An undergraduate textbook on general combinatorics.
A Walk Through Combinatorics
A Walk Through Combinatorics, 2nd edition
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The second edition was published at the end of 2006, and is now available
publisher, or from
Note that Amazon has all three
namely the first edition in paperback (42 dollars), the first edition
in hardcover (70 dollars), and the 2nd edition in hardcover (88 dollars).
Make sure you select the one you want (click "All editions" once you found the
This leads us to an interesting point. Yes, currently both the
second editions are available, as long as supplies last.
Why a Second edition?
I had at least four reasons to write a second edition.
Many colleagues said that they wanted more exercises without solutions.
This has been done. I added new exercises so that the ratio of exercises
with and without solutions is now one to one, instead of two to one in the
- Extra Chapters.
I added a chapter on algorithms and one on computational complexity. For
many students taking this class, this is the only opportunity to see
these exiting topics.
- New Results.
As the Stanley-Wilf conjecture has recently been solved, Chapter 14
of the first edition became outdated since that chapter claimed that it
was open. This has been updated.
All typos in the first edition that I was aware of have been corrected.
Read the Foreword
by Richard Stanley. Click
the pdf version.
Here is the errata
for the first printing. In 2008, there was a second printing. I am
starting up an
errata for that now.
Read my own
the pdf version.
See the Table of
Contents. Note that Chapters 17 and 18 are new.
If you want to read reviews of the first edition, you can do so by
website of that edition.
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