit through a series of problems that build upon earlier examples is innovative. The back ... Read full review

Contents

Strings
3
Distributions
31
Partitions
47
Inclusion and Exclusion
63
Generating Functions
87
List of Standard Problems
119
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