Combinatorics, a subject dealing with ways of arranging and distributing objects, involves ideas from geometry, algebra, and analysis. The breadth of the theory. This is the second edition of a popular book on combinatorics, a subject dealing with ways The book is ideal for courses on combinatorical mathematics at the. A Course in Combinatorics has 25 ratings and 2 reviews. Joe said: Combinatorics is a relatively recent development in mathematics, one which is generally.
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This is the second edition of a popular text on combinatorics, a subject dealing with ways of arranging and distributing objects, and which involves ideas from geometry, algebra and analysis. There are also many applications, so workers in many scientific fields need some familiarity with the subject.
The extensive depth and breadth of the coverage make the book a unique guide to the whole of the subject, so that it is ideal for courses at the advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate level and also for working mathematicians and scientists. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
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A Course in Combinatorics – J. H. van Lint, R. M. Wilson, Richard Michael Wilson – Google Books
Combinatorics, a subject dealing with ways of combinstorics and distributing objects, involves ideas from geometry, algebra, and analysis. The breadth of the theory is matched by that of its applications, which include topics as diverse as codes, circuit design and algorithm complexity.
It has thus become an essential tool in many scientific fields. In this second coyrse the authors have made the text as comprehensive as possible, dealing in a unified manner with such topics as graph theory, extremal problems, designs, colorings, and codes. The depth and breadth of the coverage make the book a unique guide to the whole of the subject. It is ideal for courses on combinatorical mathematics at the advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate level, and working mathematicians and scientists will also find it a valuable introduction and reference.
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Cambridge University Press; 2 edition December 3, Language: Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Showing of 5 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. I think this is an excellent book but I have a few concerns about its organization.
The writing is very clear and there is a lot of explanation. Exercises are mixed in with the text, which I like very much; it makes them seem more natural, and it makes the book well-suited for self-study. I would say the difficulty level of this book is a bit inconsistent–but this is more a function of the material than of the writing style. The authors make everything as clear as possible, but they choose to include some difficult topics which require more thought.
My main criticism of this book is about the order of topics, which is not only unorthodox but can be inconvenient as well. Many concepts which are often presented earlier in combinatorics texts, such as binomial coefficients and stirling numbers, are relegated to later chapters, where their presentation depends on results from earlier chapters. I find it difficult to skip around in this book–if you do not read it from the beginning, in order, it will be hard to follow the arguments in some of the chapters.
A Course in Combinatorics
This sort of dependency is something I can accept in a more advanced text but I think is inappropriate for a text at this level. I think this is an excellent book to add to your collection, but if you’re going to grab only one or two books in combinatorics I would recommend other books. The organization issues I mentioned could make this book hard to use as a standalone text for a course if you did not wish to follow the same course of development chosen by the authors.
Cameron’s book is written at a similar level and covers a similar amount of material although it has a very different style of presentationand it is much easier to skip around in.
Stanley’s “Enumerative Combinatorics” is a denser, more advanced text that most will find more difficult to follow than this book, but it is still easier to skip around in as well. The first word that comes to combinatoricz mind when I think of this text is “encyclopedic”. It contains around 40 chapters, hitting most of the high points of combinatorics that a graduate student should see.
The exposition is generally good with nice examples. The one thing that I fault it for is the number of statements that the authors claim are “obvious”. In a way, this is good, because it makes you pay attention and understand the material, but sometimes the jn isn’t obvious until you’ve thought about it for an hour and written out a lengthy proof. At that point, it does become completely obvious and you can’t believe that you ever thought it wasn’t, so I can understand why van Lint and Wilson fell into the trap so often.
In fact, I’ve heard that Wilson even stumbles over some of those points in lectures. Courxe is a great book to have on your shelf if you need somewhere to look up combinatorial ideas. I am a lover of combinatorics, and I have read cmobinatorics a few on the topic. This one is as good as any. Lucidly written, you can pretty much dive into any chapter, reading, scribbling, racking your brain, and come away with a deep sense of satisfaction and pride and vanity: Price is so resonable with regard for its extensive content.
Cmobinatorics get a feel that the author really wants to share with readers his love and joy for the subject and not just to make some money. Thank you, my ckurse professors! The book was not in good condition.
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