One area of mathematics which has come to the fore in recent years is that of combinatorics. The intense interest has been fuelled in large part by the increasing importance of computers, the needs of computer science and the demands from applications where discrete models play more and more important roles. In addition, many classical branches of mathematics have now come to recognize that combinatorial structures are essential components of many mathematical theories. Leading experts in all areas of combinatorics have contributed to this book. The "Handbook of Combinatorics" provides the working mathematician and computer scientist with an overview of basic methods and paradigms. The book also covers important results and discusses current trends and issues across the whole spectrum of combinatorics. It is hoped that even specialists in the field will benefit from reading this handbook by learning a leading expert's coherent and individual view of the topic.
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Ronald L. Graham is Irwin and Joan Jacobs Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and Chief Scientist of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, University of California, San Diego.
László Lovász is Senior Researcher in the Theory Group at Microsoft Research.
"If you need to know about the...applications of discrete structures, you'll probably find whatever you're looking for here."
— IEEE Micro Review
"The Handbook of Combinatorics will be a work of quality and significance in what has become, over the past 20 years, one of the most active and fruitful areas of mathematical research. The editors, who are top people in the field, have collected a distinguished group of authors. The Handbook will be a major and central scholarly work."
—Hartley Rogers, Jr., Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Book Description North Holland, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG044488002X