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

By Miklós Bóna

This is a textbook for an introductory combinatorics direction that may soak up one or semesters. an in depth record of difficulties, starting from regimen workouts to investigate questions, is integrated. In every one part, there also are workouts that include fabric no longer explicitly mentioned within the previous textual content, with the intention to supply teachers with additional offerings in the event that they are looking to shift the emphasis in their course.

Just as with the 1st variation, the recent variation walks the reader during the vintage components of combinatorial enumeration and graph idea, whereas additionally discussing a few fresh development within the zone: at the one hand, offering fabric that may aid scholars study the fundamental recommendations, and however, exhibiting that a few questions on the vanguard of study are understandable and available for the proficient and hard-working undergraduate. the elemental themes mentioned are: the twelvefold method, cycles in variations, the formulation of inclusion and exclusion, the concept of graphs and bushes, matchings and Eulerian and Hamiltonian cycles. the chosen complex issues are: Ramsey thought, trend avoidance, the probabilistic procedure, in part ordered units, and algorithms and complexity.

As the target of the publication is to inspire scholars to benefit extra combinatorics, each attempt has been made to supply them with a not just necessary, but additionally relaxing and fascinating reading.


  • Basic Methods:
    • Seven Is greater than Six. The Pigeon-Hole Principle
    • One Step at a Time. the strategy of Mathematical Induction
  • Enumerative Combinatorics:
    • There Are loads of Them. user-friendly Counting Problems
    • No topic 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 now not Overcount. The Sieve
    • A functionality is worthy Many Numbers. producing Functions
  • Graph Theory:
    • Dots and features. The Origins of Graph Theory
    • Staying hooked up. Trees
    • Finding a great fit. Coloring and Matching
    • Do no longer go. Planar Graphs
  • Horizons:
    • Does It Clique? Ramsey Theory
    • So demanding to prevent. Subsequence stipulations on Permutations
    • Who is familiar with What It appears like, however it Exists. The Probabilistic Method
    • At Least a few Order. Partial Orders and Lattices
    • The faster the higher. Combinatorial Algorithms
    • Does Many suggest multiple? Computational Complexity

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

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