Douglas B. West's Home Page

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

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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 can obtain the solution manual from the publisher after filling out the requested information for identification. (Click on "Instructor's Solutions Manual (ZIP)", then "Request Access", then "Agree", then provide information.) The publisher will check the information to confirm instructor status and then provide instructions for accessing the solution manual.

Mathematical Thinking: Problem-Solving and Proofs (with John D'Angelo) and MATH 347

Second edition: Prentice Hall 2000, 412+xx pages, 930 exercises, ISBN 0-13-014412-6 (1st ed 1997). 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: "Transition" courses (introduction to proofs), Seminar courses in problem-solving, Proof-oriented introductions to discrete mathematics, Basic analysis 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.

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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