A Course in. Combinatorics. SECOND EDITION. J. H. van Lint. Technical University of Eindhoven and. R. M. Wilson. California Institute of Technology. Buy A Course in Combinatorics on ✓ FREE SHIPPING on This item:A Course in Combinatorics by J. H. Van Lint Paperback $ . believe that you ever thought it wasn’t, so I can understand why van Lint and Wilson fell into. Buy A Course in Combinatorics on ✓ FREE SHIPPING on qualified orders.

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A Course in Combinatorics. Description This is the second edition of a popular book on combinatorics, a subject dealing with ways of arranging and distributing objects, and which involves ideas from geometry, algebra and analysis.

The breadth of the theory is matched by that of its applications, combinatoriccs include topics as diverse as codes, circuit design and algorithm complexity. It has thus become essential for workers in many scientific fields to have some familiarity with the subject.


The authors have tried to be as comprehensive as possible, dealing in a unified manner with, for example, graph theory, extremal problems, designs, colorings and codes. The depth and breadth of the coverage make the book a unique guide to the whole of the subject. The book is ideal for courses on cojbinatorics mathematics at the advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate level.

A Course in Combinatorics

Working mathematicians and scientists will also find it a valuable introduction and reference. The Best Books of Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Looking for beautiful books?

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Colorings of graphs and Ramsey’s theorem; 4. Turan’s theorem and extremal graphs; 5. Systems of distinct representatives; 6. Dilworth’s theorem and extremal set theory; 7. Flows in networks; 8.

A Course in Combinatorics : J. H. Van Lint :

De Bruijn sequences; 9. The addressing problem for graphs; The principle of inclusion and exclusion: The Van der Waerden conjecture; Recursions and generating functions; Hadamard matrices, Reed-Muller codes; Codes and designs; Strongly regular graphs and partial geometries; Orthogonal Latin squares; Projective and combinatorial geometries; Gaussian numbers and q-analogues; Lattices and Moebius inversion; Combinatorial designs and projective geometries; Difference sets and automorphisms; Difference sets and the group ring; Codes and symmetric designs; Electrical networks and squared squares; Polya theory of counting; Baranyai’s theorem; Appendices; Name index; Subject index.


Review quote ‘Both for the professional with a passing interest in combinatorics and for the students for whom it is primarily intended, this is a valuable book. Plenty of interesting problems, concrete examples, useful notes and references complement the main text.

This book can be highly recommended to everyone interested in combinatorics.

No-one will find it easy, but every budding or established combinatorialist will be combinatodics by it This text is unashamedly and impressively mathematical; it will challenge and inform every reader and is a very significant achievement. Book ratings by Goodreads. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.