By Richard P. Stanley

Written through one of many premiere specialists within the box, Algebraic Combinatorics is a distinct undergraduate textbook that would organize the following iteration of natural and utilized mathematicians. the mix of the author’s vast wisdom of combinatorics and classical and sensible instruments from algebra will encourage influenced scholars to delve deeply into the attention-grabbing interaction among algebra and combinatorics. Readers should be in a position to practice their newfound wisdom to mathematical, engineering, and enterprise models.

The textual content is basically meant to be used in a one-semester complex undergraduate path in algebraic combinatorics, enumerative combinatorics, or graph conception. necessities comprise a simple wisdom of linear algebra over a box, life of finite fields, and rudiments of workforce thought. the subjects in each one bankruptcy construct on each other and comprise wide challenge units in addition to tricks to chose routines. Key themes contain walks on graphs, cubes and the Radon remodel, the Matrix–Tree Theorem, de Bruijn sequences, the Erdős-Moser conjecture, electric networks, and the Sperner estate. There also are 3 appendices on merely enumerative points of combinatorics on the topic of the bankruptcy fabric: the RSK set of rules, airplane walls, and the enumeration of categorized bushes.