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Problem-solving methods in combinatorics : an approach to Olympiad problems

Author: Pablo Soberón
Publisher: Basel : Birkhäuser, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pablo Soberón
ISBN: 9783034805964 3034805969
OCLC Number: 843057774
Description: ix, 174 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: First concepts --
The pigeonhole principle --
Invariants --
Graph theory --
Functions --
Generating functions --
Partitions --
Hints for the problems --
Solutions to the problems.
Responsibility: Pablo Soberón.

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Yearly math olympiads include at least one combinatrics problem. This book reviews problem-solving techniques for tackling such problems, with examples from recent contests. Includes problems for  Read more...

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