L’Enseignement mathématique
Monograph no. 42

(ISBN 978-2-940264-09-4)

A combinatorial miscellany

Anders Björner & Richard P. Stanley

softbound, 164 pages, 2010; 37 CHF


With some simplification, combinatorics can be said to be the mathematics of the finite. This monograph describes a few selected problems and results in some detail: some examples of problems from pure combinatorics, some illustrating its interactions with other parts of mathematics, and a few glimpses of its use for computer science. The book is written in a very accessible way. Even with little mathematical background the reader is introduced into the spectacular growth of combinatorics in the last few decades.

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