Applied Combinatorics

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About the author:
Mitchel T. Keller is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.

William T. Trotter is a Professor of Mathematics at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

Applied Combinatorics

Authored by Mitchel T. Keller, William T. Trotter
Edition: 2016 edition

This is a text with more than enough material for a one-semester introduction to combinatorics. The original target audience was primarily computer science majors, but the topics included make it suitable for a variety of different students. Topics include

  • Basic enumeration: strings, sets, binomial coefficients
  • Recursion and mathematical induction
  • Graph theory
  • Partially ordered sets
  • Additional enumeration techniques: inclusion-exclusion, generating functions, recurrence relations, and Polya theory.
  • Graph algorithms: minimum weight spanning trees, Dijkstra's algorithm, network flows

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Publication Date:
1534878653 / 9781534878655
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
7.44" x 9.69"
Black and White with Bleed
Related Categories:
Mathematics / Combinatorics

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