# Combinatorics and graph theory

Material type: TextSeries: Undergraduate texts in mathematicsPublication details: New York : Springer, ©2000Description: xiii, 225 pages : illustrationsISBN: 9780387987361; 0387987363 Subject(s): Combinatorial analysis | Graph theoryDDC classification: 511.64Item type | Current library | Collection | Call number | Status | Date due | Barcode | Item holds |
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Reference Books | Main Library Reference | Reference | 511.64 HAR (Browse shelf(Opens below)) | Available | 011013 |

Includes index

1. Graph theory --

1.1 Introductory concepts --

1.2 Trees --

1.3 Planarity --

1.4 Colorings --

1.5 Matchings --

1.6 Ramsey theory --

1.7 References --

2. Combinatorics --

2.1 Three basic problems --

2.2 Binomial coefficients --

2.3 The principle of inclusion and exclusion --

2.4 Generating functions --

2.5 Pólya's theory of counting --

2.6 More numbers --

2.7 Stable marriage --

2.8 References --

3. Infinite combinatorics and graphs --

3.1 Pigeons and trees --

3.2 Ramsey revisited --

3.3 ZFC --

3.4 The return of der König --

3.5 Ordinals, cardinals, and many pigeons --

3.6 Incompleteness and cardinals --

3.7 Weakly compact cardinals --

3.8 Finite combinatorics with infinite consequences --

3.9 Points of departure --

3.10 References.

"This book evolved from several courses in combinatorics and graph theory given at Appalachian State University and UCLA. Chapter 1 focuses on finite graph theory, including trees, planarity, coloring, matchings, and Ramsey theory. Chapter 2 studies combinatorics, including the principle of inclusion and exclusion, generating functions, recurrence relations, Polya theory, the stable marriage problem, and several important classes of numbers. Chapter 3 presents infinite pigeonhole principles, Konig's lemma, and Ramsey's theorem, and discusses their connections to axiomatic set theory." "The text includes results and problems that cross subdisciplines, emphasizing relationships between different areas of mathematics. In addition, recent results appear in the text, illustrating the fact that mathematics is a living discipline. The text is primarily directed toward upper-division undergraduate students, but lower-division undergraduates with a penchant for proof and graduate students seeking an introduction to these subjects will also find much of interest."--Jacket.

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