ISBN: 9780136020400 | 0136020402

Edition: 5thFormat: Hardcover

Publisher: Pearson

Pub. Date: 12/28/2008

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This trusted best-seller emphasizes combinatorial ideasincluding the pigeon-hole principle, counting techniques, permutations and combinations, Poacute;lya counting, binomial coefficients, inclusion-exclusion principle, generating functions and recurrence relations, combinatortial structures (matchings, designs, graphs), and flows in networks. The Fifth Edition clarifies the exposition throughout and adds a wealth of new exercises.Appropriate for one- or two-semester, junior- to senior-level combinatorics courses.