Douglas B. West's Home Page

Professor Emeritus, Math Dept., Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801
Email: west|at| ...... Office: 217-333-1863 (rarely)
At Zhejiang Normal Univ. (Jinhua, China) until 2015

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Books and Courses

SPRING 2012: MATH 582. SPRING 2011: MATH 581. FALL 2010: MATH 580.
FALL 2009: MATH 580, MATH 583. SPRING 2008: MATH 582. FALL 2008: MATH 584.
Other courses: MATH 412.

Book titles link to contents in ps or pdf or to further resources.
Course numbers link to corresponding course material.
For further information, email west @ math . uiuc . edu.

Introduction to Graph Theory and MATH 412

Second edition: Prentice Hall 2001, xx+588 pages, 1296 exercises, 447 figures, ISBN 0-13-014400-2 (1st ed 1996). Used at many schools in the U.S. and abroad. Suitable for undergraduate or graduate use, with an extensive final chapter of advanced topics beyond the undergraduate course. Instructors: to get the solution manual, go to, search for this book by title or ISBN, click on "instructor" on the page for the book, fill out the requested information identifying you as an instructor, and wait for email with instructions for accessing the solution manual.

Mathematical Thinking: Problem-Solving and Proofs (with John D'Angelo) and MATH 247

Second edition: Prentice Hall 1997, 2000, 412+xx pages, 930 exercises, ISBN 0-13-014412-6. Used at many schools in the U.S. Solution manual available to instructors (use the procedure described for IGT above). Has been used in a variety of courses:

Combinatorial Mathematics and MATH 580

A thorough introduction to combinatorics at the graduate level. 16 chapters organized into four Parts: Enumeration, Graphs, Sets, and Methods (detailed contents by clicking on title above). Assumes the mathematical maturity of graduate students but no prior combinatorics. Contains ample material for a two-semester sequence; also suitable for a one-semester background course leading to advanced courses. Preliminary version available by special arrangement for testing in graduate courses within the U.S.; not presently available for individuals or outside the U.S. (Previously titled Combinatorics: A Core Course.)

The Art of Combinatorics

Four advanced graduate textbooks and research references on classical and modern combinatorics. Preliminary versions available by special arrangement for use in specialized graduate courses; not available for individuals.

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