Problem-Solving Methods in Combinatorics

An Approach to Olympiad Problems

Authors: Soberón, Pablo

  • Explains the tools necessary tools to solve olympiad combinatorics type problems, using clear examples from recent contests
  • Includes over 120 problems with hints and full, sometimes multiple, solutions 
  • May be used by olympiad students and coaches but is also useful for university courses on combinatorics
  • Almost completely self-contained, requiring very little technical knowledge
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About this Textbook

Every year there is at least one combinatorics problem in each of the major international mathematical olympiads. These problems can only be solved with a very high level of wit and creativity. This book explains all the problem-solving techniques necessary to tackle these problems, with clear examples from recent contests.  It also includes a large problem section for each topic, including hints and full solutions so that the reader can practice the material covered in the book.​ The material will be useful not only to participants in the olympiads and their coaches but also in university courses on combinatorics.

About the authors

Pablo Soberón (born 1988) is the first Mexican to obtain a gold medal in the International Mathematical Olympiad. After participating in mathematical olympiads, he has also trained Mexican teams for various international mathematical contests. He currently does research in discrete geometry at University College London and enjoys olympiad problem-solving in his free time.

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From the reviews:

 “Soberón (Univ. College London, UK) presents tools, techniques, and some tricks to tackle problems of varying difficulty in combinatorial mathematics in this well-written book. … Salient features include the wealth of examples, exercises, and problems and two additional chapters with hints and solutions to the problems. Valuable for all readers interested in combinatorics and useful as a course resource on the subject. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduate through professional mathematics collections.” (D. V. Chopra, Choice, Vol. 51 (4), December, 2013)


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eBook $54.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $69.95
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Problem-Solving Methods in Combinatorics
Book Subtitle
An Approach to Olympiad Problems
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Springer Basel
eBook ISBN
978-3-0348-0597-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-0348-0597-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-0348-0596-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 174
Number of Illustrations and Tables
55 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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