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Combinatorica book out

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  • Subject: [mg45407] Combinatorica book out
  • From: combinatorica at (Combinatorica Project)
  • Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2004 04:17:14 -0500 (EST)
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	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:

	A blurb for the book is given below, but we encourage you to visit 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.

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