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Applied Combinatorics, 1/e

Fred S. Roberts, Rutgers University

Published February, 1984 by Prentice Hall Engineering/Science/Mathematics

Copyright 1984, 640 pp.
ISBN 0-13-039313-4

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Extraordinarily broad in scope and depth, this innovative text presents techniques and applications of combinatorics in a clear, relatively elementary and yet comprehensive manner.

Table of Contents

    1. What is Combinatorics?
I. The Basic Tools of Combinatorics.
    2. Basic Counting Rules
    3. Introduction to Graph Theory.
II. The Counting Problem.
    4. Generating Functions and Their Applications.
    5. Recurrence Relations.
    7. The Polya Theory of Counting.
III. The Existence Problem.
    8. The Pigeonhole Principle and its Generalizations.
    9. Experimental Design.
    10. Coding Theory.
    11. Existence Problems in Graph Theory.
IV. Combinatorial Optimization.
    12. Matching and Covering.
    13. Optimization Problems for Graphs and Networks.
    Answers to Selected Exercises.
    Author Index.
    Subject Index.


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