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Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics

Combinatorics and Graph Theory

Authors: Harris, John M., Hirst, Jeffry L., Mossinghoff, Michael J.

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Three things should be considered: problems, theorems, and applications. - Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Dissertatio de Arte Combinatoria, 1666 This book grew out of several courses in combinatorics and graph theory given at Appalachian State University and UCLA in recent years. A one-semester course for juniors at Appalachian State University focusing on graph theory covered most of Chapter 1 and the first part of Chapter 2. A one-quarter course at UCLA on combinatorics for undergraduates concentrated on the topics in Chapter 2 and included some parts of Chapter I. Another semester course at Appalachian State for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students covered most of the topics from all three chapters. There are rather few prerequisites for this text. We assume some familiarity with basic proof techniques, like induction. A few topics in Chapter 1 assume some prior exposure to elementary linear algebra. Chapter 2 assumes some familiarity with sequences and series, especially Maclaurin series, at the level typically covered in a first-year calculus course. The text requires no prior experience with more advanced subjects, such as group theory.

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"The narrative and proofs are well written, and the authors are given to frequent uses of humor. Students should find this book as easy to read as any other good-quality text written with them in mind. Each of the three chapters concludes with several paragraphs describing an excellent selection of more advanced texts or papers to consider for further study"


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Combinatorics and Graph Theory
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-4803-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-4803-1
Series ISSN
0172-6056
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 228
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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