Titel: Counting and Configurations
Autor/en: Jiri Herman, Radan Kucera, Jaromir Simsa
Problems in Combinatorics, Arithmetic, and Geometry.
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2003.
Übersetzt von K. Dilcher
Springer New York
1. Dezember 2010 - kartoniert - 404 Seiten
This book presents methods of solving problems in three areas of elementary combinatorial mathematics: classical combinatorics, combinatorial arithmetic, and combinatorial geometry. Brief theoretical discussions are immediately followed by carefully worked-out examples of increasing degrees of difficulty and by exercises that range from routine to rather challenging. The book features approximately 310 examples and 650 exercises.
Preface * Symbols * Combinatorics * Combinatorial Arithmetic * Combinatorial Geometry * Hints and Answers * Bibliography * Index
From the reviews:
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"In each topic, brief theoretical discussions are immediately followed by carefully worked-out examples of increasing degrees of difficulty, and by exercises that range form routine to rather challenging. While this book emphasizes some methods that are not usually covered in beginning university courses, it nevertheless teaches techniques and skills that are useful not only in the specific topics covered here."
"This excellent book presents a wide range of combinatorial problems of all degrees of difficulties. The authors show how to approach the solution of such problems ... . A large number of (solved) exercises give the reader the opportunity to check his advances." (Hansueli Hösli, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1055, 2005)
"This is a book about solving problems in combinatorics ... . It covers a wide range of enumeration results ... . All concepts and methods are introduced in problems followed by detailed solutions. ... Besides the problems in the main text, there are hundreds of nice exercises each of which comes with either a hint or an answer. The index makes it possible to select exercises either according to the objects in the problem statement or the method used in the solution." (T. Eisenkölbl, Monatshefte für Mathematik, Vol. 144 (2), 2005)
"This book is written along the lines of the author's previous volume ... . In each topic there is a brief description of the theory, then carefully chosen worked examples in increasing order of difficulty, and then exercises ... . With the outline solutions providing hints if necessary, the reader is thus lead along carefully chosen paths ... . All the more welcome, then, is a book like this which attempts to get the reader to think about mathematics ... ." (Ian Anderson, The Mathematical Gazette, Vol. 88 (512), 2004)
"This is a translation of the second Czech edition of a book whose title translates as Methods for Solving Mathematical Problems, vol. II. It is a rich compendium of problems (310 worked examples, plus 650 exercises having hints or solutions ... . The translation is generally excellent ... . This book would be ideal for preparing high school students for competitions ... and is an outstanding source of classroom and homework problems for college students taking a course in combinatorics." (S.W. Golomb, Mathematical Reviews, 2003j)
"Most problem books have a limited number of rather challenging problems. While these problems tend to be quite beautiful, they can appear forbidding and discouraging to a beginning student ... . After going through the chapters the reader will be convinced that the authors are not making these errors. The chapter headings describe the covered material quite well ... . This book is intended as a text for a problem-solving course at the first-or second-year university level ... ." (Péter Hajnal, Acta Scientiarum Mathematicarum, Vol. 69, 2003)