**AMS Chelsea Publishing**

Volume: 361;
1979;
639 pp;
Hardcover

MSC: Primary 05;

Print ISBN: 978-0-8218-4262-1

Product Code: CHEL/361.H

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Product Code: CHEL/361.H.E**

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# Combinatorial Problems and Exercises: Second Edition

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*László Lovász*

The main purpose of this book is to provide help in learning existing
techniques in combinatorics. The most effective way of learning such
techniques is to solve exercises and problems. This book presents all the
material in the form of problems and series of problems (apart from some
general comments at the beginning of each chapter). In the second part, a
hint is given for each exercise, which contains the main idea necessary
for the solution, but allows the reader to practice the techniques by
completing the proof. In the third part, a full solution is provided for
each problem.

This book will be useful to those students who intend to start research in
graph theory, combinatorics or their applications, and for those
researchers who feel that combinatorial techniques might help them with
their work in other branches of mathematics, computer science, management
science, electrical engineering and so on. For background, only the
elements of linear algebra, group theory, probability and calculus are
needed.

#### Readership

Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in graph theory, combinatorics, and their applications.

#### Reviews & Endorsements

Lovász provides extensive help to those wishing to learn existing techniques in combinatories, approaching the topic in a participatory lecture format and providing hundreds of progressive exercises.

-- SciTech Book News

#### Table of Contents

# Table of Contents

## Combinatorial Problems and Exercises: Second Edition

- Cover Cover11
- Title page iii4
- Dedication v6
- Contents vii8
- Preface to the second edition ix10
- Preface xi12
- Problems 116
- Hints 95110
- Solutions 147162
- Dictionary of the combinatorial phrases and concepts used 591606
- Notation 607622
- Index of the abbreviations of textbooks and monographs 611626
- Subject index 613628
- Author index 617632
- Errata 623638
- Back Cover Back Cover1642