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Enumerative Combinatorics, Volume 2

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This second volume of a two-volume basic introduction to enumerative combinatorics covers the composition of generating functions, trees, algebraic generating functions, D-finite generating functions, noncommutative generating functions, and symmetric functions. The chapter on symmetric functions provides the only available treatment of this subject suitable for an introdu...more
Paperback, 600 pages
Published June 4th 2001 by Cambridge University Press (first published January 13th 1999)
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Feb 21, 2012 Joecolelife rated it 5 of 5 stars
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While I do not believe, that this book is suitable as a first introduction to combinatorics, it is a great book for anyone, who is interested in the subject and has had some prior exposure.
The formal mathematical prerequisites are quite minimal. The proofs are such, that after some thinking one can understand them - and they are always rigorous.
If one some occasions, the author would have given a short hint, instead of simply saying "it is easily seen" this would have made the book even more r...more
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