Combinatorial Mathematics

Combinatorial Mathematics
Douglas B West
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Hardback
Not defined - 950pg
31 Jul 2020 UK
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9781107058583
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This long-awaited textbook is the most comprehensive introduction to a broad swath of combinatorial and discrete mathematics. The text covers enumeration, graphs, sets, and methods, and it includes both classical results and more recent developments. Assuming no prior exposure to combinatorics, it explains the basic material for graduate-level students in mathematics and computer science. Optional more advanced material also makes it valuable as a research reference. Suitable for a one-year course or a one-semester introduction, this textbook prepares students to move on to more advanced material. It is organized to emphasize connections among the topics, and facilitate instruction, self-study, and research, with more than 2200 exercises (many accompanied by hints) at various levels of difficulty. Consistent notation and terminology are used throughout, allowing for a discussion of diverse topics in a unified language. The thorough bibliography, containing thousands of citations, makes this a valuable source for students and researchers alike.
'This is a great book by a great writer. It covers the main topics of combinatorics, is well written and presents many beautiful ideas and techniques. It is very helpful to students, teachers and researchers. I would like to have this book on my desk.' Alexandr Kostochka, University of Illinois
'This is a real gem, capturing the spirit, breadth and depth of combinatorics. Doug West is a master of exposition, his thorough treatment of the subject will be useful for students and researchers in mathematics and computer science.' Noga Alon, Princeton University, New Jersey
'A comprehensive and comprehensible treatment of combinatorial mathematics - what the author intended, and more - a valuable resource on the subject. It may well stimulate the addition to the university curriculum of courses in this area. Borrowing advice from the past, my recommendation for anyone wanting a definitive book on combinatorics is 'Go West, my friend, go West!'' Lowell Beineke, Purdue University Fort Wayne
'I have taught out of this book for many years. It is the ideal textbook for graduate students or advanced undergraduates. The book is filled with lots of great problems that are well suited for homework assignments and potential research projects. Highly recommended.' Arthur Benjamin, Harvey Mudd College, California
'This book is impressive both for its breadth and its hundreds of exercises. Serious study of it will richly reward the reader.' Daniel Cranston, Virginia Commonwealth University
'This is a great book by a great writer. It covers the main topics of combinatorics, is well written and presents many beautiful ideas and techniques. It is very helpful to students, teachers and researchers. I would like to have this book on my desk.' Alexandr Kostochka, University of Illinois
'This is a real gem, capturing the spirit, breadth and depth of combinatorics. Doug West is a master of exposition, his thorough treatment of the subject will be useful for students and researchers in mathematics and computer science.' Noga Alon, Princeton University, New Jersey
'A comprehensive and comprehensible treatment of combinatorial mathematics - what the author intended, and more - a valuable resource on the subject. It may well stimulate the addition to the university curriculum of courses in this area. Borrowing advice from the past, my recommendation for anyone wanting a definitive book on combinatorics is 'Go West, my friend, go West!'' Lowell Beineke, Purdue University Fort Wayne
'I have taught out of this book for many years. It is the ideal textbook for graduate students or advanced undergraduates. The book is filled with lots of great problems that are well suited for homework assignments and potential research projects. Highly recommended.' Arthur Benjamin, Harvey Mudd College, California
'This book is impressive both for its breadth and its hundreds of exercises. Serious study of it will richly reward the reader.' Daniel Cranston, Virginia Commonwealth University
Douglas B. West is Professor of Mathematics at Zhejiang Normal University and Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois, where he won a campus-wide teaching award in 2002. Professor West has written more than 250 research articles on diverse topics in combinatorics and has advised 38 doctoral students. His earlier books include Introduction to Graph Theory (2001), a popular textbook adopted around the world for courses. He is Editor-in-Chief of Discrete Mathematics (since 2007) and Associate Editor of the American Mathematical Monthly (editing solutions for the Problems section since 1986). He also maintains web pages at https://faculty.math.illinois.edu/~west/ giving links to conferences in discrete mathematics and advice on writing mathematics.

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