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Combinatorics : ancient and modern

Combinatorics : ancient and modern

Author: Robin J Wilson; John J Watkins
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Combinatorics is the branch of discrete mathematics that studies (and counts) permutations, combinations, and arrangements of sets of elements. This book constitutes the first book-length survey of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robin J Wilson; John J Watkins
ISBN: 9780198739050 0198739052 9780198739050 0198739052 9780199656592 0199656592
OCLC Number: 898166864
Description: x, 381 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. Introduction : Two thousand years of combinatorics / Donald E. Knuth --
Part II. Ancient combinatorics :- Indian combinatorics / Takanori Kusuba and Kim Plofker --
China / Andrea Bréard --
Islamic combinatorics / Ahmed Djebbar --
Jewish combinatorics / Victor J. Katz --
Renaissance combinatorics / Eberhard Knobloch --
The origins of modern combinatorics / Eberhard Knobloch --
The arithmetical triangle / A. W. F. Edwards --
Part III. Modern combinatorics : Early graph theory / Robin Wilson --
Partitions / George E. Andrews --
Block designs / Norman Biggs and Robin Wilson --
Latin squares / Lars Døvling Andersen --
Enumeration (18th-20th centuries) / E. Keith Lloyd --
Combinatorial set theory / Ian Anderson --
Modern graph theory / Lowell Beineke and Robin Wilson --
Part IV. Aftermath : A personal view of combinatorics / Peter J. Cameron.
Responsibility: edited by Robin Wilson and John J. Watkins.


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This book is a welcome addition to [Wilson's] body of work ... it will be of interest to anyone involved with combinatorics or the history of mathematics. Mathematics Today

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