A Walk Through Combinatorics:An Introduction to Enumeration by Miklós Bóna

By Miklós Bóna

This is a textbook for an introductory combinatorics path that may take in one or semesters. an intensive checklist of difficulties, starting from regimen routines to analyze questions, is incorporated. In every one part, there also are workouts that comprise fabric no longer explicitly mentioned within the previous textual content, to be able to offer teachers with additional offerings in the event that they are looking to shift the emphasis in their course.

Just as with the 1st version, the recent version walks the reader throughout the vintage components of combinatorial enumeration and graph thought, whereas additionally discussing a few fresh development within the sector: at the one hand, delivering fabric that might aid scholars research the elemental ideas, and nonetheless, exhibiting that a few questions on the vanguard of analysis are understandable and available for the gifted and hard-working undergraduate. the elemental themes mentioned are: the twelvefold method, cycles in diversifications, the formulation of inclusion and exclusion, the idea of graphs and bushes, matchings and Eulerian and Hamiltonian cycles. the chosen complicated issues are: Ramsey conception, trend avoidance, the probabilistic technique, in part ordered units, and algorithms and complexity.

As the objective of the booklet is to motivate scholars to profit extra combinatorics, each attempt has been made to supply them with a not just helpful, but in addition relaxing and interesting reading.


  • Basic Methods:
    • Seven Is greater than Six. The Pigeon-Hole Principle
    • One Step at a Time. the tactic of Mathematical Induction
  • Enumerative Combinatorics:
    • There Are loads of Them. basic Counting Problems
    • No subject the way you Slice It. The Binomial Theorem and similar Identities
    • Divide and triumph over. Partitions
    • Not So Vicious Cycles. Cycles in Permutations
    • You Shall no longer Overcount. The Sieve
    • A functionality is worthy Many Numbers. producing Functions
  • Graph Theory:
    • Dots and contours. The Origins of Graph Theory
    • Staying hooked up. Trees
    • Finding a very good fit. Coloring and Matching
    • Do now not pass. Planar Graphs
  • Horizons:
    • Does It Clique? Ramsey Theory
    • So not easy to prevent. Subsequence stipulations on Permutations
    • Who is aware What It appears like, however it Exists. The Probabilistic Method
    • At Least a few Order. Partial Orders and Lattices
    • The the higher. Combinatorial Algorithms
    • Does Many suggest a couple of? Computational Complexity

Readership: top point undergraduates and graduate scholars within the box of combinatorics and graph theory.

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