Combinatorial Techniques

  • Sharad S. Sane

Part of the Texts and Readings in Mathematics book series (volume 65)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
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  18. Back Matter
    Pages 457-468

About this book


This is a basic text on combinatorics that deals with all the three aspects of the discipline: tricks, techniques and theory, and attempts to blend them. The book has several distinctive features. Probability and random variables with their interconnections to permutations are discussed. The theme of parity has been specially included and it covers applications ranging from solving the Nim game to the quadratic reciprocity law. Chapters related to geometry include triangulations and Sperner's theorem, classification of regular polytopes, tilings and an introduction to the Eulcidean Ramsey theory. Material on group actions covers Sylow theory, automorphism groups and a classification of finite subgroups of orthogonal groups. All chapters have a large number of exercises with varying degrees of difficulty, ranging from material suitable for Mathematical Olympiads to research.

Authors and affiliations

  • Sharad S. Sane
    • 1
  1. 1.Indian Institute of TechnologyMumbaiIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Hindustan Book Agency (India) 2013
  • Publisher Name Hindustan Book Agency, Gurgaon
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-93-80250-48-9
  • Online ISBN 978-93-86279-55-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2366-8717
  • Series Online ISSN 2366-8725
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