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Combinatorial Reasoning: An Introduction to the Art of Counting.


Combinatorial Reasoning: An Introduction to the Art of Counting

Duane DeTemple and William Webb



470 pages




DeTemple and Webb present a textbook for a graduate or undergraduate mathematics course on enumerative combinatorics, emphasizing the ingenious and creative observations they call combinatorial reasoning. They cover initial encounters with combinatorial reasoning; selections, arrangements, and distributions; binomial series and generating functions; alternating sums, the inclusion-exclusion principle, rook polynomials, and Fibonacci Nim; recurrence relations; special numbers; linear spaces and recurrence sequences; and counting with symmetries. They append short answers and complete solutions for selected problems. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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