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 providing the requested information for identification.
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.
Instructors can obtain the
solution manual
from the publisher after providing the requested information for identification.
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.
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.
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.