Combinatorica book out

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg45407] Combinatorica book out*From*: combinatorica at cs.sunysb.edu (Combinatorica Project)*Date*: Tue, 6 Jan 2004 04:17:14 -0500 (EST)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

We are proud to announce that our new Combinatorica book: Computational Discrete Mathematics: Combinatorics and Graph Theory with Mathematica by S. Pemmaraju and S. Skiena, and published by Cambridge University Press, is *finally* available from Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0521806860/ref=nosim/thealgorithrepo A blurb for the book is given below, but we encourage you to visit http://www.combinatorica.com to learn more about the book and the wealth of resources for the new and greatly improved Combinatorica. Sriram Pemmaraju Steven Skiena ------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Computational Discrete Mathematics" is the definitive guide to Combinatorica, perhaps the most widely used software for teaching and research in discrete mathematics. The Combinatorica user community ranges from students to engineers to researchers in mathematics, computer science, physics, economics, and the humanities. Combinatorica has received the EDUCOM Higher Education Software Award and been employed in teaching from grade school to graduate levels. Combinatorica is included with every copy of the popular computer algebra system Mathematica. Experimenting with Combinatorica provides an exciting new way to learn combinatorics and graph theory. This book provides examples of all 450 Combinatiorica functions in action, along with the associated mathematical and algorithmic theory. The book contains no formal proofs, but enough discussion to understand and appreciate all the algorithms and theorems contained within. We cover classical and advanced topics on the most important combinatorial objects: permutations, subsets, partitions, and Young tableaux. We also cover all important areas of graph theory: graph construction operations, invariants, and embeddings as well as algorithmic graph theory. This book can also serve as a unique textbook with enough material to teach or supplement full-semester, experimentally-enhanced courses in combinatorics and graph theory using Mathematica. Three interesting classes of exercises are provided -- theorem/proof, programming exercises, and experimental explorations, providing great flexibility in teaching and learning the material.