Woods, Donald R. 1954
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Works:  7 works in 51 publications in 2 languages and 1,565 library holdings 

Genres:  Periodicals Terminology 
Roles:  Author 
Classifications:  QA164, 511.6 
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Most widely held works by
Donald R Woods
Notes on introductory combinatorics by
George Pólya(
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29 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and German and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Developed from the authors{u2019} introductory combinatorics course, this book focuses on a branch of mathematics which plays a crucial role in computer science. Combinatorial methods provide many analytical tools used for determining the expected performance of computer algorithms. Elementary subjects such as combinations and permutations, and mathematical tools such as generating functions and Pólya{u2019}s Theory of Counting, are covered, as are analyses of specific problems such as Ramsey Theory, matchings, and Hamiltonian and Eulerian paths. This introduction will provide students with a solid foundation in the subject.  "This is a delightful little paperback which presents a daybyday transcription of a course taught jointly by Pólya and Tarjan at Stanford University. Woods, the teaching assistant for the class, did a very good job of merging class notes into an interesting minitextbook; he also included the exercises, homework, and tests assigned in the class (a very helpful addition for other instructors in the field). The notes are very well illustrated throughout and Woods and the Birkhäuser publishers produced a very pleasant text. One can count on [Pólya and Tarjan] for new insights and a fresh outlook. Both instructors taught by presenting a succession of examples rather than by presenting a body of theory{u2026}[The book] is very well suited as supplementary material for any introductory class on combinatorics; as such, it is very highly recommended. Finally, for all of us who like the topic and delight in observing skilled professionals at work, this book is entertaining and, yes, instructive, reading." {u2014}Mathematical Reviews (Review of the original hardcover edition) "The mathematical community welcomes this book as a final contribution to honour the teacher G. Pólya." {u2014}Zentralblatt MATH (Review of the original hardcover edition)
29 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and German and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Developed from the authors{u2019} introductory combinatorics course, this book focuses on a branch of mathematics which plays a crucial role in computer science. Combinatorial methods provide many analytical tools used for determining the expected performance of computer algorithms. Elementary subjects such as combinations and permutations, and mathematical tools such as generating functions and Pólya{u2019}s Theory of Counting, are covered, as are analyses of specific problems such as Ramsey Theory, matchings, and Hamiltonian and Eulerian paths. This introduction will provide students with a solid foundation in the subject.  "This is a delightful little paperback which presents a daybyday transcription of a course taught jointly by Pólya and Tarjan at Stanford University. Woods, the teaching assistant for the class, did a very good job of merging class notes into an interesting minitextbook; he also included the exercises, homework, and tests assigned in the class (a very helpful addition for other instructors in the field). The notes are very well illustrated throughout and Woods and the Birkhäuser publishers produced a very pleasant text. One can count on [Pólya and Tarjan] for new insights and a fresh outlook. Both instructors taught by presenting a succession of examples rather than by presenting a body of theory{u2026}[The book] is very well suited as supplementary material for any introductory class on combinatorics; as such, it is very highly recommended. Finally, for all of us who like the topic and delight in observing skilled professionals at work, this book is entertaining and, yes, instructive, reading." {u2014}Mathematical Reviews (Review of the original hardcover edition) "The mathematical community welcomes this book as a final contribution to honour the teacher G. Pólya." {u2014}Zentralblatt MATH (Review of the original hardcover edition)
Problem solving(
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2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Process design and engineering practice by
Donald R Woods(
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9 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
9 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Notes on introductory combinatorics by
Donald R Woods(
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4 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mathematical programming language : user's guide by
Donald R Woods(
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5 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Teacher's guide to Data for process design and engineering practice [and] Process design and engineering practice by
Donald R Woods(
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1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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