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Book DetailsDIMACS  Series in Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer ScienceVolume: 24; 1996; 198 ppMSC: Primary 05; Secondary 06; 11; 16; 17; 20; 52; 53;
This book is devoted to the lectures presented at the Sixth International Conference on Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics held at DIMACS in May 1994. The conference attracted approximately 180 graduate students and junior and senior researchers from all over the world.
Generally speaking, algebraic combinatorics involves the use of techniques from algebra, algebraic topology, and algebraic geometry in solving combinatorial problems; or it involves using combinatorial methods to attack problems in these areas. Combinatorial problems amenable to algebraic methods can arise in these or other areas of mathematics, or in areas such as computer science, operations research, physics, chemistry, and, more recently, biology.
Because of this interplay among many fields of mathematics and science, algebraic combinatorics is an area in which a wide variety of ideas and methods come together. The papers in this volume reflect the interesting aspects of this rich interaction.
Copublished with the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science beginning with Volume 8. Volumes 1–7 were copublished with the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM).
ReadershipResearch mathematicians.

Table of Contents

Chapters

The combinatorics of permutation polytopes

Nonpure shellability, fvectors, subspace arrangements, and complexity

Metric geometry: Connections with combinatorics

Algebraic languages: A bridge between combinatorics and computer science

A survey of combinatorial problems in Lie algebra homology

Algebraic and analytic approaches for the genus series for 2cell embeddings on orientable and nonorientable surfaces

The boundary of Young lattice and random Young tableaux

A survey of noncommutative rational series

Plethysm, partitions with an even number of blocks, and Euler numbers


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This book is devoted to the lectures presented at the Sixth International Conference on Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics held at DIMACS in May 1994. The conference attracted approximately 180 graduate students and junior and senior researchers from all over the world.
Generally speaking, algebraic combinatorics involves the use of techniques from algebra, algebraic topology, and algebraic geometry in solving combinatorial problems; or it involves using combinatorial methods to attack problems in these areas. Combinatorial problems amenable to algebraic methods can arise in these or other areas of mathematics, or in areas such as computer science, operations research, physics, chemistry, and, more recently, biology.
Because of this interplay among many fields of mathematics and science, algebraic combinatorics is an area in which a wide variety of ideas and methods come together. The papers in this volume reflect the interesting aspects of this rich interaction.
Copublished with the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science beginning with Volume 8. Volumes 1–7 were copublished with the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM).
Research mathematicians.

Chapters

The combinatorics of permutation polytopes

Nonpure shellability, fvectors, subspace arrangements, and complexity

Metric geometry: Connections with combinatorics

Algebraic languages: A bridge between combinatorics and computer science

A survey of combinatorial problems in Lie algebra homology

Algebraic and analytic approaches for the genus series for 2cell embeddings on orientable and nonorientable surfaces

The boundary of Young lattice and random Young tableaux

A survey of noncommutative rational series

Plethysm, partitions with an even number of blocks, and Euler numbers