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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
www.prenhall.com, 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
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:
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.)
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.
- ``Transition'' courses (introduction to proofs) (
MATH 247 page)
- Seminar courses in problem-solving (MATH 198
- Proof-oriented introductions to discrete mathematics
- Basic analysis courses (MATH 344)