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Combinatorics (Hardcover) (Nicholas A. Loehr)

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Combinatorics, Second Edition is a well-rounded, general introduction to the subjects of enumerative, bijective, and algebraic combinatorics. The textbook emphasizes bijective proofs, which provide elegant solutions to counting problems by setting up one-to-one correspondences between two sets of combinatorial objects. The author has written the textbook to be accessible to readers without any prior background in abstract algebra or combinatorics.

Part I of the second edition develops an array of mathematical tools to solve counting problems: basic counting rules, recursions, inclusion-exclusion techniques, generating functions, bijective proofs, and linear algebraic methods. These tools are used to analyze combinatorial structures such as words, permutations, subsets, functions, graphs, trees, lattice paths, and much more.

Part II cover topics in algebraic combinatorics including group actions, permutation statistics, symmetric functions, and tableau combinatorics.

This edition provides greater coverage of the use of ordinary and exponential generating functions as a problem-solving tool. Along with two new chapters, several new sections, and improved exposition throughout, the textbook is brimming with many examples and exercises of various levels of difficulty.

Number of Pages: 618
Genre: Mathematics
Series Title: Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Nicholas A. Loehr
Language: English
Street Date: August 18, 2017
TCIN: 52972914
UPC: 9781498780254
Item Number (DPCI): 248-50-1276
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