Combinatorics: Ancient & Modern


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Who first presented Pascal's triangle? (It was not Pascal.) Who first presented Hamiltonian graphs? (It was not Hamilton.) Who first presented Steiner triple systems? (It was not Steiner.) The history of mathematics is a well-studied and vibrant area of research, with books and scholarly articles published on various aspects of the subject. Yet, the history of combinatorics seems to have been largely overlooked. This book goes some way to redress this and serves two main purposes: 1) it constitutes the first book-length ...

Combinatorics: Ancient & Modern 2015, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198739050


Combinatorics: Ancient & Modern 2013, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199656592