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Joy Morris, University of Lethbridge

Pub Date: 2017

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Publisher: Independent

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Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1. What is Combinatorics? 

Part I. Enumeration

  • Chapter 2. Basic Counting Techniques 
  • Chapter 3. Permutations, Combinations, and the Binomial Theorem 
  • Chapter 4. Bijections and Combinatorial Proofs
  • Chapter 5. Counting with Repetitions 
  • Chapter 6. Induction and Recursion 
  • Chapter 7. Generating Functions 
  • Chapter 8. Generating Functions and Recursion
  • Chapter 9. Some Important Recursively-Defined Sequences 
  • Chapter 10. Other Basic Counting Techniques 

Part II. Graph Theory

  • Chapter 11. Basics of Graph Theory 
  • Chapter 12. Moving through graphs 
  • Chapter 13. Euler and Hamilton 
  • Chapter 14. Graph Colouring 
  • Chapter 15. Planar graphs 

Part III. Design Theory

  • Chapter 16. Latin squares 
  • Chapter 17. Designs 
  • Chapter 18. More designs 
  • Chapter 19. Designs and Codes

List of Notation 
Appendix A. Solutions to selected exercises

About the Book

Combinatorics is an upper-level introductory course in enumeration, graph theory, and design theory.

About the Contributors


Joy Morris is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics & Computer Science at University of Lethbridge.